News

Purple Heart recipients to receive more benefits

WASHINGTON — Two Arkansas soldiers receiving Purple Heart medals nearly six years after being shot outside a Little Rock recruiting center may also receive medical and financial benefits from the U.S. Army.

Ethics Commission grapples with new laws

LITTLE ROCK — The state Ethics Commission on Friday discussed new ethics laws that came out of this year’s legislative session, including one that gives elected officials a 30-day grace period to return improper gifts from lobbyists and correct reporting errors.

Three Rivers Study moves ahead with funding

The “Three Rivers Study,” a $3 million U.S. Corps of Engineers project to seek a permanent fix for a flood-prone area of the lower Arkansas River, is moving full-steam ahead now that funding has been approved at both the federal and state levels.

Huckabee ready for Hillary

WASHINGTON — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee sat down with about a dozen reporters Friday afternoon to make his case as the most viable Republican to square off against Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Sports

Spring Notebook: Ramsey Suspended

FAYETTEVILLE – Freshman linebacker Randy Ramsey has been removed from football duties for the rest of the spring, Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said Saturday.

Opinion

PATE: From ashes to prosperity

In 79 A.D. Mount Vesuvius near modern Naples, Italy, erupted, burying the city of Pompeii in a thick blanket of volcanic ash. As one witness to the calamity wrote, the dust “poured across the land” like a flood. Nearly two thousand people died; and the city was abandoned for the next 1,700 years.

PATE: Now Serving Student Number Six

Recently, I attended a meeting where an administrator from a small public university treated the audience to a review of his institution’s new “brand identity campaign.” There’s a lot I don’t like about the current direction of higher education in America. This is the thing I despise the most.

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