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Weevils, Trojans to meet Nov. 16

Aug 18, 2014 10:08pm

More than 40 years have passed since Arkansas-Monticello and Arkansas-Little Rock have squared off in men’s basketball.

That will change Nov. 16 at 2 p.m., when UALR opens its season at...

Don’t increase terms for politicians

Aug 18, 2014 10:08pm

Editor, The Commercial:

I love this state. I thought the “Machine” in Illinois was something, but the “Good Ole’ Boys” have them beat.

Why even bother amending the state Constitution...

Ebola threat demands attention

Aug 18, 2014 10:08pm

The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has seized the world’s attention like a summer horror movie. The images of a terrible disease without a cure have surged across news and social media. Late...


More options at tight end: Sprinkle, others can ‘stretch field vertically,’ Lunney says

Aug 18, 2014 9:08pm

This is the fifth story in a 10-part series previewing the 2014 Razorbacks. Up next: Linebackers

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas offensive coordinator Jim Chaney believed there was plenty of...

Allen takes backup role

Aug 18, 2014 8:08pm

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema answered one of the Razorbacks’ key preseason questions last Saturday, naming Austin Allen the No. 2 quarterback.

The redshirt freshman said Monday he’s ready...


Can Strickland regain spotlight?

Aug 18, 2014 9:08pm

Tyler Strickland wants his senior season at Arkansas-Pine Bluff to go the way his first scrimmage in this year’s preseason camp went — perfectly.

Strickland is fully aware of the struggles...

White Hall bans smoking in parks

Aug 18, 2014 7:08pm

In response to people smoking at White Hall parks, the White Hall City Council amended an existing ordinance to ban smoking on municipal properties.

The city council approved amending the...

Fort Smith stays on top, PB on bottom of Business Index

Aug 18, 2014 7:08pm

FORT SMITH — Fort Smith remained on top of the Arkansas Tech Business Index for May, while Pine Bluff remained at the bottom of the list despite showing an increase in its score.

Eleven of...


Group backing minimum wage hike submits more signatures

Aug 18, 2014 7:08pm

LITTLE ROCK — A group seeking to place on the November ballot an initiated act to raise the state minimum wage submitted what it said were 69,070 additional signatures in support of the measure to...

Plaintiffs in state-court challenge to gay marriage ban argue against stay

Aug 18, 2014 7:08pm

LITTLE ROCK — A pending challenge to Utah’s ban on gay marriage does not justify putting a hold on a challenge to Arkansas’ ban, according to attorneys for same-sex couples who brought the...