Killer’s claim for damages denied

LITTLE ROCK — A claim for $15,000 in damages filed by the convicted killer of a Central Arkansas real estate agent has been denied, a legislative panel was told Monday.

Hutchinson’s chief of staff to leave post

LITTLE ROCK — Michael Lamoureux, Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s chief of staff and a former state legislator, said Monday he will leave his current position at the end of the month.

Fiscal session winding down

LITTLE ROCK — The fiscal session that began April 13 could wrap up this week, legislative leaders said Friday as they worked with the governor’s office on the Revenue Stabilization Act, the bill that will set spending priorities for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

Sprint to add 100 jobs in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK — Telecommunications company Sprint said Friday it will add about 100 full-time employees at a recently opened regional office in Little Rock by the end of this year.


Arkansas, Missouri State - a match made in disappointment

FAYETTEVILLE - Nostradamus could not say what Tuesday night’s Missouri State-Arkansas baseball game means outside of an individual win or loss for the participants. In the grand scheme of things the game holds some measure of weight on each team’s resume. How much is up for debate.

King: New recruiting rules will help Arkansas immensely

LITTLE ROCK — Selling parents of athletes on the University of Arkansas, the Razorback athletics department can offer a practical asset unmatched by any of the seven SEC schools that are constants on the football schedule. At best, others offer bare bone versions of the same resource or an inconvenience is in play.


Guest commentary: Investing in jobs, low-cost clean energy, communities

Oklahoma is blessed with some of the strongest wind resources in the country. Homes and businesses in Arkansas and other states in the region need energy supplies that are clean, affordable and reliable. Congestion on the existing transmission grid makes it difficult to move energy from the Oklahoma Panhandle to Arkansas and further south and east. The Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission project is necessary so that Oklahoma can reap the benefits of its great energy resources and Arkansas and other states can gain access to those resources at an economic scale. Investing in clean energy infrastructure will create jobs, foster growth in local communities and ultimately improve the quality of life in Oklahoma, Arkansas and other states.

Great Promise, Great Challenge

Rep. Paul D. Ryan, R-Wisconsin, was elected the 54th Speaker of the House this past Thursday. Ryan took the gavel from Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, who had been pressured to resign the post by the ultra-conservatives in the party.

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.


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