NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas is the Republican Party’s “No. 1 pickup opportunity in the country,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday while visiting Arkansas to stump for Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson.
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LITTLE ROCK — Springdale-based Tyson Foods and Chicago-based Hillshire Brands said Wednesday they have reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division on a proposed settlement that would allow Tyson’s $8.55 billion acquisition of Hillshire to proceed if approved in federal court.
LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., on Wednesday defended his decision to release a television ad this week that accuses Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton of Dardanelle of voting to weaken the nation’s preparedness for a possible Ebola outbreak.
WASHINGTON — The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality will use a $100,000 award from the Environmental Protection Agency to analyze chemicals found in the state’s rivers, lakes and streams.
LITTLE ROCK — A former middleweight boxing champion charged with shooting his cousin was released from the Pulaski County jail late Wednesday morning on a $25,000 bond.
LITTLE ROCK — Insurance policies sold through the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace are projected to see a net aggregate decrease of 2 percent in premium costs for 2015, Gov. Mike Beebe’s office announced Tuesday.
LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., on Tuesday called on his Republican election opponent to explain a 2013 vote against a bill that benefited Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
The majority of Arkansans, according to a recent Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey , say they have not made major household purchases in the past six months and about a quarter of Arkansans surveyed want to increase their savings rate.
LITTLE ROCK — Former Arkansas governor and current Florida resident Mike Huckabee returned to his home state Monday to endorse the Senate bid of U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle.
LITTLE ROCK — Democratic candidate for governor Mike Ross on Monday outlined a package of proposals to aid Arkansas veterans, including an income-tax exemption for military retirement pay.