WASHINGTON — Congress struggled last week with a response to the surge of thousands of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S. southern border before recessing for a five-week August break.
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FORT SMITH — Gubernatorial candidates Asa Hutchinson and Mike Ross didn’t stray from their campaign scripts during a joint appearance at the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce First Friday Breakfast.
WASHINGTON — The wave of unaccompanied minors from Central America flooding into the United States appears to be ebbing, according to Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., who visited a border patrol station in southern Texas on Friday.
LITTLE ROCK — A state legislator said Friday he wants answers about the placement in Arkansas of unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America.
WASHINGTON — With a VFW building as a backdrop, Democratic challenger Jackie McPherson on Friday condemned again a vote that Rep. Rick Crawford cast this week against a $16.3 billion bill that sailed through Congress in response to a VA hospital scandal over long waiting lists and falsified records.
LITTLE ROCK — About 15 protesters, several of them McDonald’s employees, staged a protest on the sidewalk in front of a McDonald’s restaurant in Little Rock on Friday to call for higher wages and the right to unionize without retaliation.
LITTLE ROCK — State officials on Friday released for public comment a proposal to make changes to the so-called private option, Arkansas’ version of Medicaid expansion.
WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid appears to be laying the groundwork for Congress to vote, after the November mid-term elections, on a bill that would require online merchants to collect sales tax receipts on Internet purchases.
WASHINGTON — Arkansas Sens. John Boozman and Mark Pryor have filed legislation to require the federal government to weigh the economic costs to private citizens when it designates critical habitat.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas governor’s race has been rated as “leans Republican” by a noted campaign handicapper.