Supreme Court sides with supporters in Saline County alcohol case

LITTLE ROCK — A divided Arkansas Supreme Court on Friday overturned a Saline County circuit judge’s ruling that supporters of a ballot proposal to allow alcohol sales in dry Saline County did not submit enough signatures to place the measure on the ballot.

Arkansas home sales, prices up in September

LITTLE ROCK — The number of homes sold in Arkansas increased by nearly 8 percent in September compared to a year earlier, and the average price of homes sold increased by about 1 percent, the Arkansas Realtors Association said Friday.

Jefferson County clerk agrees to sanction

LITTLE ROCK — Jefferson County Clerk Patricia Royal Johnson has agreed to accept a public letter of warning from the state Board of Election Commissioners to settle a complaint that she violated state elections laws during the May primary election.

Restoration of House chamber at Capitol complete

LITTLE ROCK — When Arkansas House members gather at the state Capitol on Nov. 7 for seat selection, returning members will notice that the House chamber has a new look — one that’s actually an old look.



Editorial: Forget about Ebola, and go get a flu shot

We worry about the wrong things. We worry about shark attacks although we’re more likely to be killed by lightning. We worry about flying although we’re more likely to be killed in a car. We worry about Ebola, but we are far more likely to die from the flu. We worry about the inconvenience and discomfort of a flu shot, but without the shot as many as 20 percent of us may suffer the far worse symptoms of the flu this year.