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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...

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Governor, House speaker to sing duet at charity event

Oct 26, 2013 2:27am

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe and House Speaker Davy Carter plan to set aside their political differences long enough to sing a duet at a charity event on Saturday.

Beebe, a Democrat, and...

Hays announces Congressional bid

Oct 24, 2013 9:58am

Democrat Patrick Henry Hays of North Little Rock declared his candidacy Tuesday for the 2nd District congressional seat.

The declaration by the former state legislator who also served 24...

Parole Board recommends clemency for murder convict

Oct 24, 2013 9:11am

For at least the 13th time, the state Parole Board on Tuesday recommended clemency for a woman who has been serving a life sentence for capital murder since 1978.

The board said in its...

Parole Board recommends clemency for capital murder convict

Oct 22, 2013 9:23pm

LITTLE ROCK — For at least the 13th time, the state Parole Board on Tuesday recommended clemency for a woman who has been serving a life sentence for capital murder since 1978.

The board...

ABC director scolds movie theater managers seeking alcohol permit

Oct 17, 2013 9:22am

Representatives of a North Little Rock movie theater seeking to add beer and wine to its concessions received a scolding Wednesday from the director of the state Alcoholic Beverage Control...

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., speaks in North Little Rock on Thursday, a day after the House and Senate passed legislation to end the budget stalemate in Washington, D.C. Pryor said Thursday that House Republicans “embarrassed America” during the 16-day federal government shutdown. (John Lyon photo)

Pryor: House GOP group ‘embarrassed America’ during budget standoff

Oct 17, 2013 10:59pm

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — A small group of Republicans in Congress “embarrassed America” with the standoff that led to a 16-day government shutdown, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor said Thursday.

A spokesman...

Gov. Beebe announces 33 appointments to boards, commissions

Oct 15, 2013 10:55pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe today announced 33 appointments to boards and commissions, including the following from Pulaski County:

• Gregory McKinney, M.D., Maumelle, to the Arkansas...

Class-action status upheld in lawsuit over hotel taxes

Oct 10, 2013 3:52pm

LITTLE ROCK — The state Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a circuit judge’s decision to grant class-action status to a lawsuit alleging that online travel companies are not paying their fair share...

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...

State Supreme Court hears oral arguments in hotel tax dispute

Oct 03, 2013 6:10pm

LITTLE ROCK — The courts are not the proper venue for a claim that online travel companies like are paying their fare share of taxes to cities and counties, a lawyer for the companies...