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1 hr ago | Arkansas Times

Asa Hutchinson squares account on property tax issue

Asa Hutchinson, the Repubican gubernatorial candidate, attempted to close the book today on a controversy that arose over the discovery he'd drawn two homestead tax exemptions for four years when entitled to only one.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton

7 hrs ago | Benton Courier

Arkansas AG asks to help defend drilling tax break

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel wants to help defend in court a $5 million tax break legislators gave natural gas drillers earlier this year, asking to step in and assist in the case after the state's chief finance officer said he believed the exemption was unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Mike Beebe, US Governors

Mon Jul 28, 2014

ArkansasBusiness.com

One Bank Turns Attention to Scooter Stuart Life Insurance Payouts

Did you know leadership at One Bank & Trust has steered the Little Rock lender back to court in a new lawsuit connected with its former owner, Layton "Scooter" Stuart? The Pulaski County Circuit case seeks to pierce the veil of several entities and have them declared to be alter egos of Stuart, who died in March 2013.

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Related Topix: Little Rock, AR

Arkansas Times

See for yourself Asa Hutchinson's tax exemption form

Above is the homestead tax exemption form Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchison signed March 2, 2007, to qualify for a $300-a-year tax credit on a $147,000 Cambridge Place condo in Little Rock.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mike Ross, Democrat, Arkansas, Little Rock, AR

NWAonline

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Arkansas Times

Another oops for Asa Hutchinson

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's Michael Wickline reported this morning that Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson claimed homestead property tax exemptions in two counties for four years - 2008 through 2011 - though state law limits you to one $350 exemption.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Little Rock, AR

Sat Jul 26, 2014

4029TV.com

Ark Supreme Court asked to weigh in on death penalty

An assistant Arkansas attorney general has asked the state Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that the state's death penalty law is unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty

Arkansas Times

City proposes park gateway from new Broadway Bridge

PARK LINK PLANNED: Pedestrians and bikers should have a link to Riverfront Park under city plan to enhance Broadway Bridge replacement design.

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Related Topix: Little Rock, AR

NWAonline

Jury buys confession; killer of 2 sentenced

A Maumelle man who told a Pulaski County jury that his own repeated confessions to a 2011 double-homicide were drug-addled ravings that could not be believed was sentenced to 45 years in prison on Friday.

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Related Topix: Maumelle, AR

Wed Jul 23, 2014

FOX16

Power Repair Work Begins on 67/156 After Accident

From Entergy Arkansas via Twitter: Repair work across 67/167 is expected to begin momentarily... causing traffic delays.

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Related Topix: Energy, Entergy Arkansas, Sherwood, AR

FOX16

Accident Closes All of 67/167 from Hwy. 440 to Kiehl

Update from Arkansas State Police: Traffic lanes blocked by downed power lines along 67-167 are expected to re-open by 9:20 - 9:30 a.m. Entergy crews are removing cables from highway.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

FOX16

Pulaski Co. Pressures Cities Over Jail Funding

The ongoing squabble over funding one of Arkansas's busiest jails came to a head again Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: North Little Rock, AR, Maumelle, AR, Sherwood, AR, Little Rock, AR

Benton Courier

Panel approves leasing space for state prisoners

A state panel finalized a deal Monday to move up to 250 inmates into an unused Pulaski County facility as part of a plan lawmakers approved earlier this month to ease overcrowding at local jails across Arkansas.

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Related Topix: Little Rock, AR, Benton, AR

Benton Courier

Pennington, Mallory have trial dates set

Court proceedings have been scheduled for former Saline County Sheriff Bruce Pennington and Jo Nell Mallory, former chief deputy finance director for the sheriff's office.

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Related Topix: Saline County, AR

NWAonline

State OKs $1 satellite-lockup deal

State inmates who had been housed at the Pulaski County jail in Little Rock arrive Monday at a nearby satellite building the state Department of Correction is leasing to relieve crowded conditions.

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Related Topix: Little Rock, AR, Jacksonville, AR

Mon Jul 21, 2014

FOX16

Easing Jail Overcrowding in Arkansas

The state taking the first step to make sure more state inmates serve their time in prison, not county jails.

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Related Topix: Little Rock, AR

KSSN-FM Little Rock

Join us along with THV 11 and United Way to collect school supplies

It's time for back to school... But there are kids in Central Arkansas that may not have the supplies and tools they need to get the most of their education this fall! That's why we've teamed up with United Way and THV 11 to lend a helping hand.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

NWAonline

Proposal on jail charges set for vote

The Pulaski County Quorum Court is to vote Tuesday on an ordinance that would charge cities for the jail inmates held for them in the absence of a jail-payment contract with the county.

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Related Topix: North Little Rock, AR, Little Rock, AR

NWAonline

NLR police probing death of man, 28, shot in street

North Little Rock police are investigating the death of a man who was shot to death early Sunday near the intersection of Campbell Road and Whippoorwill Lane.

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Related Topix: North Little Rock, AR, Little Rock, AR

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Benton Courier

Arkansas Baptist College hit with civil lawsuits

The historically black college in Little Rock has struggled to pay its bills, meet payroll obligations and deliver financial aid checks to its students since last year, the media reported this week.

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Related Topix: Arkansas Baptist College, Little Rock, AR

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