Jeb Bush stumps for Hutchinson

SHERWOOD — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush praised the education proposals of Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson during a visit Tuesday to Central Arkansas.

Pryor launches tour focusing on women’s issues

LITTLE ROCK — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor announced Tuesday the launch of a state tour to spread the message that his voting record on issues important to women compares favorably to that of his Republican opponent, U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton of Dardanelle.

Cotton, Pryor agree to second debate

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor , D-Ark., and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton , R-Dardanelle, will participate in two televised debates in October but likely no more in what is among the most hotly contested Senate races of the 2014 election cycle.

Springdale lands $563,094 COPS grant

WASHINGTON — The Springdale police department was awarded a $563,094 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice that will help hire or retain seven officers involved in school-based policing.

Yell County priest removed for alleged sexual misconduct

LITTLE ROCK — The bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Little Rock says a Yell County priest has been removed from the ministry and will not be allowed to function as a priest again because of “credible allegations of sexual misconduct.”


Arkansas Unveils 2015 Baseball Schedule

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas baseball unveiled its 56-game schedule Tuesday. And Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn believes it will be one of the NCAA’s toughest.


Editorial: Banned books remind us of freedom

Each year, during the last week of September, the American Library Association celebrates our First Amendment rights with Banned Books week. One of the event’s center points is publication of a list that enumerates those books that have received the most challenges during the past year.

Editorial: Memories of 9/11 are always near

Fifty years ago, people talked about the amazing beauty of the mushroom clouds that developed after atomic bombs were detonated in tests. The brilliance, the wide spectrum of color visible, the graceful development of the cloud itself: It was a terrible beauty to be sure, but a beautiful sight just the same, and one seared into the memory of all who saw it.