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No Word Yet on White County Going Wet

No Word Yet on White County Going Wet

Despite persistent chatter, no application for a new permit to serve alcohol by the drink in Searcy has been filed with the ABC.
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'Bathroom Bill' Could Upend Arkansas Session (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

The plan has spurred warnings from Hutchinson, as well as tourism and business groups, that such a measure isn't needed and could subject the state to the widespread backlash and boycotts North Carolina faced over its bathroom law.
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More Indictments Expected in Ecclesia Kickback Case

Federal prosecutors may soon take more action in the kickback case involving former Rep. Micah Neal, who pleaded guilty to a federal felony in January.
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US Supreme Court Rejects Arkansas' 9 Death Row Challengers

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an attempt by Arkansas inmates to stop their executions over claims that their deaths would be "intolerably painful." read more >

Drugs Vanish at Some VA Hospitals

Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA employees since 2009, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. read more >

Librarian Sues Gravette Mayor Over Firing

Tucked on the shelf in the little town of Gravette (Benton County) is a legal battle between the now former librarian and mayor. The bad blood started with attempts to close the library. read more >

City of Fayetteville Seeks Director of Economic Vitality

The city of Fayetteville is advertising its newly created position of director of economic vitality, a position that was approved by the city council earlier this year. read more >

Keep Trump's Promise (Feedback)

While on the presidential campaign trail, Donald Trump made a crystal-clear pledge to protect Medicare and Social Security, declaring, “You made a deal a long time ago.” Now, as his term begins, older voters are counting on Congress to support President Trump's vow. read more >

Just Because One Can ... (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

It may not be illegal for President Trump to tweet-shame a department store chain for dropping his daughter's line of fashion merchandise, but just because he can doesn't mean he should. read more >

Solutions In Search of Problems (Editorial)

For reasons that cannot be practical, a couple of legislators are trying to bring to Arkansas all the consequences of a “bathroom bill” like that adopted in North Carolina to force transgendered persons to use public restrooms that correspond with the sex on their birth certificates. read more >

Arkansas Taxable Sales Up in 4Q

Arkansas' taxable sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 and were up 1.8 percent compared with a year earlier. read more >

Former Supreme Court Justice Joins Family's Law Firm

Former Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Paul Danielson has joined the Danielson Law Firm. read more >

AP: DHS Weighed National Guard for Immigration Roundups

The plan includes four states that border on Mexico, but it also encompasses seven states contiguous to those four — Arkansas, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma and Louisiana. read more >

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