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On Passing, And Failing, Civics (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas students are required to pass a civics test, the same test immigrants must pass to become naturalized American citizens, to be eligible for high school diplomas or General Educational Development certificates. If only legislators had to take it too.

Arkansas House OKs Release of Cell Phone Location During Investigations

by Associated Press 2/27/2015 11:24 am

Arkansas lawmakers have voted to require companies to release the location of a cell phone when asked by police in criminal investigations, despite criticism that the move would violate civil liberties.

King-Lee Fight Shows State Grappling With Its Past (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/16/2015 6:54 am

The debate over Arkansas' status as one of three states that celebrates Robert E. Lee and Martin Luther King Jr. on the same day is a stark reminder of just how much the state struggles with its troubled past.

Under Proposed Bill, Arkansas Write-In Candidates Face 90-Day Deadline

by Associated Press 1/21/2015 1:23 pm

Write-in candidates would be required to meet a 90-day deadline to notify state and local election officials that they are running, under a bill approved Wednesday by an Arkansas House committee.

Lonoke County Racks Up Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/25/2014 12:00 am

Farmland dominates this week’s serving of large real estate transactions in Lonoke County.

Judge OKs Deal Ending Arkansas Desegregation Aid

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 1/14/2014 8:25 am

Arkansas can stop making payments in one of the nation's most historic desegregation efforts, a judge has ruled, but he cautioned work remains to ensure students in the Little Rock area receive a proper education.

Arkansas House Rejects Changes to Prosecutor Elections

by Michael Stratford, The Associated Press 2/26/2013 7:15 am

A bipartisan group of Arkansas House lawmakers on Monday blocked a proposal to remove party politics from the election of state prosecutors.