• Boozman seeks summer interns

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. John Boozman has announced that he is seeking summer interns for his Washington, D.C., and state offices. “If you’re an Arkansas college student with an interest in government, this is an excellent opportunity to learn firsthand the inner workings of …

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  • Arkansas scholarship winners could defer for 2 years under bill

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — College students would be able to defer their state scholarships for up to two years for community service or family emergency under a bill passed by the Arkansas House. The bill approved Tuesday allows the Arkansas Department of Higher Education to …

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  • Griffin pushing to give up some of his power

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin says he wants to use the state’s No. 2 post to help fellow Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s agenda, and is urging lawmakers to scale back some of his office’s powers. Griffin was sworn in last week …

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  • Proposed bill would restrict drones on private land

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Using a drone to fly above private property and take pictures without permission would be a crime under a bill filed in the Arkansas Legislature. Republican Rep. Justin Harris’ proposal filed Thursday would make it a misdemeanor for a drone operator …

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  • Center offers fitness/nutrition program

    JONESBORO — The Center for Healthy Children at Northeast Arkansas Baptist in Jonesboro is offering a 12-week session that focuses on helping children and their families learn to live a fit way of life through nutrition and physical activity. The program, which requires parental involvement, …

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  • Rutledge honored to serve as Arkansas’ AG

    LITTLE ROCK — Leslie Rutledge, of Little Rock, was sworn in as Arkansas’s 56th attorney general Tuesday. Rutledge, the first woman and first Republican in Arkansas history elected to the Office, issued the following statement: “The people of Arkansas have entrusted me with an enormous …

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  • Runoff election set

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — Unofficial results from the Arkansas Secretary of State show a runoff will be needed to choose the lawmaker who will replace former Senate President Michael Lamoureux. Greg Standridge and Stan Berry were the two highest vote-getters in Tuesday’s primary. They will compete …

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  • New Speaker addresses House after election

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The new speaker of the Arkansas House says he and his colleagues have an opportunity to provide “stability and strength” for the state. Rep. Jeremy Gillam of Judsonia addressed House members following his election as House Speaker on Monday. He said …

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  • Wheat plantings down 16 percent in 2014

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says wheat plantings in Arkansas are down 16 percent compared to the previous year. The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service said Monday that 465,000 acres of wheat planted in the fall of 2013 were harvested …

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  • Town hall meeting to be held on ‘Law, Order and Community’

    LITTLE ROCK — A “Law, Order and Community” film screening and town hall meeting with community leaders and law enforcement personnel will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock. Keith A. Beauchamp, filmmaker and host of Investigation Discovery’s …

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  • PBS’s ‘Antiques Roadshow’ to stop in Little Rock

    CONWAY — The Public Broadcasting Service series “Antiques Roadshow” will visit Little Rock as part of a six-city summer tour. The show and Arkansas Educational Television Network will host an all-day appraisal event July 25. The show airs locally at 7 p.m. every Monday. Fans …

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  • A user’s guide to the Legislature’s 2015 session

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Legislature convenes today for its regular legislative session. A new governor takes office on Tuesday. A rundown on the session and how to follow the lawmakers’ activities: WHAT’S AT STAKE? — The biggest question lawmakers face revolves around the future …

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