LITTLE ROCK — A House committee on Thursday advanced a bill to create a pilot program to drug test participants in the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program.
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WASHINGTON — A high-powered panel of witnesses — including Little Rock businessman Scott Ford — urged the Senate on Thursday to reject a proposal that would have cut in half U.S. foreign aid that is improving the health and well-being for Africa’s poorest people. The Senate obliged.
Volunteers from the Citizens on Patrol are available, upon request, to monitor the residence of someone attending a wake or funeral.
Undergraduate full-time students majoring in electrical engineering will be eligible for a new scholarship at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
LITTLE ROCK — A bill to make calling for or participating in an improper executive session a Class A misdemeanor cleared a House committee Thursday.
Jefferson County Sheriff Gerald Robinson plans to ask the Jefferson County Quorum Court to revise a 1995 ordinance dealing with vicious animals in the wake of the death of a man who was mauled by a pack of pit bulls last week.
LITTLE ROCK — An advocacy group on Thursday called on state lawmakers and Gov. Asa Hutchinson to reject a bill it said would send a message to businesses that Arkansas is an intolerant, unwelcoming place to do business.
Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth ordered the reopening of Main Street on Thursday morning between Fourth and Fifth avenues, one month after two buildings in the block collapsed.
Jefferson County Clerk Patricia Royal Johnson is the fifth county elected official to have been charged with a crime since 2003.
To encourage more schools to make breakfast part of the school day, the application deadline for the Arkansas School Breakfast Challenge was extended to May 1.