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.

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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.

Senate amends primary bill to make proposed date change temporary

LITTLE ROCK — A proposal to move Arkansas’ primary elections to March cleared a Senate committee and won approval on the Senate floor Wednesday after senators reached a compromise that calls for the change to be in effect only for the next election cycle.

Obama administration issues water protection rules

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Wednesday issued new rules clarifying which small bodies of water fall under federal anti-pollution protection over strong objections from Republicans in Congress.

Sports

Jackson, Teague Familiar With ORU, OSU

FAYETTEVILLE – By his estimation, Zach Jackson figures he grew up five minutes from Oral Roberts University. James Teague, about an hour with traffic.

Arkansas Exits SEC Tourney, Awaits Regional Destination

HOOVER, Ala. - For three days Arkansas threatened the status quo of the Southeastern Conference. It was enough, for a while, to cast doubt on the common knowledge the league was the Big Four and everyone else. Two incredible days even had the guessers and pundits of college baseball re-thinking, wondering if maybe Arkansas was not only a postseason threat, but perhaps a favorite.

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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