WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s choice to take over the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs should sail through the Senate confirmation process, according to U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark.
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LITTLE ROCK — Conflicting decisions Tuesday by two federal appellate panels regarding implementation of part of Affordable Care Act will have no immediate effect on Arkansans who have obtained health care coverage under the law, state officials said Tuesday.
LITTLE ROCK — Secretary of State Mark Martin’s office on Tuesday defended its decision to set July 7 as the deadline to submit petitions in support of ballot initiatives.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ national parks welcomed 2.78 million visitors who spent $144 million*** in the state in 2013, the National Park Service said in a report released Friday.
LITTLE ROCK — An annual report ranks Arkansas 41st in the nation in the overall well-being of its children, down from 40th last year, and shows that child poverty has increased in the state, although gains have been made in health care coverage and education.
LITTLE ROCK — A group that opposes a proposed constitutional amendment to allow statewide alcohol sales asked Secretary of State Mark Martin’s office Monday not to certify the proposal for the November ballot.
FORT SMITH — Fort Smith remains at the top of the Arkansas Tech Business Index for the second straight month.
FORT SMITH — Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney Marc McCune doesn’t intend to respond to a defense motion seeking to remove him from the Rickey Dale Newman murder case, because the case is stayed until a judge’s order regarding Newman’s competence to stand trial is withdrawn or superseded.
LITTLE ROCK — Democratic candidate for state treasurer Karen Sealy Garcia on Monday unveiled a “code of ethics” she said she would establish for employees of the treasurer’s office and vendors who do business with the office.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Board of Correction on Monday approved an agreement with Pulaski County to begin leasing space in an effort to reduce a backlog of state prisoners in county jails.