WASHINGTON — The House voted last week for a two-month extension in federal highway funding, averting an interruption of state projects while buying more time to come up with a better solution to federal road woes.
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An Arkansas Congressman has set his sights on the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion to shore up an insolvent federal Highway Trust Fund that has required nearly 30 short-term extensions since 2009.
LITTLE ROCK — Walmart on Friday announced new, stricter policies on the treatment of animals by its suppliers, a move that animal rights groups hailed as historic and game-changing.
LITTLE ROCK — Former reality TV star Josh Duggar resigned Thursday from his position as executive director of the lobbying arm of the conservative Family Research Council amid reports that as a young teenager he allegedly molested several young girls, including some of his sisters.
LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday he will ask legislators during next week’s special session to approve an $87.1 million bond issue to help Lockheed Martin land a military contract that could bring 600 new jobs to southern Arkansas.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas death-row inmate Kenneth Isom is entitled to a new court hearing, a divided Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a man’s conviction of driving while intoxicated, rejecting his argument that his blood was tested illegally without his consent.
LITTLE ROCK — A national commission studying hunger in the U.S. heard testimony Tuesday in Arkansas, which is among the states with the highest hunger and poverty levels in the nation.
A report by the Arkansas News Bureau published Wednesday incorrectly stated that the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has a free lunch program and a Women, Infants and Children office on campus. The lunch program and WIC office are on the campus of Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
LITTLE ROCK — A four-state operation targeting prescription drug trafficking has resulted in the arrests of 280 people, including several Arkansas doctors, nurses and pharmacists, authorities said Wednesday.