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Lawmakers OK bills on ‘re-homing,’ executions, lottery scholarships

Mar 26, 2015 9:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — State legislators gave final passage Thursday to two bills addressing “re-homing” and advanced bills on executions and lottery-funded college scholarships.

Re-homing

A...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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.

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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...

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