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House backs more immigration visas for Afghan translators

Jul 30, 2014 8:07pm

WASHINGTON — The House on a voice vote approved legislation that would increase the number of visas available to Afghans who assisted the United States in Operation Enduring Freedom.

Rep....

Biomass company to open plant in Monticello

Jul 30, 2014 8:07pm

LITTLE ROCK — Houston-based Zilkha Biomass Energy said Wednesday it will spend $90 million to open a biomass wood pellet manufacturing plant in Monticello that will employ 52 people.

The...

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Hutchinson gives Pulaski County $1,750 for improperly claimed tax credits

Jul 30, 2014 8:07pm

LITTLE ROCK — Republican candidate for governor Asa Hutchinson gave Pulaski County $1,750 on Wednesday for improperly claiming homestead tax credits in the county.

The money was accepted as...

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Crawford opposes VA bill

Jul 30, 2014 8:07pm

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro, was one of just five House members on Wednesday who voted against a $16.3 billion bill crafted in response to a VA hospital scandal over long...

ADEQ director to retire

Jul 30, 2014 7:07pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality Director Teresa Marks will retire on Sept. 30, the agency said Wednesday.

Gov. Mike Beebe appointed Marks in 2007 to head the...

Fire at camper trailer linked to electrical appliance

Jul 30, 2014 7:07pm

A fire that apparently started with a faulty electrical appliance resulted in moderate damage to a pull-behind camper trailer Tuesday evening.

Pine Bluff Fire and Emergency Services Chief...

State senator to resign, start work as lobbyist for UA System

Jul 30, 2014 7:07pm

LITTLE ROCK — A state senator is resigning to begin work as a lobbyist for the University of Arkansas System.

Sen. Johnny Key, R-Mountain Home, told the Arkansas News Bureau on Wednesday...

Attorney general’s office asks judge to keep ban on gay marriage in place

Jul 30, 2014 7:07pm

LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office on Wednesday asked a federal judge to keep Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriage in place.

McDaniel’s office asked U.S. District Judge...

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Stores prepare for crowds with tax-free back-to-school shopping set for weekend

Jul 30, 2014 7:07pm

As students get ready to return to school, parents can save money on certain school supplies and articles of clothing this weekend during the no-sales-tax holiday in Arkansas.

The waiver of...

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City told to wait week for assessment of collapsed building; mayor considers other options

Jul 30, 2014 7:07pm

Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth said that her Wednesday meeting with the owner of the partially collapsed building at 620 S. Main St. did not produce the answers that she sought.

“I met...

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