Governor, Vietnamese official sign trade memo

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson and officials from the Dong Nai province of Vietnam on Monday signed a memo of understanding on developing economic, trade and educational opportunities between Arkansas and the province.

Top court blocks EPA regulation on mercury emissions

LITTLE ROCK — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday blocked an Environmental Protection Agency regulation on mercury and other pollutants from coal-fired power plants, a decision that Gov. Asa Hutchinson called good news and the Arkansas chapter of the Sierra Club called appalling.

Rutledge joins lawsuit against EPA water rule

LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Monday she has joined several other states in filing a lawsuit against the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over a new rule aimed at protecting water quality in small streams, tributaries and wetlands.

Hutchinson: State closer to resuming executions after court ruling

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Monday a U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the use of a controversial drug in executions puts Arkansas a step closer to resuming lethal injections, which have been on hold for a decade.



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.

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.