Ethics complaint filed against treasurer’s office employee

LITTLE ROCK — A member of the Jefferson County Republican Committee is pursuing a complaint with the state Ethics Commission against a member of state Treasurer Dennis Milligan’s staff over actions while he was serving as Milligan’s campaign manager and working as a lobbyist.

Woman sues DHS over 10-month wait to enroll in private option

LITTLE ROCK — A Lee County woman is asking a federal judge to order the state Department of Human Services to end its delay in acting on her application for enrollment in the private option, a delay she says has dragged on for more than 10 months.

UA System president names pick for UAM chancellor

LITTLE ROCK — University of Arkansas System President Donald Bobbitt said Friday he will recommend Karla Hughes, currently executive vice president and provost of the University of Louisiana System, as chancellor of the University of Arkansas Monticello.

Judge halts executions for 8

LITTLE ROCK — A Pulaski County circuit judge on Friday issued a temporary restraining order barring the state from carrying out eight scheduled executions.



PATE: A job not done and not well

I’ve been a bit out of sorts lately. It’s not that good things don’t happen to me every day, but life’s little travails just seem to have come in a big pack in recent times. As I’ve gotten older, I deal with setbacks better than I would have a few years ago. It’s like picking out splinters — after you’ve done it a couple hundred times, you develop a technique, but you probably don’t want any more practice.

Editorial: Call-Blocking Essential To Consumer Protection

As recently reported by the Arkansas News Bureau, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Wednesday joined 44 other state attorneys general in calling on phone carriers AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile and CenturyLink to offer call-blocking technology to their customers. We believe this is a necessary step to improve consumer protection.

Editorial: Baaatter up!

In his Epistle to the Romans, the Apostle Paul wrote at 13:12, “The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.” This verse has an interesting relevance today as we note an important turning point in American sports history.