Tagged: david pryor

UA System Board Gives Final OK to $160M Stadium Expansion

by Lance Turner 9/8/2016 11:44 am

The University of Arkansas System board of trustees on Thursday gave final approval to a $160 million expansion of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.

'What If We’re Wrong?' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/20/2016 12:00 am

I saw prolific nonfiction writer Chuck Klosterman on a morning news show talking about his new book, “But What If We’re Wrong?,” and his thesis keeps crossing my mind: What if things that we absolutely know to be true turn out to be just as wrong as things our ancestors were equally sure about?

UA System Board Approves $160M Stadium Expansion 8-2

by Lance Turner 6/16/2016 11:44 am

The University of Arkansas System board of trustees on Thursday voted 8-2 to press ahead with a $160 million expansion of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Update: John Tyson, 4 Others Urge UA Board to Slow Down Stadium Expansion

by Lance Turner 6/15/2016 9:30 am

Tyson Foods Inc. Chairman John Tyson is among five former University of Arkansas System board members questioning a $160 million proposal to expand Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Arkansas Colleges Live With Legacy of 1942 Vote

by Gwen Moritz 2/29/2016 12:00 am

Placed on the statewide ballot by petition and adopted on Nov. 3, 1942, Amendment 33 insulated institutes of higher education and “all charitable, penal or correctional institutions” from the whims and provincialism of politicians.

UA Board Votes to Continue Plans for $160M Razorback Stadium Expansion

by Alexis Hosticka 1/27/2016 5:13 pm

The University of Arkansas board of trustees on Wednesday voted to move forward with the estimated $160 million expansion and renovation of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Former Governor, Senator Dale Bumpers Remembered at Service

by Associated Press 1/10/2016 7:17 pm

Former U.S. Senator and Arkansas governor Dale Bumpers was remembered Sunday by former President Bill Clinton and others for his public service, his wit and his role in ending the segregation of the school in his small western Arkansas hometown.

Dale Bumpers Death Marks End of Era in Arkansas (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/10/2016 3:54 pm

Dale Bumpers' death marks the end of an era in Arkansas and serves as a reminder of a not-so-distant time when voters could be won over by face-to-face politicking and impassioned speeches.

David Pryor Looks to 2016 Election, Recalls Times with Dale Bumpers

by Alexis Hosticka 1/6/2016 2:42 pm

David Pryor, the 39th governor of Arkansas and a former U.S. senator, spoke Wednesday at the Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock about his friendship with Dale Bumpers, who died Friday.

David Pryor to Speak at Ron Robinson Theater

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/4/2016 10:07 am

Former Arkansas Governor and U.S. Senator David Pryor will speak at noon Wednesday at the Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Democratic Party Can Rebound in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/24/2015 7:40 am

Focusing on issues important to working families will help Democrats in Arkansas as they try to rebound from a Republican sweep in last year's midterm election, the party's national chairwoman said Thursday night.

DNC Chairwoman Speaking at Arkansas Dinner

by Associated Press 4/23/2015 6:50 am

The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee is headlining a fundraiser for the party in Arkansas as it tries to rebound from Republicans sweeping statewide and federal offices in the 2014 election.

Farewell to Democratic Tradition (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 11/5/2014 4:38 pm

Dale Bumpers, David Pryor, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor. Arkansas Business political columnist Blake Rutherford confronts the Republican wave of 2014.

First Conversation with Arkansas Governors Set for Saturday with David Pryor

by Lee Hogan 10/1/2014 2:16 pm

The Central Arkansas Library System is hosting the first talk in a series, Conversations with Arkansas Governors, on Saturday with former Gov. David Pryor. The series plans to sit down for an in-depth conversation with previous governors of Arkansas and the future governor of the state.

Former Clinton Critic David Brock: Reject 'Political Smut'

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/25/2014 5:08 pm

A former critic of the Clintons who now heads an effort to defend Hillary Clinton and other potential Democratic 2016 contenders said Tuesday both parties should disavow the "political smut-mongers" that he said he was a part of in the 1990s.

UA Trustees Updated on Fundraising Division Audit

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 11/22/2013 8:10 am

University of Arkansas leaders say they are taking steps, including implementing new procedures for hiring and accounting, to correct millions of dollars in overspending in the school's fundraising division. UA system trustees, meeting in Little Rock, didn't ask the Fayetteville campus leaders for details about the list of fixes they presented.

Political Animals Club Marks 30th Anniversary

by Associated Press 9/19/2013 7:21 am

The Political Animals Club was started as a "little group" where people could talk about politics and public service, the Arkansas club's founder said Wednesday at its 30th anniversary event.

Senator Mark Pryor Champions Conservation While Aiming For Reelection

by Sam Eifling 9/9/2013 12:00 am

During his two terms, it turns out, Mark Pryor, now the state’s senior senator, has found plenty of time for duck hunts. The path to a third term promises to be a grueling one: He’s the last Democrat of the six lawmakers representing Arkansas, and with a Senate majority potentially at stake, the 2014 race between Pryor and Republican Tom Cotton promises a fray like few in the country.

Pryor Engagement: Politics Take Backseat at Gala For Life

by Todd Traub 9/1/2013 12:00 am

On Sept. 20, David and Barbara Pryor will receive the Pat and Willard Walker Tribute Award at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Gala for Life. The black tie event is the institute’s major fundraiser and one of the biggest events on the social calendar, but to many who will be present, including the Pryors, it is more personal than that.

In Arkansas, Other States, Family Ties A Factor in Key Senate Races

by Associated Press 8/18/2013 3:08 pm

Candidates are wielding famous political pedigrees in a number of races that could determine whether Democrats maintain control in the 2014 elections.