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Can't sue state over dicamba, firm told

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:00:43 GMT

A circuit judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by Monsanto against the state Plant Board for decisions that have kept the company's dicamba herbicide out of the Arkansas market. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza said the Arkansas Supreme Court was clear in its ruling last month that the state cannot be made a defendant in its own courts but added, "It's obvious Arkansas is going to have to come up with a constitutional amendment" allowing lawsuits against the state in some circumstances.




Governor asked to call extra session on 2 topics

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 02:32:56 GMT

Arkansas' House and Senate leaders on Friday asked Gov. Asa Hutchinson to call a special legislative session to take place after the ongoing fiscal session adjourns to consider bills on regulating pharmacy benefit managers and amending the law on open containers of alcoholic beverages in vehicles. House Speaker Jeremy Gillam, R-Judsonia, and Senate President Pro Tempore Jonathan Dismang, R-Searcy, made their requests in separate but identical letters to the Republican governor on the fifth day of this year's fiscal session.




Arkansas To Pay Attorney For Same-Sex Couples In Lawsuit

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:59:07 GMT

The state of Arkansas has been ordered to pay more than $71,000 to the attorney for same-sex couples who won a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the state's birth-certificate law was unconstitutional. Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Tim Fox ruled Friday that the state must pay attorney Cheryl Maples for her work leading to the ruling that Arkansas must issue birth certificates to married lesbian couples that list both spouses as the parents of their children.




Conundrum of a fire alarm with gunfire: Flee, or lock down?

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:43:28 GMT

By KANTELE FRANKO and JOCELYN GECKER Associated Press Students and teachers responded as trained when the fire alarm sounded, streaming out of the school and toward exits only to run into deadly gunfire. Two boys with stolen guns took aim from a wooded hill, waiting for people to evacuate after one of the boys had triggered a false fire alarm.




Trending Now Presidents Day 2018: When is it and how did the holiday get started?

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:20:42 GMT

To many Americans, Presidents Day means retail sales and discounts or even a day off, if they're lucky. But what is the holiday really about? Even before then, Washington was revered as one of the most important figures in American history and his birthday became a perennial day of remembrance, according to History.com .




Presidents Day 2018: When is it and how did the holiday get started?

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:20:41 GMT

To many Americans, Presidents Day means retail sales and discounts or even a day off, if they're lucky. But what is the holiday really about? Even before then, Washington was revered as one of the most important figures in American history and his birthday became a perennial day of remembrance, according to History.com .




Dead identified in murder-suicide

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 11:04:28 GMT

Police on Friday identified the two people dead of an apparent murder-suicide in a small mobile-home park in central Arkansas. James Price and Denise Marie Hildreth, both 49, were found dead in the 2300 block of Hamilton Road about 1:15 p.m. Thursday, according to a news release from the Jacksonville Police Department.




The Saga Of Ed Stilley

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:59:10 GMT

It was around the middle of December 2015 when folklorist and author Robert Cochran of the University of Arkansas was having lunch at the Capital Hotel in Little Rock with Bill Gatewood, Gail Stevens and Jo Ellen Maack of the Old State House Museum. Cochran, of the university's Center for Arkansas and Regional Studies, Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and a frequent guest curator at the museum, was pitching an idea for a new exhibit.




Local Moonshine Still Found In Logan County

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 04:46:57 GMT

No charges will be filed in a case in which a moonshine still was found by deputies with the Logan County Sheriff's Office.




Hutchinson reports more than $2.2M on hand for campaign

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:28:02 GMT

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson reports he has more than $2.2 million in the bank as he ramps up his re-election bid. The Republican governor on Thursday reported raising more than $292,000 last month for his re-election campaign and spending about $45,275.




Sabine Valley wins round three of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:56:20 GMT

And Round 3 of the 2018 Arkansas Times Musician's Showcase goes to: Sabine Valley! We've got another great lineup for Round 4. You can check out the schedule here .




News, Sports, Classifieds, Businesses and more in Russellville, Arkansas

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:43:20 GMT

Twelve students have registered as contestants in the 63rd annual Miss Arkansas Tech University Scholarship Pageant. The pageant will begin this evening at 7 p.m. in the Witherspoon Auditorium.




5 5 Five Minutes, Five Questions Er-Gene Kahng, Arkansas Philharmonic

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:43:19 GMT

Born in 1887 to a middle-class family in Little Rock, Price attended New England Conservatory, one of the few conservatories that admitted African-Americans at the time. But it wasn't until 1931, after she'd moved her family to Chicago and divorced her abusive husband, that Price began to write music for the orchestral world.




99 House members sign up for sex-harassment course

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:58:51 GMT

All 99 current members of the Arkansas House of Representatives attended or signed up to attend a voluntary harassment-prevention training course, according to House staff members. More than 85 members attended one of three 90-minute sessions held Wednesday, according to copies of the sign-in sheets.




Native Arkansan filmmakers put Van Buren in spotlight

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:37:33 GMT

Thanks to tax breaks, a lot of movies these days are either set or shot in cities like Atlanta, New Orleans or Albuquerque.




2nd annual Sack Lunch Fundraiser

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 04:22:23 GMT

Russ Bus board member Chris Abington and Morning Downtown Rotary Club members Sherry Polsgrove and Ed Stingley work together Wednesday preparing items for the Rotary Club's second annual "Sack Lunch Fundraiser" to benefit the Russ Bus. The club has held the event the past two years in conjunction with the Preachers Got Talent and Silent Auction.




Ark. lawmaker: Deal reached on concealed gun training

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:01:47 GMT

An Arkansas lawmaker says he won't push for a measure easing a requirement for concealed handgun trainers during this year's session after the governor said he supports delaying the mandate's deadline so the issue can be addressed later. Republican Sen. Trent Garner said Thursday he'll drop his proposal removing the requirement that concealed carry instructors offer both the regular training and the enhanced training under an expanded concealed handgun law approved last year.