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Lane closures slated for I-30 near Gurdon

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 04:40:42 GMT

Continuing pavement repair work will require temporary lane closures on Interstate 30 near Gurdon, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department officials. The inside westbound lane from mile marker 62 to 65 will be closed between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday, weather permitting, said Danny Straessle, a spokesman for the highway department.

Huckabee: Trump's Speech 'Eclipsed' by Lawsuit Threats

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:50:29 GMT

Donald Trump's "great speech" Saturday on his first 100 days if he wins the White House was "eclipsed" by his vow to sue the now 11 women who have accused him of inappropriate sexual behavior, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said. "He did make a fundamental mistake," the former Republican candidate told Uma Pemmaraju on Fox News .

The Man Without a Country

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 20:59:24 GMT

Obviously he wasn't really a man without a country, but considering the tenor of the times, even in a place like Fayetteville, it is understandable that he might be reluctant to reveal too much to a stranger. Our encounter began when, slogging my way towards the bus stop, a man stopped to give me a ride.

City of Fayetteville Asks Court to Uphold Its LGBT Protections

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:09:02 GMT

LITTLE ROCK - An Arkansas city says its ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity doesn't violate a state law that was intended to prevent such local protections, and argues the state's highest court doesn't need to weigh in on the law's constitutionality.

Jobless rate up slightly in state

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 13:05:49 GMT

Arkansas' unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percentage point to 4 percent in September after five straight months below 4 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. The reason for the increase in the state rate from August was the addition of 1,513 Arkansans to the unemployment rolls, said Susan Price, a spokesman for the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.

A truly historical experience

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 09:13:53 GMT

C has chosen 4714 Timberwood Trail #4 on the Top 10 list of Historical Homes for sale in the United States. A remarkable piece of Southern history and a marvel in American architecture.

Arkansas Supreme Court

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:15:17 GMT

The Arkansas Supreme Court released opinions Thursday. The court's ruling and the names of the cases are reprinted here.

Supreme Court rejects rehearing of decision killing casino amendment

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 01:17:27 GMT

Without comment today, the Arkansas Supreme Court rejected a request for a rehearing of its decision killing a proposed amendment to allow three more casinos in Arkansas because of a flawed ballot title. The court spoke in the letter above.

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Proponents Launch TV Ad

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:41:37 GMT

LITTLE ROCK - Supporters of a medical marijuana proposal in Arkansas have launched a television ad touting the November ballot measure as a way to help children with seizures.

Arkansas among states losing ground on school spending

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:26:58 GMT

Interesting statistics in a Washington Post article on education spending. Many states, including Arkansas, are spending less on education since 2008, before the big recession.

Clinton House could add new layer of historical significance with November election

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:45:33 GMT

In 1975, inside a small brick house just down the hill from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, a young couple dragged a mattress out of the bedroom and onto a screened-in porch to try and get some relief from the Arkansas summer heat. The couple were both teaching law at the university, and the young man in the relationship had purchased the house on a whim to try and convince the young woman to marry him.

Exclusive Video: New Bill Clinton Sexual Assault Accuser Urges Other Potential Victims To Go Public

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:23:02 GMT

Speaking in a Breitbart News video exclusive interview, Leslie Millwee, the former local television news reporter from Arkansas who claims she was sexually assaulted by Bill Clinton in 1980, is urging other potential sexual assault victims of the former president to go public. "I encourage anyone else that went through a similar situation that I did to come forward because these people need to be held accountable for their behavior," Millwee stated.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Trade Mission With China That Brings 400 Arkansas Jobs

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:11:31 GMT

Governor Asa Hutchinson announced a new trade deal with China on Thursday that will bring 400 jobs and a $20 million investment in Little Rock. Hutchinson announced the deal with Suzhou Tianyuan Garments Company via Skype, according to KTHV .

Dozens of paradegoers welcome Miss America back to Arkansas

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:59:56 GMT

Miss America Savvy Shields, 21, of Fayetteville makes her way through a homecoming parade in Little Rock's River Market on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. Miss America returned to her home state of Arkansas on Thursday for the first time since being crowned, greeted by a throng of paradegoers lined up along a portion of downtown Little Rock's River Market District.

UALR Provost Zulma Toro Leaving for New Post

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:52:18 GMT

After serving as the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's provost and executive vice chancellor for almost four years, Zulma Toro has been named president of Central Connecticut State University.

Arkansas judges express preference for election

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:15:48 GMT

The Arkansas Judicial Council , the assembly of all state circuit and appellate judges, voted overwhelmingly last week to oppose any proposal for appointment rather than election of judges. A judge who was in attendance provided this summary : The Board of Directors of the group proposed a resolution to the group, which met last week in Rogers.

Arkansas mother charged in death; police cite infant's insurance policy

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:27:19 GMT

An Arkansas mother facing a charge of endangering the welfare of a minor had taken out a life insurance policy on her infant son shortly before his death, court records show. The 5-month-old child's mother, Karistin Icenhower, 20, of Camden, told authorities that she found her son, David Boone Jr., not breathing around 9:20 a.m. May 25 at an apartment at 510 Carver Court.