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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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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...

Pollution, Ecology Commission public hearing set

Aug 29, 2013 8:30pm

The Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission will hold a public hearing at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, in North Little Rock to receive public comments on proposed changes to APC&EC...

Highway Department to limit lane closures during holiday

Updated: Aug 29, 2013 5:37pm

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department is limiting lane closures in construction zones during the Labor Day holiday.

AHTD, however, reminds drivers to use extra caution...

Governor names 63 to state boards, commissions

Aug 20, 2013 9:04pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe announced 63 appointments to state boards and commissions on Tuesday, including appointees from North Little Rock, Maumelle and Jacksonville:

—Lonnie Burrow,...