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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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Exhibit at UAPB showcases photographs of Rogerline Johnson Jr.

Jan 27, 2015 5:01pm

Photographic images taken by famous self-taught photographer Rogerline Johnson Jr. of Helena between 1952 and 1971 are on display at the Leedell Moorehead-Graham Fine Arts Gallery at the...

Births

Jan 27, 2015 5:01pm

Morgan Thyen

Jennifer Thyen and John Thyen of White Hall announce the birth of a boy, Morgan Walker Thyen.

Morgan was born on Jan. 16, 2015, at UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock,...

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