2 hrs ago
Heavy Duty Trucking
Maverick Expands Driver Training Center
With the additional space, Maverick now has the ability to train 210 drivers at any one time.
6 hrs ago
Ghost of the Mariel boatlift - Bart Hester raises alarm about immigrants coming to Arkansas
I'm surprised it's taken this long for an extremist Republican to score political points on the humanitarian crisis on the Texas border, where immigration authorities are coping with a flood of children from Central America seeking refuge.
11 hrs ago
Democrats hit Asa, but Asa might be right
The Democratic Party was quick to hit Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson for not cheering the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce party line at a joint Fort Smith appearance before chamberites today with Democra t Mike Ross Said a party spokesman: Today, Congressman Hutchinson spoke at the Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce First Friday ... (more)
Thu Jul 31, 2014
No special election for Johnny Key's Senate seat
I wrote confidently yesterday that there would be no special election to fill Sen. Johnny Key's seat after his departure today to take a $130,000-a-year lobbying job at the University of Arkansas System immediately rather than complete the five months left in his term.
Sabato: Arkansas Leans Republican, Hutchinson Leads
Arkansas' gubernatorial race, once deemed a "toss-up" by Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics and author of the Sabato's Crystal Ball blog, is leaning Republican.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Johnny Key leaving Senate; says votes lacking on broadband change
Thrusday will be the last day in the state Senate for Republican Johnny Key of Mountain Home, who'll start a job Friday as lobbyist for the University of Arkansas System the next week.
Zilkha Biomass Energy Announces $90 Million Facility, 52 Jobs in Monticello
Zilkha Biomass Energy announced Wednesday morning its plans to build a $90 million facility in Monticello that will create 52 jobs.
Re Asa's tax problem: No whining allowed
Enough is on the record to let everyone decide how much blame to lay on Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Huthchnson for cheating on property taxes for for four years and then taking corrective steps when it was time to run for governor.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
Storm Victims in Three AR Counties Eligible for State Aid
Governor Mike Beebe has released $300,000 from the Governor's Disaster Fund to provide assistance to eligible, uninsured victims of the severe storms and flooding that occurred at the end of June.
Behind the News
The Arkansas Department of Higher Education will use $1.6 million of the state's "rainy-day funds" to pay for a larger-than-usual number of Governor's Distinguished Scholarships this year.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Log Cabin Democrat
Arkansas Counties receive Federal Disaster declarations
United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has made Secretarial disaster declarations for farmers and ranchers in 10 Arkansas counties that suffered losses due to flash flooding, excessive rain, high winds, hail, and dangerous lightning beginning on June 29, 2014, and continuing.
Rep. Tom Cotton praises disaster relief program he voted against
Rep. Tom Cotton , who is challenging Sen. Mark Pryor in Arkansas this November, sent out a press release yesterday celebrating the speedy approval of disaster relief funds for Arkansas farmers impacted by crop losses after recent flooding .
Beebe, telecomm companies fight over broadband
You get the distinct impression that Gov. Mike Beebe is pushing to deliver legislation to allow public schools to hook into an existing state broadband network before he leaves office at the end of the year.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Tom Cotton Touts Disaster Aid He Voted Against
Sen. Mark Pryor's re-election campaign blasted challenger Rep. Tom Cotton on Wednesday for touting disaster aid for Arkansas farmers affected by floods, even though Cotton voted against the 2014 and 2013 Farm Bills.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Arkansas Venture Center Names Operations Team
Gov. Mike Beebe helped officially launch the AVC in May. The AVC on Wednesday announced its operations team funded through a state matching grant.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Summertime in Arkansas
With Gov. Beebe leading an economic development mission in Europe, this week's column is presented by Richard Davies, Director of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism.
Asbury Park Press
Christie to campaign in Arkansas in August
Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson announced Saturday at his state Republican Party's annual convention that Christie would be visiting to help raise funds for his campaign on August 27th, according to the Associated Press .
Batesville Daily Guard
Louisiana crew targets 4th WR canoe race title in row
Going up? Independence County received a $150,000 County Courthouse Restoration Subgrant to install an elevator at the 1940 courthouse.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Greetings from Prague - and an open line
It's another uncommonly cool day in Arkansas - 71 at mid-afternoon at my place - so who'd want to flee Little Rock this week.
Christie, Romney to stump for Hutchinson
Hutchinson on Saturday announced that Romney and Christie were coming to Arkansas for separate fundraisers for his bid for Arkansas governor.