LITTLE ROCK — The state Ethics Commission voted unanimously Friday to issue a $250 fine and a public letter of caution to the ballot question committee Let Arkansas Decide for failing to disclose all required information on financial reports.
LITTLE ROCK — The state Legislative Council on Friday approved hiring a Russellville-based consultant to advise lawmakers on ways to control soaring costs in the teachers’ and state employees’ health insurance systems.
LITTLE ROCK — A newly created citizens’ commission charged with setting pay levels for elected state officials held its first meeting Thursday and signaled it would not rush to make any decisions on salary amounts.
LITTLE ROCK — Two former state Department of Human Services employees are among three people indicted on federal charges of conspiring to steal money from a government program that provides summer meals to children.
It may seem an odd parallel, but there exists an interesting relationship between the judicial evolution of obscenity and changing sensibilities regarding police use of force. The comparison suggested itself as I read an article on James Joyce’s landmark tome, Ulysses. Eighty-one years ago this week, a federal magistrate ruled that the book was not obscene.
As World AIDS day approaches, we are reminded that the pace of new infections remains too high, and although treatments have made living with the disease easier, there still is no cure for AIDS or the HIV that causes it.
‘Tis the season for culinary exploration. At least around the extended Pate household, that’s when Mother and I usually trot out at least one “experimental” dish alongside the perennially prepared and preordained.