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Political fireworks again undignified

Oct 23, 2014 10:10pm

Apparently the thought of a civil election cycle in Jefferson County is one local politicians just can’t countenance. Each time the November ballot comes around the various factions are wont to...


Q&A: Democrat, Libertarian challenge secretary of state

Oct 23, 2014 9:10pm

LITTLE ROCK — A former county and state election official and a political activist are challenging Arkansas’ incumbent secretary of state.

Republican Mark Martin, 46, of Prairie Grove is...


Q&A: Hampton, Lea, Leach seek to succeed Daniels as state auditor

Oct 23, 2014 9:10pm

LITTLE ROCK — An employee of the state auditor’s office, a state legislator and a software developer are vying to succeed state Auditor Charlie Daniels, who is retiring.

Democrat Regina...


Q&A: Burkhalter, Griffin, Olson seek to be next lieutenant governor

Oct 23, 2014 9:10pm

LITTLE ROCK — A businessman and former state highway commissioner, a congressman and a mental health paraprofessional are competing for the office of lieutenant governor.

The office has...

Father of lieutenant governor candidate dies

Oct 23, 2014 9:10pm

LITTLE ROCK — Frank Allen Burkhalter, father of Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor John Burkhalter, died Thursday, Burkhalter’s campaign said in a statement.

Frank Burkhalter, 86...

Company slams Legislature over no-bid contract with lottery consultants

Oct 23, 2014 9:10pm

LITTLE ROCK — A Georgia company that at one time was interested in providing consulting services to the Arkansas lottery complained Thursday that the Legislature violated principles of...

Same-sex marriage cases to reach state, federal courts on same day

Oct 23, 2014 9:10pm

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a state-court challenge to Arkansas’ same-sex marriage ban on the same day that a federal judge hears arguments in a federal...

Supreme Court upholds ruling on date of next PB mayoral election

Oct 23, 2014 9:10pm

LITTLE ROCK — The state Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an appeal of a Jefferson County circuit judge’s ruling that the next Pine Bluff mayoral election will be in 2016.

The state’s...


Clydesdales steal show at Farmers Appreciation Fish Fry

Oct 23, 2014 9:10pm

While the idea was to celebrate Jefferson County’s agribusiness and farming, the appearance of the Budweiser Clydesdales stole the show Thursday during the Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce’...

County attorney says yes to courthouse campaign signs

Oct 23, 2014 8:10pm

Political campaign signs are allowed in the flower bed adjacent to the Jefferson County Courthouse that has been at the center of a dispute this week, the county attorney has determined.