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Nate Strauch | Crime and punishment

Oct 01, 2014 11:15am

When we’ve been bad little boys and naughty little girls — or rather, when we’ve been caught being bad or naughty — the government has two main ways it likes to get even: it takes our money or it...

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‘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...

Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for races on Friday, March 21

Mar 20, 2014 8:07pm

The Morning Line

Oaklawn Park Friday, March 21, 2014

Handicapper Charlie Cooper

Sunday Meet

Winners on Top 2/9 75/336

Winners in Top 4 Selections 6/9 243/336

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Obama’s 2015 budget draws criticism from Arkansas delegation

Mar 04, 2014 7:09pm

WASHINGTON — The Arkansas congressional delegation offered a cool response to the $3.9 trillion budget plan offered Tuesday by President Barack Obama that he called a blueprint for his “...

Arkansas guardsman suspended over casket photograph

Feb 21, 2014 6:35pm

The Arkansas National Guard has confirmed in a press release that one of the soldiers in a photograph posted on a social media site by a Wisconsin national guardsman is a member of the Arkansas...

U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin of Little Rock makes a point during an interview Tuesday at The Commercial office. (Special to The Commercial/William Harvey)

Griffin says he ‘can’t support’ private option

Feb 19, 2014 12:50pm

U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin of Little Rock said Tuesday that he can’t support the private option that the Arkansas General Assembly is debating in this year’s fiscal session because he has “concerns...

Senate agrees to end military pension cuts

Feb 12, 2014 6:46pm

WASHINGTON — The Senate gave final approval Wednesday to legislation to fully restore pension benefits to veterans that were cut as part of a recently adopted budget resolution.

Working-age...

Cotton, left; Pryor, right.

House, Senate at odds over restoring military pensions

Feb 11, 2014 5:49pm

WASHINGTON — The House on Tuesday agreed to rescind a $6 billion cut to military pensions but the bill conflicts with a similar measure now under debate in the Senate.

The House voted, 326-...