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Ken Bridges | Pope had key role in state’s history

Aug 26, 2014 7:29am

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Pope had key role in state’s history

John Pope was the third territorial governor of Arkansas and a man who helped steer Arkansas out of its wilderness era. However, his...

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Three counties added to federal disaster declaration after tornado

May 08, 2014 2:15pm

Pulaski, Randolph and White counties were declared federal disaster areas on Monday, eight days after an EF4 tornado killed at least 16 people in Central Arkansas.

The declaration expands on...

Obama views Arkansas tornado’s destruction

May 07, 2014 6:06pm

In his first trip to the state since taking office, President Barack Obama on Wednesday toured areas of Central Arkansas devastated by last week’s EF4 tornado and said he is impressed with the way...

President Barack Obama comments on the impact of the April 27 tornado during a visit to Vilonia on Wednesday. Looking on, from left, are Vilonia Mayor James Firestone, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., Gov. Mike Beebe and U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Little Rock. (Chad Day/Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Pool)

Obama views Arkansas tornado’s destruction

May 07, 2014 6:11pm

LITTLE ROCK — In his first trip to the state since taking office, President Barack Obama on Wednesday toured areas of central Arkansas devastated by last week’s EF4 tornado and said he is...

Special justices appointed to consider issue of judicial qualifications

May 01, 2014 9:32pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe on Thursday appointed three special justices to the Arkansas Supreme Court to sit in for justices who recused in four cases involving disputes over the qualifications...

Cotton, left; Pryor, right.

Cotton seeks civilian defense cuts; Pryor says plan could hurt LRAFB

Apr 29, 2014 5:24pm

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle, has co-sponsored legislation calling on the Pentagon to cut its civilian workforce by 15 percent over the next five years — a move Sen. Mark Pryor...

NLR rates above state average on Arkansas Tech Business Index for January

Apr 29, 2014 2:17pm

LITTLE ROCK — North Little Rock received a score of 100.27 on the Arkansas Tech Business Index for January, Arkansas Tech University said Tuesday.

The index assigns monthly ratings to 16...

‘PRAY,’ reads a sign on the broken remnant of a wall at Lifeline Church in Mayflower as Josh Hahn, the church’s music teacher, carries out salvageable items Monday following a Sunday evening tornado. (John Lyon photo)

Deadly tornado rips through Central Arkansas

Apr 28, 2014 6:51pm

LITTLE ROCK — At least 14 people were killed and more than 100 injured when a tornado ripped through central Arkansas on Sunday evening, authorities said Monday.

The Arkansas Department of...

State Supreme Court to give expedited consideration to issue of judicial qualifications

Apr 28, 2014 6:49pm

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court said Monday it will give expedited consideration to four appeals involving disputes over the qualifications of judicial candidates.

The cases revolve...

Hays’ Campaign Raises Over $350,000 In First Quarter Of 2014

Apr 24, 2014 3:43pm

The congressional campaign of former North Little Rock Mayor Pat Hays announced recently that it raised over $350,000 in the first quarter of 2014 and out-raised banker French Hill’s campaign by $...

Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., left, huddles with U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., during a hearing of the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee on Wednesday. (Peter Urban Photo)

Air Force sees Little Rock as home for C-130J aircraft

Apr 02, 2014 8:45pm

WASHINGTON – Calling it one of the gems of the Air Force, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III on Wednesday said the Pentagon has no plans to degrade its tactical air lift mission...