Preliminary injunction sought in voter ID case

LITTLE ROCK — The plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging Arkansas’ voter ID law said in a court filing Wednesday that they, and all Arkansas voters, will be irreparably harmed if a judge does not bar enforcement of the law before the May 20 primary and nonpartisan election.

ATU picks new president

FORT SMITH — The Arkansas Tech University Board of Trustees unanimously elected Robin E. Bowen on Tuesday to be ATU’s next president, according to an ATU news release.

Cotton defends farm bill vote to Arkansas Farm Bureau

LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton defended the position he took on the farm bill during a speech Tuesday at a candidates’ forum sponsored by the Arkansas Farm Bureau, which opposed Cotton’s position on the issue.

DHS says 155,000 applications approved for private option

LITTLE ROCK — More than 155,000 Arkansas have applied and been found eligible for the so-called private option, or about 70 percent of the 225,000 Arkansans estimated to qualify for the program, the state Department of Human Services said Monday.

Cotton out with new ad

WASHINGTON — Republican Senate hopeful Tom Cotton enlisted the help of his former drill sergeant to vouch for his character in a new campaign ad that will air across Arkansas for at least a week.


Henry Healthy, Prepared For Starring Role

FAYETTEVILLE — Tight end Hunter Henry turned in the biggest offensive play of Arkansas’ spring scrimmages earlier this month, catching a third down pass from quarterback Brandon Allen on a crossing route.

Collins on Arkansas: ‘I Love it Here’

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said earlier this spring the transfer rumors swirling around running back Alex Collins were “clueless, baseless and senseless.”