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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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Cotton, left; Pryor, right.

Military pension cut sparks partisan fight in Senate

Feb 10, 2014 6:08pm

WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans clashed Monday over military pension benefits in what has become the latest conflict in the heated Arkansas race for U.S. Senate.

The Senate opened...

Search continues a week after pilot’s disappearance

Feb 07, 2014 9:13pm

LITTLE ROCK — The search for missing Arkansas Forestry Commission pilot Jake Harrell continued Friday, one week after Harrell disappeared while spotting wildfires in southwestern Arkansas.

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Griffin seeks protection for military commissaries

Feb 07, 2014 8:38pm

WASHINGTON — Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Little Rock, launched a preemptive strike Wednesday to protect military commissaries from the budget axe.

Griffin filed legislation that would essentially...

Forestry Commission: No sign of plane, pilot missing since Friday

Feb 03, 2014 8:53pm

LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas Forestry Commission plane and pilot that disappeared Friday were still missing late Monday afternoon, the commission said.

Jake Harrell took off Friday from Malvern...

This map by the Arkansas Forestry Commission shows the burn bans in Arkansas as of 7:30 p.m. Monday. (www.arkfireinfo.org)

50 Arkansas counties now under burn bans

Jan 27, 2014 7:27pm

LITTLE ROCK — Burns bans are now in effect in 50 counties and outdoor burning is strongly discouraged across the state, the Arkansas Forestry Commission said Monday.

The commission said 48...

Burn bans declared in 19 counties

Jan 21, 2014 9:36pm

LITTLE ROCK – High winds, low humidity and mild temperatures have contributed to an increase in wildfires across the state, the Arkansas Forestry Commission said Tuesday, adding that county judges...

Commission recommends NLR for location of new veterans home

Jan 21, 2014 8:49pm

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Veterans Commission voted Tuesday to recommend a golf course in North Little Rock as the location for a proposed new state nursing home.

The 9-3 vote came at the...

Beebe declares 22 counties disaster areas after winter storms

Dec 13, 2013 6:51pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe on Friday declared 22 counties disaster areas because of damage caused by severe winter storms last week.

Included in the declaration are Baxter, Crawford,...

29 counties hit by drought, floods get fed disaster declaration

Dec 12, 2013 8:33pm

LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has made secretarial disaster declarations for 29 Arkansas counties that experienced droughts or flooding this year, Gov. Mike Beebe’s...

Brady Aldy, transmission and distribution operations director for Entergy Arkansas, left, discusses the utility company’s preparations for the winter storm predicted to hit Arkansas as Hugh McDonald, president and CEO of Entergy, listens. (Rob Moritz photo)

State bracing for winter storm; high school playoff games canceled

Dec 06, 2013 6:48pm

LITTLE ROCK — All high school football playoff games, including three state championship games at War Memorial Stadium, have been postponed a week because of a winter storm that is bearing down on...