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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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Stephens head calls for more transparency on valor awards

Nov 27, 2012 2:13pm

NEW YORK — The Pentagon should make it easier to learn more about service members who are recognized for performing acts of heroism, according to the head of a media organization that chronicled...

“Saluting American Valor” wins award

Nov 26, 2012 2:56pm

NEW YORK — “Saluting American Valor,” a series of stories published by Stephens Media that detailed the actions of U.S. service members decorated for combat heroism in Iraq and Afghanistan, has...

Attorney: Religious music, art at state-funded preschools can be OK

Updated: Sep 18, 2012 9:09pm

LITTLE ROCK — A proposed rule that would ban state-funded religious activities at Arkansas preschools would not ban religious songs and art if they are not presented in a way that amounts to...

Arkansas up to seventh in obesity ranking

Updated: Sep 18, 2012 9:10pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas is the seventh most obese state in the nation, according to a national report released Tuesday.

The state ranked ninth last year in the annual report by Trust for...

White House to honor Little Rock Kiwanis member

Updated: Sep 18, 2012 9:10pm

WASHINGTON – Sanford Tollette will be honored Friday at the White House for his long-time service as director of the Joseph Pfeifer Kiwanis Camp in Little Rock.

Tollette is one of 14 Kiwanis...

ADEQ proposes correction plans for East Arkansas waterways

Updated: Sep 17, 2012 5:44pm

LITTLE ROCK — The state environmental agency is seeking input on plans to address water quality concerns in three eastern Arkansas waterways.

The state Department of Environmental Quality...

Feds nab state parole officer in drug probe

Updated: Sep 17, 2012 5:44pm

LITTLE ROCK — Federal authorities announced the arrest Monday of a state parole officer on a charge of extorting cash payments from drug traffickers under her supervision.

Roxanne Davis, 38...

Signatures sufficient for casino measure; court fight continues

Updated: Sep 14, 2012 7:48pm

LITTLE ROCK — Professional poker player Nancy Todd exceeded the signature requirement for her proposed constitutional amendment on casino gambling by more than 17,000 signatures, the secretary of...

Audit finds financial errors at Rehabilitation Services

Updated: Sep 14, 2012 7:50pm

LITTLE ROCK — Officials with Arkansas Rehabilitation Services were questioned Friday by lawmakers after a state audit revealed a number of problems, including documentation errors and that an...

<p>State Rep. Tim Summers, R-Bentonville, (right) and Sen. Bill Pritchard, R-Elkins, answer questions from reporters Friday after the legislative committee they chair subpoenaed state Treasurer Martha Shoffner to appear. Shoffner did not appear before the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee on Friday to answer questions about a state audit critical of her office.</p>

Lawmakers subpoena state treasurer over critical audit

Updated: Sep 14, 2012 7:59pm

LITTLE ROCK — State Treasurer Martha Shoffner failed to appear before a legislative committee Friday to answer questions about a state audit critical of her office, even after the panel issued a...