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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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<p>Gov. Mike Beebe talks to reporters Tuesday at the state Capitol. (John Lyon photo)</p>

Beebe says he fully supports Medicaid expansion

Updated: Sep 11, 2012 8:13pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe told reporters Tuesday he now fully supports expanding Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act and will seek legislative support for it, though Republicans in...

State Library solar panels activated

Updated: Sep 11, 2012 5:19pm

LITTLE ROCK — Solar panels installed in 2009 outside the State Library with $550,000 in federal stimulus money and featured in an anti-government ad were finally turned on Tuesday.

“They...

Clinton Nominates Obama for second term

Updated: Sep 06, 2012 8:17am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Riding his own personal high in the polls, former President Bill Clinton gave his stamp of approval Wednesday to a second term for President Obama.

“I want to...

Appeals court upholds organized crime convictions of three

Aug 30, 2012 1:36pm

Appeals court upholds organized crime convictions of three

By Rob Moritz

Arkansas News Bureau

A federal appeals panel on Tuesday upheld the gambling and drug convictions of three...

NLR native entertains and inspires as ULM Convocation Speaker

Aug 30, 2012 1:33pm

A new class of anxious and excited freshmen filed into the University of Louisiana at Monroe’s Fant Ewing Coliseum on Wednesday, Aug. 22, to officially kick-off the academic year. Poised and ready...

Amid drought, officials move to ban July 4 fireworks

Jul 05, 2012 6:30pm

LITTLE ROCK — The state Forestry Commission asked local officials Wednesday to keep the wraps on most fireworks this Independence Day to limit fire danger amid the drought.

The commission...

Expungement statutes confusing, need to be simplified, legal observers say

Jul 05, 2012 2:23pm

Some members of the Arkansas legal community regard state laws that allow criminal records to be sealed as a snarl of confusing, overlapping and sometimes contradictory statutes that should be...

<p>Holly Dickson of the Arkansas chapter of the ACLU speaks Monday at a news conference held by opponents of Arizona&#8217;s anti-illegal immigration law. (John Lyon photo)</p>

Arkansans cheer Supreme Court ruling on illegal immigration

Jul 05, 2012 2:23pm

LITTLE ROCK — Supporters and opponents here of Arizona’s anti-illegal immigration law both found reasons to cheer Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the law and its possible repercussions in...