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Bill to restrict chemical abortions clears committee

Jan 29, 2015 6:01pm

LITTLE ROCK — A bill to restrict the use of abortion-inducing drugs in Arkansas cleared a House committee Thursday.

The House Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee endorsed House Bill...


PBHS students win at FBLA event

Jan 29, 2015 6:01pm

The Pine Bluff High School FBLA received awards in several business competitions during the FBLA District III Spring Leadership Conference on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the Pine Bluff Convention...

Committee names choice for ADHE director

Jan 29, 2015 6:01pm

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Higher Education’s Director Search Committee has decided to recommend Brett Powell as the next director of ADHE, the agency said Thursday.

Powell is...


Governor’s health-care, tax cut proposals advance

Jan 29, 2015 6:01pm

LITTLE ROCK — State legislators on Thursday advanced two major pieces of Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s agenda, his proposals to look for new health care reforms and cut income taxes for middle-class...

Senate approves Keystone XL construction

Jan 29, 2015 6:01pm

WASHINGTON — The Senate approved legislation Thursday to permit construction of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline.

Sens. John Boozman, R-Ark., and Tom Cotton, R-Ark., voted in favor of...

Free tax filing event set Saturday

Jan 29, 2015 6:01pm

Residents may receive free help with filing their income taxes during the Super Saturday free income tax filing event.

Super Saturday will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31. at the...


Band Museum building roof collapses

Jan 29, 2015 5:01pm

The vacant Band Museum building suffered a collapsed roof Thursday, raising questions about the safety of people in the area.

City of Pine Bluff Technical Inspector/Stormwater Coordinator...

Arkansas delegation seeks relief for ‘Turner Grain’ farmers

Jan 29, 2015 5:01pm

WASHINGTON — The Arkansas Congressional delegation asked Thursday for Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to allow farmers impacted by the collapse of Turner Grain to defer loan repayments until...


Cotton votes for more Iran sanctions

Jan 29, 2015 3:01pm

WASHINGTON — The Senate Banking Committee on Thursday advanced legislation that would ratchet up sanctions against Iran if it fails to agree to strict limits on its nuclear program.


Producers should apply for conservation program by Feb. 27

Jan 29, 2015 2:01pm

To be considered for funding this year through the Conservation Stewardship Program, farmers, ranchers and forest landowners should apply by Feb. 27.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will...