LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a Sallisaw, Okla., man’s conviction and life sentence in the slaying of a Kibler man, saying Fort Smith police did not violate his right to remain silent because he did not clearly invoke that right.
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WASHINGTON — The Democratic Party of Arkansas wants U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle, to refund taxpayer dollars it claims were used to pay for purported town hall meetings that Democrats contend were nothing more than campaign events.
LITTLE ROCK — Lawyers for the state and the Pulaski County clerk asked a judge Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, saying voters exercised their legal right to change the state constitution when they approved an amendment in 2004 defining marriage as between a man and a woman.
WASHINGTON — A resolution aimed at avoiding another contentious budget showdown in January advanced Thursday in the House even as Arkansas lawmakers were divided on its merits.
WASHINGTON — The National Chicken Council is urging the U.S. Senate to repeal a corn ethanol mandate the group claims is driving up the cost of feed.
LITTLE ROCK — A legislative panel agreed Thursday to issue a subpoena to compel the head of a state board that allowed a limited number of public schools to arm teachers and staff to testify before lawmakers.
WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday voted to extend expiring farm policies for an additional month, giving lawmakers a bit more time to approve a final long-term farm bill without causing milk prices to potentially double at the start of 2014.
LITTLE ROCK — Lt. Gov. Mark Darr owes the state more than $9,000 for unauthorized travel reimbursements, according to a state audit report lawmakers reviewed Thursday.
When winter’s snow and temperatures come down, flames in the fireplace usually go up.
Even after the storm is gone, ice and snow can leave dangers behind in the form of damaged trees, said Tamara Walkingstick, associate director of the Arkansas Forest Research Center and an extension forester for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.