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Posted at 12:01 AM

Pending state approval, Hot Springs will soon have its first four-year university presence this fall when Henderson State University opens an education center in partnership with a local community college.

Posted Apr 13, 2014 at 12:01 AM

An Oklahoma City girl has sold a 3.85-carat diamond she found at an Arkansas park for $20,000.

Updated Apr 11, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Lafayette County Treasurer/Tax Collector Keesha Rose, 36, of Lewisville, was arraigned before a federal magistrate here Friday in connection with her indictment on federal embezzlement charges.

Updated Apr 9, 2014 at 1:24 PM

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee headlined a conservative forum Tuesday in Iowa, but he dropped few clues about whether he was considering a second run for president, despite having won the state's coveted leadoff caucuses six years ago.

Updated Apr 2, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Southwest Arkansas legislators suggest that the so-called “private option” Medicaid expansion attached to the federal Affordable Care Act has a decent chance of surviving in the 2015 general assembly now that it has been renewed for...

Updated Mar 27, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Work has begun on two significant Arkansas Highways and Transportation Department projects that will affect motorists in and around Hope for a big chunk of this year.

Updated Mar 10, 2014 at 2:13 PM

While potential cuts to higher education funding never occurred, and the Arkansas House of Representatives resolved a fight over federally funded Medicaid money this week, University of Arkansas Community College at Hope Chancellor Chris Thomason...

Updated Mar 3, 2014 at 2:05 PM

The Arkansas House of Representatives leadership sought to make one more “horse trade” on the so-called Medicaid “private option” last week, the impact of which wasn't known at press time today; but, some legislative...

Updated Feb 27, 2014 at 11:32 AM

It's officially a horse race with all three announced Democrat and Republican candidates having filed for office in the race to succeed Governor Mike Beebe, including a Southwest Arkansas native son, but the betting is focused on two of the three.

Updated Feb 26, 2014 at 1:17 PM

Arkansas Democrats have been quiet about it, choosing to display calm assurance over partisan rancor, as the danger for Arkansas Republicans grows with each failure to pass the reauthorization of the Medicaid “private option” in the...

Updated Feb 21, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Whether justified or not, the optimism which two local legislators are expressing regarding the passage of the so-called “private option” funding mechanism for Arkansas Medicaid only magnifies the legislative turmoil in Little Rock which...

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