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Steve Barnes | Happy Birthday Lauren

Jul 29, 2014 4:23pm

Dearest Lauren,

Something happened in the year since my last letter, something so predictable it was like the sun rising and yet so strange it was if it rose in the west: you grew. I’d guess...

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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...

Highway Department to limit lane closures during holiday

Updated: Aug 29, 2013 5:36pm

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department is limiting lane closures in construction zones during the Labor Day holiday.

AHTD, however, reminds drivers to use extra caution...

Governor names 63 to state boards, commissions

Aug 20, 2013 9:05pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe announced 63 appointments to state boards and commissions on Tuesday, including appointees from North Little Rock, Maumelle and Jacksonville:

—Lonnie Burrow,...

Rx Drug Abuse: Arkansas Survey Tracks Abuse Among Students

May 02, 2013 6:00pm

Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series produced by the Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith, although the statistics cited in this article have been updated for Pulaski, Faulkner, Lonoke...

Rx Drug Abuse: Addiction treatment available locally

May 02, 2013 6:00pm

Editor’s Note: This article concludes a series produced by the Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith. The entire series is available online at