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Interview: AXS celebrates Inauguration Day with Governor Huckabee at this year's NAMM

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 21:25:46 GMT

We notice that your web browser is out-of-date. For the best experience on please consider upgrading to one of the following: We see your preferred language is English , would you like to stay on English or switch to English ? Right now in Washington, politicians and people from all walks of life are gathered together to usher in the age of President Donald Trump.

Storms in forecast for southeast Arkansas this weekend

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:58:30 GMT

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, said that multiple rounds of severe storms are possible Saturday afternoon into early Sunday from Louisiana and Arkansas eastward to north Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. The prediction center says a swath of southeast Arkansas has an enhanced risk of seeing severe weather, including the city of Little Rock.

McSwain's departure as head of Historic Preservation confirmed

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:27:08 GMT

As mentioned in the previous post about the new Arts Council director, which was prepared before the official announcement, the Department of Arkansas Heritage announced today that Missy McSwain , longtime director of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, has resigned. Her resignation takes effect March 15. From the news release announcing DAH Director Stacy Hurst's personnel changes: Earlier today, Hurst accepted the resignation of Frances "Missy" McSwain, who was director of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program.

Exhibit Showcases Benton County Contributions To WWI

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:11:47 GMT

It's been nearly a century since the United States declared war against Germany, thus starting the United States' involvement in World War I. Many men and women from Northwest Arkansas became involved in the war, whether at the sidelines, or on the battlefield. "Mostly soldiers, some nurses and pilots as well," said Jennifer Kirk, the museum's collections manager.

Huddles by Arkansas Veterans' Commission veiled

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 03:57:05 GMT

Members of the Arkansas Veterans' Commission exchanged emails and held a private conference call without notifying the public to maintain a positive image and shield public officials, according to commissioners and emails obtained under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. The conference call likely broke open meeting laws, and the emails arguably violated those same provisions, said John Tull, legal counsel for the Arkansas Press Association.

Shelter for migrant children in Arkansas still possible

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:36:53 GMT

A former job corps site is Arkansas has been sitting vacant but potential options for its use are an at-risk youth program expansion and a shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children being held at the U.S. border. The property first sparked the interest of the Arkansas National Guard in December, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports.

Room on the mall

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:26:24 GMT

Jason Rapert, Mike Huckabee, the Meeks bros, Jerry Cox - beyond these extremists, it's hard to find statements from other Arkansas conservatives. That tell you something? Arkansas Times Recommends is a series in which Times staff members highlight things we've been enjoying this week.

Hutchinson: Arkansas 'Ready to Go' on ACA Repeal But Concerned About Trade Tax

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:53:25 GMT

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, in Washington this week to attend the Donald Trump inauguration, appeared on CNBC's "Squawk Box" to talk about the appeal of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act and the incoming Trump administration's trade plans.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.9 Percent

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:53:24 GMT

Arkansas' unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent in December, down from 4 percent in November and 4.7 percent in December 2015.

Competing low-income tax cuts clear House panel

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:22:39 GMT

The Arkansas House tax panel endorsed competing bills Thursday -- Gov. Asa Hutchinson's legislation to cut individual income tax rates for people with less than $21,000 in taxable income and Rep. Warwick Sabin's bill to create a state earned income tax credit. The 20-member House Revenue and Taxation Committee -- comprising 10 Republicans and 10 Democrats -- advanced both bills to the full House of Representatives.

Great expectations

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:02:36 GMT

What do the millions of Trump supporters want from their new president? The BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan catches up with some of the voters she met while travelling across America during the election campaign. Sarah Jo works for the Republican Party of Arkansas and I met her at her office in Little Rock a few days before the second presidential debate in October.

Trump announces White House staffers, including Mike Huckabee's daughter

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 03:46:43 GMT

President-elect Trump announced the names of more people who will work in his White House, including Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. A number of the names are recognizable for working on Trump's campaign, including Sanders, who will work as principal deputy press secretary.

Comparing a tax cut with a tax credit

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:19:09 GMT

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families has compared the cost and impact of two tax relief bills that came out of the House committee this morning - Gov. Asa Hutchinson's income tax cut for those making less than $21,000 a year in next taxable income and Rep. Warwick Sabin's bill to give an earned income tax credit to state taxpayers equal to 5 percent of the credit they get under existing federal tax law. Here's a link to the comparison .

Arkansas Panel OKs Restrictions on 2nd Trimester Abortions

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:40:40 GMT

LITTLE ROCK - An Arkansas legislative committee has voted to outlaw an abortion procedure that opponents call "savage" and "barbaric" while others deem it the safest way to end a pregnancy in the second trimester.

Arkansas committee OKs restrictions on 2nd trimester abortions

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:40:39 GMT

Arkansas Rep. Andy Mayberry, R-Hensley, presents a bill Thursday morning before the House Committee on Public Health, Welfare, and Labor. An Arkansas legislative committee has voted to outlaw an abortion procedure that opponents call "savage" and "barbaric" while others deem it the safest way to end a pregnancy in the second trimester.

Won't charge fired Arkansas deputy in sex case, prosecutor says

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:15:37 GMT

Prosecutors will not file charges against a former Benton County sheriff's deputy who was fired and later arrested, accused of sexually assaulting a female inmate. Adrian Rivero, 34, was arrested May 18, facing a charge of fourth-degree sexual assault, a crime punishable by up to six years in prison.

Chief picked for Natural Heritage Commission

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:50:45 GMT

Darrell Bowman, interim director of the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, has been named the director, Department of Arkansas Heritage Director Stacy Hurst said Wednesday. Bowman has been the commission's interim director since August when former director Chris Colclasure departed to become an assistant deputy director for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.