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Nate Strauch | The pain game

Aug 20, 2014 4:39pm

Finding yourself in a predicament whereby you’re forced to come into contact with the American health care system is the very definition of a lose-lose. You already have a serious problem, or you...

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<p>(From left) Pine Bluff School Board President Herman Horace, district finance director Pam Winkler and Superintendent Linda Watson listen to lawmakers during a legislative committee Thursday at the state Capitol. (Rob Moritz photo)</p>

Audit finds financial deficiencies at PB school district

Updated: Sep 13, 2012 9:43pm

LITTLE ROCK — A state audit of the Pine Bluff School District presented to lawmakers Thursday found significant weaknesses in the district’s internal controls over financial reporting and a number...

State receives $1.2 million grant to train veterans

Updated: Sep 13, 2012 9:44pm

LITTLE ROCK — The state Department of Workforce Services announced Thursday it has received a $1.2 million grant to provide employment training and supportive services to veterans.

The grant...

<p>Nancy Todd talks to reporters Thursday after the state Supreme Court heard oral arguments on her proposed constitutional amendment to allow casinos in four counties. (John Lyon photo)</p>

Petition process for casino proposal like ‘obstacle course,’ lawyer says

Updated: Sep 13, 2012 9:44pm

LITTLE ROCK — The ballot petition process has been turned into “an obstacle course” for a businesswoman seeking to place on the ballot a proposed constitutional amendment to allow casinos in four...

Bill to punish those who lie about military service approved by House

Updated: Sep 13, 2012 9:45pm

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday approved a bill that seeks to punish people who lie about military service to gain benefits or a preferential job.

The Stolen Valor Act reworks a 2005 law...

Hearing set in PB mayoral election lawsuit

Updated: Sep 12, 2012 8:12pm

PINE BLUFF — A special judge will hear arguments next week in Mayor Carl A. Redus Jr.’s lawsuit seeking to halt the city’s Nov. 6 mayoral election.

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Jay Moody set...

Court of Appeals overturns rape conviction

Updated: Sep 12, 2012 8:14pm

LITTLE ROCK — A man convicted of raping a child is entitled to a new trial because jurors were not allowed to hear testimony that the alleged victim was heard saying she lied on the stand, the...

Envoy to Egypt, Arkansas native, out of harm’s way

Updated: Sep 12, 2012 8:14pm

WASHINGTON — U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson, an Arkansas native, was not in danger when a group of protesters scaled the wall of the U.S. embassy in Cairo and tried to burn the American...

Opponents claim medical-marijuana proposal flawed

Updated: Sep 12, 2012 8:15pm

LITTLE ROCK — A ballot question on medical marijuana should be declared legally insufficient for the November general election because its language does not adequately inform voters about the...

Lawmaker in vote-buying scheme formally resigns House seat

Updated: Sep 12, 2012 8:16pm

LITTLE ROCK — An eastern Arkansas legislator who pleaded guilty to a vote fraud charge last week formally resigned his state House seat Wednesday.

Former Rep. Hudson Hallum, a Democrat from...

30 indicted in alleged Jonesboro meth ring

Updated: Sep 12, 2012 8:16pm

LITTLE ROCK — Thirty people in the Jonesboro area are named in a 64-count federal indictment alleging they were involved in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, the U.S. attorney’s office...