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.
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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.
LITTLE ROCK — Republican candidate for state treasurer Dennis Milligan on Tuesday unveiled a “best practices” plan for the office that includes a blind bidding process.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas is “ground zero” in the battle to win a Republican majority in the U.S. Senate, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said here Tuesday.
LITTLE ROCK — Legislative support may be lacking for a proposal to raise money for a new prison by increasing the decal fee that Arkansas motorists pay when renewing their license plates, the chairman of the Senate Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs said Tuesday.
FORT SMITH — Fort Smith remained on top of the Arkansas Tech Business Index for May, while Pine Bluff remained at the bottom of the list despite showing an increase in its score.
LITTLE ROCK — A group seeking to place on the November ballot an initiated act to raise the state minimum wage submitted what it said were 69,070 additional signatures in support of the measure to the secretary of state’s office Monday.
LITTLE ROCK — A pending challenge to Utah’s ban on gay marriage does not justify putting a hold on a challenge to Arkansas’ ban, according to attorneys for same-sex couples who brought the challenge in Arkansas.
LITTLE ROCK — An inmate at Varner SuperMax in Grady, Arkansas’ highest-security prison, was found dead in his cell early Monday, the state Department of Correction said.