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The Arkansas Teacher of the Year finalists have been selected. All 15 finalists got to meet Gov. Mike Beebe, D-Ark., and they all received $1,000.
4 hrs ago | Log Cabin Democrat
Murphy was appointed by Governor Mike Beebe to finishing out the term of former judge Mike Maggio, who was formally removed from the 2nd Division bench lasts week by the state Supreme Court. At the first of the year, Murphy will take over Circuit Judge Amy Brazil's 5th Division court, having defeated Brazil in the election.
The open line and video roundup are here. Also: * H OSPITALIZED : A ttorney General Dustin McDaniel was treated at UAMS today for what was described as a reaction to a new blood pressure medication.
Conway City Attorney Mike Murphy has been appointed by Gov. Mike Beebe to complete Mike Maggio's term as circuit court judge. The term ends on Dec. 31. The Arkansas Supreme Court ordered Maggio removed from office, with Chief Justice Jim Hannah writing that suspension with pay until the end of Maggio's term was an inappropriate sanction.
A spokesman for Gov. Mike Beebe today brushed away a suggestion that politics played a role in the addition of a "do not rehire" message to Leslie Rutledge's personnel file after she resigned as a staff attorney at the Department of Human Services in 2007. The Repblican candidate for attorney general raised that as a possible defense of her negative evaluation after it was disclosed last week.
A Faulkner County Circuit Judge who hit national headlines after making controversial online comments and divulging details in a celebrity adoption has been removed from his office. A Faulkner County Circuit Judge who hit national headlines after making controversial online comments and divulging details in a celebrity adoption has been removed from his office.
Supreme Court Justice Cliff Hoofman has recused from considering the appeal of Judge Chris Piazza's decision striking down the state's constitutional and statutory ban on same-sex marriage. The recusal was filed Wednesday afternoon.
Nineteen states have laws that require voters to show photo identification at the polls, though legal fights are pending over the issue in four states, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Civil rights groups argue such laws unfairly target poor and elderly residents who are less likely to have IDs, while supporters say they protect against voter fraud.
Fifteen teachers from across Arkansas, including Lindsay S. Griffin of the Greenbrier School District, have been selected as 2015 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists. Gov. Mike Beebe will recognize them at a 10 a.m. ceremony Sept.
Retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark and Gov. Mike Beebe are speaking at an event in Little Rock to mark the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps.
A Congressional watchdog agency says Arkansas' private option won't be revenue neutral and could bring a price tag for state taxpayers of $778 million over the next three years. On Monday, the Governmental Accountability Office released a 16-page report that outlined its contention that the 2013 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services approval of a waiver for the private option - Arkansas' bipartisan-crafted Medicaid expansion plan - would have cost more than straight Medicaid expansion.
Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson and Democratic rival Mike Ross are squaring off next week in a statewide televised debate. Little Rock television station KARK announced Wednesday it will host a debate Sept.
Mel Redman was the early face of the much-publicized effort by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to return manufacturing jobs on the U.S., but his company faces a troubling hitch in plans by to make battery-operated ride-on toys in Redman & Associates spacious new assembly plant in Rogers. Sales Chief, Redman's Hong Kong-based manufacturing arm cut off the 60-day credit line with Redman and demanded full payment for the toys ordered for the holidays, according to a lawsuit filed by Redman in Federal court on Friday .
Arkansas' Medicaid expansion plan, in which the state uses federal dollars to buy private health insurance for its poorer residents, will cost taxpayers an extra $778 million over the next three years rather than being "revenue-neutral" to the federal budget, according to a government report released Monday. The plan's supporters disputed the findings.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 05:59 pm
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