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Only 1 of Arkansas' US House Races Draws Democratic Opponent

by Associated Press 10/31/2016 7:02 am

A former member of the Little Rock School Board is challenging GOP U.S. Rep. French Hill in his run for a second term in the House representing central Arkansas, while the three other members of Arkansas' all-Republican House delegation face no Democratic opponents this year.

Marco Rubio Picks Up Endorsements from Arkansas Leaders

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/3/2016 6:53 am

Two Arkansas congressmen and the state's lieutenant governor backed Marco Rubio for the Republican presidential nomination Wednesday, two days after former Gov. Mike Huckabee ended his White House bid.

Construction Could Start in 2017 on Wind Transmission Line

by Associated Press 12/21/2015 7:02 am

Officials with Houston-based Clean Line Energy Partners say construction could begin in 2017 on a planned 700-mile transmission line to carry wind-generated electricity across Oklahoma and Arkansas into Tennessee.

Leading From The Front on Ex-Im Bank (Randy Zook Commentary)

by Randy Zook 11/6/2015 8:18 am

The U.S. House overwhelmingly voted to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, which supported more than $250 billion in U.S. exports and 1.3 million American jobs since 2009.

Financial Industry Opposes Obama's Attempt to Expand Fiduciary Rule

by Gwen Moritz 9/28/2015 12:00 am

The financial industry is pushing back — hard, and with political support — against a second attempt by the Obama administration to impose a standardized fiduciary rule on all givers of retirement advice, particularly those now held to a lower standard of merely not recommending investments that are clearly unsuitable.

Arkansas, Arkansas State Get Grants to Study Terrorism

by Associated Press 9/25/2015 7:44 am

The University of Arkansas and Arkansas State have each been awarded U.S. Department of Justice grants for studies into homegrown terrorism.

9 Arkansas Colleges to Share $2M for Student Support

by Associated Press 7/22/2015 11:20 am

The Arkansas congressional delegation has announced that 9 colleges in the state will share $2 million for student support services programs.

Video: Tom Cotton Calls Iran Nuclear Deal 'Dangerous Mistake'

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/14/2015 11:12 am

Arkansas' all-Republican congressional delegation roundly criticized a nuclear deal announced Tuesday between Iran and world powers, with freshman U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton calling it a "grievous, dangerous mistake."

LPGA Tourney Showcases Northwest Arkansas

by Marty Cook 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The ninth edition — now officially the Wal-Mart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G — was won by Na Yeon Choi on June 28 in front of large crowds, most of whom were rooting for former University of Arkansas star Stacy Lewis, who finished in a tie for third.

11 Arkansas Airports to Get Money for Repairs, Upgrades

by Associated Press 6/3/2015 12:04 pm

Arkansas' congressional delegation has announced a total of $6.5 million in federal grants that will be shared by 11 Arkansas airports.

Cotton, Womack See Opportunity at Springdale's Pratt & Whitney Facility

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/28/2015 10:39 am

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton and Rep. Steve Womack helped Pratt & Whitney promote the recent growth of its PSD repair facility in Springdale.

Womack Faces Easy Path in House Re-Election Bid

by Associated Press 10/24/2014 10:51 am

With no Democratic rival on the ballot and facing only a third-party candidate who's says he's running a "zero dollar" campaign, Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Womack has an easy path to a third term representing northwest Arkansas in Congress next year.

Groundbreaking Held for $50M US Marshals Museum

by Associated Press 9/24/2014 2:29 pm

Formal groundbreaking has been held in Fort Smith for a U.S. Marshals Museum on the banks of the Arkansas River overlooking Oklahoma.

Groundbreaking Today for $50M US Marshals Museum in Fort Smith

by Associated Press 9/24/2014 7:29 am

Federal, state, tribal and local officials are scheduled to attend the ground breaking ceremony for the U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith.

Grants Awarded for Upgrades at 8 Arkansas Airports

by Associated Press 9/17/2014 3:17 pm

U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman and Rep. Steve Womack have announced a total of more than $4.1 million in federal grants to eight Arkansas airports.

Fort Smith, Rogers Airports Get Sizable FAA Grants

by Lee Hogan 8/12/2014 11:04 am

The Fort Smith Regional Airport and the Rogers Municipal-Carter Field Airport are the recipients of two grants, totaling more than $8 million, that will go toward upgrades at each facility.

Womack Backs GOP's Anti-Internet Sales Tax Stance

by Associated Press 7/23/2014 7:56 am

A Republican congressman from Arkansas who has advocated for legislation that would limit tax-free shopping online said Tuesday he agrees with a state GOP stance opposing any sales tax imposed by the federal government, saying he doesn't believe the two positions are in conflict.

Arkansas Opens Filing Period for 2014 Election

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/24/2014 4:33 pm

Vowing to complete a takeover of the state's top offices after recent GOP gains, Republicans running for Arkansas governor and a U.S. Senate seat were among the dozens of candidates who made their bids official as the filing period opened Monday.

Tom Cotton Stands Out In Arkansas, Votes No On Farm Bill

by Associated Press 1/29/2014 5:07 pm

Republican Senate hopeful and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton was the only member of Arkansas' House delegation to vote against a nearly $100 billion-a-year farm bill on Wednesday, prompting Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor to criticize his challenger as not representing the state's interests.

Arkansas Delegation Pans Obama's State of the Union Speech

by Associated Press 1/29/2014 6:55 am

Reaction to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address by members of Arkansas' congressional delegation, including Mark Pryor, John Boozman and Tim Griffin, who said it's time for the president "to step up and work with Congress to make things happen."