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Panel backs drug testing for public benefits recipients

Mar 26, 2015 8:03pm

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.

The House Public...


Little Rock businessman touts foreign aid to Africa

Mar 26, 2015 7:03pm

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...

Citizen police group offers assistance

Mar 26, 2015 7:03pm

Volunteers from the Citizens on Patrol are available, upon request, to monitor the residence of someone attending a wake or funeral.

On May 1, 2013, the Pine Bluff Citizens Police Alumni...

Couple begins electrical engineering scholarship

Mar 26, 2015 7:03pm

Undergraduate full-time students majoring in electrical engineering will be eligible for a new scholarship at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

The Hugh and Martha Brewer Endowed...


Bill on executive sessions advances

Mar 26, 2015 6:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — A bill to make calling for or participating in an improper executive session a Class A misdemeanor cleared a House committee Thursday.

The House Judiciary Committee also...


Sheriff, county judge want vicious animal ordinance upgraded

Mar 26, 2015 6:03pm

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...


Group says religious-belief bill anti-business

Mar 26, 2015 6:03pm

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,...


Main Street reopened between Fourth, Fifth avenues

Mar 26, 2015 6:03pm

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.



Johnson latest in series of county officials to be charged with crime

Mar 26, 2015 6:03pm

Jefferson County Clerk Patricia Royal Johnson is the fifth county elected official to have been charged with a crime since 2003.

Johnson, who is serving her third term, was arrested...

Celebrating Women’s History

Mar 26, 2015 5:03pm

Women’s History Month has been celebrated each March since 1987, but it had its origins as a national celebration in 1980 when President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the week of March 8 as “Women’s...