Arkansas Board of Corrections expresses opposition to proposed recreational marijuana amendment

The Arkansas Board of Corrections declared its opposition to a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize recreational marijuana on Friday, a day after the state Supreme Court ruled votes will be counted on the proposed ballot measure in the Nov. 8 general election. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release…

Little Rock School District board says yes to member visit rules

Little Rock School Board members in a series of hard-fought votes late Thursday established parameters for their individual visits to school campuses. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

‘Blue Hog Report’ author files open-records complaint against city of Little Rock

The attorney and blogger behind the “Blue Hog Report” on Thursday filed an open-records complaint against the city of Little Rock in Pulaski County Circuit Court. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

I-30 Speedway veterans sorry to see track’s closure

About 50 years ago, Emmett Lawson was in his second season driving a race car at the Benton Speedbowl, which is now I-30 Speedway. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Arkansas Supreme Court clears recreational marijuana for November ballot

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a decision by the state Board of Election Commissioners, paving the way for legal recreational marijuana to be included on the ballot for the November general election. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Arkansas Department of Human Services’ chief of staff will succeed department’s outgoing secretary

Mark White, chief of staff at the state Department of Human Services, will succeed departing department Secretary Cindy Gillespie, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Thursday. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Former Craighead County clerk sentenced to 57 months for defrauding county, must repay $1.5M

A former Craighead County clerk was sentenced to 57 months in prison by a federal judge Wednesday for stealing more than $1.5 million in county funds that he diverted to his own use during the first six months of 2020. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Arkansas Senate to resume deliberations on ethics finding against Lonsdale senator Tuesday

The state Senate will resume deliberations Tuesday on its Ethics Committee’s finding that Sen. Alan Clark filed a frivolous ethics complaint against Sen. Stephanie Flowers, and the panel’s recommendation to suspend Clark for the rest of this year, the Senate’s leader said Wednesday, though Clark said he doesn’t plan to attend the meeting. Continue Reading…

Complaint accuses Rutledge, 14 other attorneys general of bolstering claims of 2020 election fraud

A bipartisan accountability group has filed an ethics complaint against Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, accusing Rutledge of using her office to bolster claims of fraud in the 2020 election. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

2 claim $1.337B Mega Millions prize; 3rd-largest U.S. jackpot

Two people who wish to remain anonymous have claimed a $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot after a single ticket to the late July drawing was sold in a Chicago suburb, opting to take a lump sum payment of $780.5 million, lottery officials said Wednesday. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress…

U.S. Education Department: 365,600 Arkansans can receive break on student loans under Biden plan

More than 350,000 Arkansans can receive at least some student loan debt forgiveness under a plan announced last month by President Joe Biden, according to state-by-state data released by the U.S. Department of Education and White House on Tuesday. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Little Rock scraps proposal to buy city employee’s property previously sought for homeless shelter

Little Rock City Manager Bruce Moore informed the mayor and city board members in a memo Tuesday that the city will not move forward with the proposed purchase of a municipal employee’s property on West 32nd Street. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Officials, group look at voter roll removals in Arkansas

As Election Day draws closer in Arkansas, state election officials Monday said that a variety of reasons could lead to a decision to remove someone from voting rolls after a campaign was launched last week to contact Arkansans who have been dropped since 2020. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress…

Maumelle panel says no to dog ordinance

The Maumelle City Council voted Monday night against reinstating a ban on certain dog breeds but agreed to discuss a future ordinance that would focus on safety measures like leash laws, required fencing, fines, citations and other regulations. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Chancellor finalist Cynthia Young speaks at UA forum

FAYETTEVILLE — Cynthia Young, one of four finalists for the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville chancellor position, has “been preparing for this moment my entire life,” she said during a campus forum Monday. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Extra state funds for attorneys get mixed results in easing case backlogs in Arkansas courts

A state effort to bolster the ranks of public defenders and prosecutors has offered little relief to Pulaski County courts burdened by backlogs of felony cases, according to a circuit court judge. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Arkansas’ school safety commissioners grapple with funding, accountability concerns

The Arkansas School Safety Commission’s final report is due in a little more than two weeks, and members are trying to find a balance between funding and accountability when it comes to safety recommendations for schools. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Little Rock police investigate 2 homicides over the weekend

The Little Rock Police Department is investigating two separate homicides that happened over the weekend. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

South Arkansas home to weapon that, generals say, is turning Ukrainian war’s tide

As Ukraine’s battlefield successes against Russia mount, this shrinking south Arkansas river city and its sprawling neighbor, Highland Industrial Park, are enjoying a moment of international recognition. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Two appraisals lower than offer for property sought by city of Little Rock, records show

Two appraisals commissioned by the city of Little Rock that examined property owned by a city employee put its market value at $85,000 and $65,000, according to internal records — well below the $460,000 the city was prepared to pay until recently to purchase the property. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: -…

Ex-inmate, sentenced as teen, tells Little Rock conference of her 32 years in prison

Academics and activists, many of them former convicts, shared their experiences Saturday at the third annual decARcerate conference, urging attendees to consider the long-term consequences of mass incarceration in Arkansas and the nation. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Gubernatorial hopeful Sanders recovering after thyroid cancer surgery

Republican gubernatorial candidate Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Friday she had surgery to remove her thyroid and surrounding lymph nodes after cancer was found in the area. Continue Reading at NWAonline here Top Featured Tags: – Arkansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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