Hutchinson signs session bills into law

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday signed into law all bills passed during the special session, including measures to authorize a bond issue for an economic-development project in southern Arkansas and move the state primary elections to March.

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Boxer claims mental condition

LITTLE ROCK — Attorneys for boxer Jermain Taylor of Little Rock changed his plea in two criminal cases Friday from not guilty to not guilty by reason of mental disability or defect.

Hutchinson signs session bills into law

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday signed into law all bills passed during the special session, including measures to authorize a bond issue for an economic-development project in southern Arkansas and move the state primary elections to March.

Warrant issued for boxer

LITTLE ROCK — A Pulaski County district judge issued a second-degree battery warrant Thursday for the arrest of boxer Jermain Taylor of Little Rock.

Lawmakers wrap up special session

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Legislature wrapped up a three-day special session Thursday, sending bills containing all of the items on Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s agenda to his desk — despite last-minute efforts to block a measure to change the date of the state’s primary elections.

Sports

Diamond Hogs Ready For Stillwater Regional

STILLWATER, Okla. - Fourteen times is a lot. No one in the Southeastern Conference, right now, can lay claim to being as consistently successful in college baseball as Arkansas.

Opinion

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.

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