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Meet the 2014 Arkansas Times Academic All-Star team
It's my favorite week of the year. This week's Arkansas Times contains our Academic All-Star Team, our 20th.
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Wed Apr 23, 2014
New poll gives Mark Pryor 10-point lead in Senate race; Asa-Ross 41-40
The New York Times/Kaiser Family Foundation polled four key Senate races in the South: Arkansas: Sen. Mark Pryor 46%, Tom Cotton 36% Kentucky: Sen. Mitch McConnell 44%, Alison Lundergran Grimes 43% Louisiana: Sen. Mary Landrieu 42%, Bill Cassidy 18% North Carolina: Sen. Kay Hagan 42%, Thom Tillis 40% The Upshot: "The survey underscores a favorable ... (more)
Tue Apr 22, 2014
Central High team a finalist in Siemens environmental challenge
A team from Little Rock Central High School was a national finalist in the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge , which encourages projects on environmental sustainability.
The Washington Post
John Boozman has emergency heart surgery
A brief statement said that the senator "is receiving excellent care" at an unnamed Arkansas hospital, adding that more information would come later from his official office.
Montessori school chooses Main Street site
A Montessori school that hopes to eventually offer non-sectarian education from pre-school through high school has chosen Main Street, the Kress building at 610 Main , for the school .It will open for pre-K-4 grades in August.
Razorbacks roll out new uniforms that include a new Hog logo
The sports gabsites are buzzing with news from the University of Arkansas about the new Nike uniform designs for all Razorback sports teams.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
The City Wire
Pryor-Cotton and U.S. Senate control, part II
Editor's note: This is the second part of a two-part series on the Pryor-Cotton race.
Could Democrats hold or gain seats in the Senate?
Sean Trende of Real Clear Politics writes today that though he believes the most likely outcome is that Republicans will retake the Senate, he believes the Democrats have a have a fighting chance to hold or even gain seats Don't get me wrong: For Democrats to gain seats this cycle would be the equivalent of drawing a straight flush.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
AR-Sen: The Fix Explains Why Mark Pryor (D) Isn't The Blanche Lincoln (D) Of 2014
Although some of the polls are from Democratic-leaning groups and each of the polls find him with a razor-thin lead, the fact that a rough handful of surveys found Pryor in the lead is notable given that Pryor is considered one of the most endangered Democrats in the 2014 election cycle.
Democratic Congressional candidates outraised in opponents in first quarter of 2014
The Democratic Party of Arkansas is doing some bragging, as their congressional candidates out-raised opponents in the first quarter this year: AR-01: Jackie McPherson Outraised Rep. Crawford.
Revenue from marijuana legalization up in Colorado
Some of y'all may have read the Observer's deep investigation into, um, tater tots in Colorado.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
The Washington Post
Don't call Mark Pryor the 'Blanche Lincoln of 2014.' Here's why.
Sen. Mark Pryor is one of the most vulnerable senators facing reelection in November.
Sen. Mary Landrieu's new ad distances herself from President Obama
A new ad released today from Sen. Mary Landrieu tries to put some distance between Landrieu- in a tough re-election fight in Republican-leaning, Obama-hating Lousiana - and the president, a gambit she's done before.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Is Mark Pryor winning in the campaign for Senate against Tom Cotton?
I mentioned yesterday that challenging the incumbent to a bunch of debates in the "Lincoln-Douglas" style, as Rep. Tom Cotton did yesterday , is often thought to be the gambit of an underdog worried that they're behind in the race.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
New numbers in Arkansas Senate battle
Mark Pryor is considered one of the most endangered Democratic senators running for re-election this year, but a new poll has some good news for the two-term Arkansas lawmaker.
Committee picks 3 finalists for UA lobbyist job
A University of Arkansas search committee has named three finalists for the school's vice chancellor for governmental relations position.
Lobbyist hopefuls cut to 3
A search committee at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville has winnowed the field of 42 applicants for its vice chancellor for governmental relations job to three finalists - the Republican chairman of the state Senate Education Committee, the state director for Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, and a former aide to former Democratic U.S.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Pryor leads Cotton in Talk Business poll; Democratic Party chairman...
First off, the caveat with all political news these days: the election is still seven months away, and no one should put too much stock into any one particular poll.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Wall Street Journal
Best of the Web Today: 'Shut Up' Is No Argument
"The debate over repealing this law is over," President Obama declared last Tuesday in reference to ObamaCare.