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One Year After Spill, Clinton School Panel Discusses Lessons From ExxonMobil's Pipe Break in Mayflower

by Christina Huynh, The Associated Press 4/1/2014 07:26 am

A year after a major oil spill in a small Arkansas town, a congressman says that while communities believe they are ready for a disaster, there is always something else to do to prepare.

Arkansas Opens Filing Period for 2014 Election

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/24/2014 04:33 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.

US Rep. Tim Griffin Running for Lieutenant Governor

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/13/2014 10:05 am

U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin said Thursday that he will seek the Republican nomination for Arkansas lieutenant governor, jumping into state politics just months after announcing his retirement from Congress.

Ann Clemmer Running for 2nd District US House Seat

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/30/2013 02:18 pm

State Rep. Ann Clemmer says she's seeking the Republican nomination for the central Arkansas congressional seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin. Clemmer is now the third Republican to enter the race for the 2nd Congressional District since Griffin said last week that he wouldn't seek re-election.

French Hill Says He'll Run for 2nd District Congressional Seat

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/29/2013 04:46 pm

Little Rock banking executive French Hill, the founder, chairman and CEO of Delta Trust & Banking Corp. of Little Rock, says he's running for the Republican nomination for the central Arkansas U.S. House seat, which is being vacated by Tim Griffin.

Tim Griffin Won't Run for 3rd Term

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/21/2013 11:09 am

Tim Griffin's campaign says the Republican congressman won't seek a third term representing central Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Democrat Dianne Curry Drops Out of Lieutenant Governor's Race

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/31/2013 07:26 am

The president of the Little Rock School Board announced Tuesday she was dropping her 2014 bid for lieutenant governor and is considering a run for a central Arkansas congressional seat.

Bill Halter Quits Race for Governor to Avoid 'Divisive Primary'

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/29/2013 10:05 am

Former Lt. Gov. Bill Halter dropped out of the race for Arkansas governor Monday, saying he wanted to avoid a divisive primary with former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross for the Democratic nomination in 2014. Halter, who entered the race in January, told supporters about his decision in an email.

Update: Hewlett-Packard to Lay Off 500 in Conway

by Luke Jones and Lance Turner 7/8/2013 03:33 pm

Hewlett-Packard, the computer and information technology services company that has struggled as PC sales have declined, said Monday that it is laying off 500 people at its services center in Conway.

Congress Extends Wind Energy Tax Credit in Fiscal Cliff Deal

by Lance Turner 1/2/2013 02:49 pm

Congress has included an extension of wind energy tax credits in the bill to avert the so-called "fiscal cliff."

Tim Griffin Selected to House Ways and Means, Says He Won't Run for Governor

by Mark Carter 11/30/2012 10:25 am

U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark., has been selected to serve on the powerful U.S. House Ways and Means Committee and says the appointment means he won't run for governor or challenge Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor in 2014.

Arkansas Congressional Delegation Petitions Air Force About 188th

by Lance Turner 11/27/2012 03:08 pm

Arkansas' Congressional delegation petitions U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh III about the Air Force's proposal to eliminate the A-10 mission in Fort Smith.

Arkansas Candidates Already Preparing for 2014 Races

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/21/2012 01:54 pm

The 2014 campaign for Arkansas' top offices had already begun before voters cast their ballots in this year's election. Now it's about to go into full swing.

Notes on Election Night in Arkansas (Analysis)

by Lance Turner 11/7/2012 10:13 am

Arkansans on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, filled each of its U.S. House seats with Republicans and gave the GOP its first majority in the state Legislature since Reconstruction.

Obama Dislike Fuels GOP Takeover in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/7/2012 07:29 am

President Barack Obama's unpopularity and the involvement of outside conservative groups helped Republicans in Arkansas achieve a prize that had eluded them for 138 years when they swept the state's U.S. House seats and wrested control of the state Senate in Tuesday's election.

Arkansas GOP Aims for Statehouse, Congressional Sweep

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/6/2012 08:53 am

Republicans looked to win a historic majority in Arkansas' Legislature and sweep its four congressional seats in Tuesday's election, while Democrats hoped that the popularity of a two-term governor would prevail over the dislike of President Barack Obama as voters cast their ballots.

Arkansas Candidates Make Final Pitch Before Election

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/5/2012 04:58 pm

Candidates fanned across Arkansas on Monday making their final pitches to voters before an election that could hand Republicans a majority in the state Legislature for the first time since Reconstruction.

Arkansas Election A Test of GOP Momentum in State

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/4/2012 08:15 am

With control of the Legislature and a GOP sweep of the state's four congressional seats potentially within reach, Republicans in Arkansas are heading into Tuesday's election ready to test whether the party's momentum in recent years will break what had been a reliable Democratic stronghold in the South.

In Little Rock, Mike Huckabee Credits Obama for Rise of GOP in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/28/2012 12:00 pm

Arkansas Republicans should thank President Barack Obama for motivating GOP voters and putting the party on the verge of winning control of the state Legislature for the first time since Reconstruction, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Saturday.

Congressman Griffin Replies to Lawyer Kitchens (Letter to the Editor)

by U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin 7/30/2012 12:00 am

U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin writes that he's seeking a meeting with Little Rock lawyer Tre' Kitchens.