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Matthew Pate | All the wonders of the world

Dec 17, 2014 7:25am

They were titled The New Book of Knowledge: The Children’s Encyclopedia and they —- along with a well worn Winnie the Pooh —- were among my most prized possessions. I got Winnie when I was four....

Bankruptcies

Dec 09, 2014 9:02am

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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-...

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...