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PSSI to Acquire Safe Foods Corp.

PSSI of Kieler, Wisconsin, says it signed a deal to purchase Safe Foods Corp. of North Little Rock, which will remain an "independent subsidiary" within the company. read more >
Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz () and Donald Trump lead in polling of Arkansan's preference for GOP presidential candidates. | (Crush Rush/Andrew Cline/CJ Hanevy)
Government & Politics

#ARPX: What to Watch In Today’s Arkansas Primary (Robert Coon & Blake Rutherford On Politics)

From the presidential race to implications for Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Robert Coon and Blake Rutherford to assess what we’ve seen — and will see — in the final hours of the Arkansas primary. read more >
U.S. Sen. John Boozman will face challenger Curtis Coleman in the GOP primary in March.
Government & Politics

John Boozman Fending Off Primary Challenge in Arkansas

With Republicans now in control of all of Arkansas' statewide and federal offices, U.S. Sen. John Boozman is facing a longshot primary challenge from a rival questioning his conservative credentials. read more >
Sen. Tom Cotton and Sen. John Boozman
Government & Politics / Legal

Boozman, Cotton: Next President Should Choose Scalia Replacement

Arkansas' Republican U.S. senators believe President Obama should not choose a replacement for the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and should instead leave the decision to the next president. read more >
If Republican Sen. John Boozman survives a primary race against Curtis Coleman, he will likely face former federal prosecutor Conner Eldridge as his Democratic opponent in the 2016 general election for U.S. Senate.
Government & Politics

Boozman Raises $626K in Final Months of 2015, Doubles Eldridge’s Haul

Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman's campaign says he raised more than $652,000 in the final months of 2015, more than double the amount brought in by his Democratic challenger. read more >
John Boozman
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing

Boozman Touts Record on Military, Veterans with First TV Ad

U.S. Sen. John Boozman touted his work on military issues Tuesday in the first television ad of his re-election bid, prompting his Democratic rival's campaign to accuse the Republican lawmaker of having a "lackluster" record on veterans. read more >
Arkansas State Capitol
Government & Politics

Big Questions Loom Over Arkansas Politics in 2016 (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

As 2015 comes to an end, Andrew DeMillo examines the issues and challenges likely to dominate Arkansas' politics in the coming year. read more >
Government & Politics

Arkansas GOP, Dems Learn From Past Elections (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

Republicans and Democrats won't agree on much in this year's election in Arkansas. But they both are on the same page when it comes to avoiding the mistakes that have plagued them in past campaigns. read more >
Government & Politics

Mike Ross, Asa Hutchinson Win Arkansas Governor Primaries

Solidifying a general election matchup they've effectively been running for nearly a year, Democrat Mike Ross and Republican Asa Hutchinson clinched their parties' nominations for Arkansas governor in Tuesday's primary. read more >
Curtis Coleman
Government & Politics / Legal

Curtis Coleman: Allow Lawmakers to Override Court

A candidate running for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in Arkansas says the Legislature should have veto power over state courts after a judge struck down a same-sex marriage ban. read more >
U.S. Rep. Mike Ross, D-Ark.
Government & Politics

Mike Ross Raises $491K in Bid for Arkansas Governor

Democratic candidate Mike Ross raised more than $491,000 over the past month in his bid for Arkansas governor, surpassing his chief Republican rival as the two prepare for their respective primaries next week, according to reports filed Tuesday. read more >
Asa Hutchinson
Government & Politics

Asa Hutchinson Raises $240K in Governor’s Bid

Republican Asa Hutchinson has raised more than $240,000 during the past month in his campaign for Arkansas governor, again surpassing the amount raised by his rival for the GOP nomination in next week's primary. read more >
Government & Politics

Hopefuls for Arkansas Governor Keep Eyes on November

Running in one of the most closely watched governor's races in the country, Democrat Mike Ross and Republican Asa Hutchinson have no qualms about taking potshots at each other on the campaign trail. They're less focused on their rivals in next week's primary. read more >
Tom Cotton
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics

Speaking at Farm Bureau Forum, Tom Cotton Defends ‘No’ Vote On Farm Bill

Republican Senate hopeful and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton defended his vote against the Farm Bill as he addressed the state's largest agricultural advocacy group on Tuesday, while U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor accused his rival of turning a "deaf ear" on Arkansas farmers. read more >
Government & Politics

GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Clash in Debate

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson called rival Curtis Coleman's vow to resist some deployments of the Arkansas National Guard "inflammatory rhetoric" as the two squared off in a debate on Saturday. read more >
Government & Politics

Mike Ross Bests Asa Hutchinson in Governor’s Race Fundraising

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross is reporting he bested his two Republican rivals for Arkansas governor in fundraising last month. read more >
Mike Ross detailed his plan Wednesday to expand the Arkansas Better Chance program, which has seen its funding remain flat over the past several years. The Democrat is running for Arkansas governor.
Education / Government & Politics

Mike Ross Wants To Expand Arkansas Pre-K Program

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross is proposing to expand Arkansas' prekindergarten program and make it accessible to every 4-year-old in the state, a plan he says will eventually cost an additional $37.4 million a year. read more >
Curtis Coleman
Government & Politics

Curtis Coleman Proposes Income, Corporate Tax Cuts

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Curtis Coleman proposed massive cuts to Arkansas' corporate and individual income taxes on Wednesday, saying he viewed the reductions a higher priority than school funding. read more >
Government & Politics

Ross Files For Governor, Hits Hutchinson on ‘Private Option’

Former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross on Wednesday made his bid for Arkansas governor official, criticizing his chief Republican rival over ads being aired by an outside group and for not weighing in on the debate over the state's compromise Medicaid expansion. read more >
Government & Politics

Arkansas Opens Filing Period for 2014 Election

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. read more >