LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., on Tuesday called on his Republican election opponent to explain a 2013 vote against a bill that benefited Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
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The majority of Arkansans, according to a recent Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey, say they have not made major household purchases in the past six months and about a quarter of Arkansans surveyed want to increase their savings rate.
LITTLE ROCK — After a national search, the Arkansas Department of Human Services has given the job of state Medicaid director to the person who had been serving as interim director.
LITTLE ROCK — Former Arkansas governor and current Florida resident Mike Huckabee returned to his home state Monday to endorse the Senate bid of U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle.
FORT SMITH — Site designs and floor plans for a proposed medical college in Fort Smith show how the 200-acre campus will look.
BARLING — The James W. Trimble Lock and Dam is the most used lock on the 447-mile McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System for commercial purposes, but that hasn’t kept “Lock 13” from facing budget cuts and a loss of preventive maintenance.
FORT SMITH — Although a Federal Reserve survey taken last fall found 40 percent of people don’t feel like they have enough money to save, the Fed’s most recent numbers tell a different story with personal sector savings deposits showing a drastic increase since fourth-quarter 2013 levels of $207.1 billion to 2014’s first quarter figure of $574.3 billion.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ high school graduating class of 2014 took the ACT college entrance exam in higher numbers and on average scored higher than the 2013 senior class, the state Department of Education said Wednesday in a news release.
LITTLE ROCK — U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Wednesday the Keystone pipeline project highlights the differences between Arkansas’ Republican and Democratic 2nd District congressional candidates.
LITTLE ROCK — The state Lottery Commission voted Wednesday to close three regional claim centers in Springdale, Jonesboro and Camden, a move that lottery officials said could save as much as $381,000 a year.