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Free tax services offered

Jan 27, 2015 7:01pm

Central Arkansas Development Council is offering free tax preparation assistance at the Dallas County Library, 510 E. Fourth St. in Fordyce.

The service is available by appointment or by...

Bryant graduates from basic training

Jan 27, 2015 7:01pm

Army Spc. Dexter C. Bryant has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history,...

28th Annual Chancellor’s Benefit scheduled for Feb. 21

Jan 27, 2015 7:01pm

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will host its 28th Annual Chancellor’s Benefit for the Arts on Feb. 21 at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

The black-tie event will salute...

Second bill filed to end private option at end of this year

Jan 27, 2015 7:01pm

LITTLE ROCK — A second lawmaker has filed a bill to end Arkansas’ Medicaid expansion program known as the private option at the end of this year.

Rep. Donnie Copeland, R-Little Rock, on...

State unemployment rate drops to 5.7 percent

Jan 27, 2015 7:01pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent in December, according to labor statistics released Tuesday.

The Department of Workforce Services previously reported the state...

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Governor’s tax cut clears House panel

Jan 27, 2015 6:01pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s proposed middle-class tax cut cleared a House committee Tuesday with an amendment that would lower, rather than repeal, a capital gains tax cut that lawmakers...

Plaintiffs in gay marriage case ask court not to hear new arguments

Jan 27, 2015 6:01pm

LITTLE ROCK — Attorneys for a group of same-sex couples asked the state Supreme Court on Tuesday not to hear new oral arguments in their challenge to the state’s ban on gay marriage.

Cheryl...

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Cotton grills State official over Iran nuke negotiations

Jan 27, 2015 6:01pm

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., made clear his deep skepticism of ongoing Iran nuclear negotiations during a Senate Banking Committee hearing Tuesday focused on Iran sanctions.

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Public terminal at Port of Pine Bluff getting new operator

Jan 27, 2015 6:01pm

Beginning Monday, the public terminal at the Port of Pine Bluff will be operated by a new company.

Watco Transloading LLC will replace Kinder-Morgan River Terminals, the company that has...

Alumni Report for 01-28-15

Jan 27, 2015 6:01pm

Each week, The Commercial will run this list of active-status athletes from the area with their recent statistics in professional or collegiate action. If there is an active player whom you...

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