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Steve Barnes | Political notes from the road

Aug 19, 2014 7:11am

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Believe it or not this town offers more than country music. It is home to what I am told (I have not had the opportunity to personally partake) is a stellar symphony orchestra,...

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Troopers busy assisting motorist during snow and ice

Dec 06, 2013 6:48pm

State Troopers across Arkansas have spent most of last night and today assisting motorists who have been victims of snow or ice covered highways.

Most of the motor vehicle crashes involved...

A Central Arkansas Transit bus was one of the few vehicles on the Main Street Bridge between Little Rock and North Little Rock Friday as a winter storm, packed with ice and sleet, moved across Arkansas. (Rob Moritz photo)

Winter storm causes power outages, wrecks across state

Dec 06, 2013 4:08pm

LITTLE ROCK — Sleet and ice covered most of Arkansas Friday as a winter storm moved across the state, causing thousands of power outages and wrecks.

By mid-day, Entergy Arkansas was...

This National Weather Service map shows the Hard Freeze Warnings and Freeze Warnings as of 10 p.m. Monday.

Freezing temperatures in state forecast

Nov 11, 2013 9:51pm

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — A cold front approaching from the north will bring the coldest temperatures of the season so far to Arkansas, with mid-week lows dipping below freezing statewide, the National...

AG: Scam targets bank customers

Nov 06, 2013 2:26pm

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is warning Arkansas consumers about a widespread scam in which con artists are posing as representatives of financial institutions in order to obtain credit card...

Feds accepting applications for water quality monitoring assistance through next week

Oct 30, 2013 11:38pm

LITTLE ROCK – Farmers and landowners in Arkansas have through the end of next week to apply for federal assistance to monitor edge of field water quality on agricultural lands in targeted...

Lawmaker says private option delay being considered

Oct 30, 2013 11:29pm

LITTLE ROCK — A state legislator said Wednesday there is talk among some lawmakers of delaying implementation of Arkansas’ plan to use Medicaid money to subsidize private insurance coverage for...

Two GOP hopefuls announce for 2nd District congressional seat

Updated: Nov 01, 2013 9:31am

LITTLE ROCK —Two Republicans said Tuesday they plan to run for the 2nd District congressional seat.

Banker French Hill of Little Rock, and Conrad Reynolds of Conway are the first Republicans...

Arkansas conservatives seek action on immigration reform

Oct 30, 2013 12:34am

WASHINGTON — An Arkansas business contingent delivered a simple message Tuesday to members of the state delegation on Capitol Hill: The time is now for immigration reform.

“We are here to...

Corps waives day use fees Nov. 11 for veterans and their families

Updated: Nov 01, 2013 9:34am

To commemorate Veterans Day, the Little Rock District of the Army Corps of Engineers will join Corps districts nationwide and waive day use fees at its recreation areas Monday, Nov. 11, for...

Beebe names 23 to state boards, commissions

Oct 09, 2013 6:26pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe announced 23 appointments to state boards and commissions Wednesday.

Those appointed from Pulaski County:

—Dr. Mary Aitken, Maumelle, reappointed to the...