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Ethics Commission grapples with new laws

LITTLE ROCK — The state Ethics Commission on Friday discussed new ethics laws that came out of this year’s legislative session, including one that gives elected officials a 30-day grace period to return improper gifts from lobbyists and correct reporting errors.

Three Rivers Study moves ahead with funding

The “Three Rivers Study,” a $3 million U.S. Corps of Engineers project to seek a permanent fix for a flood-prone area of the lower Arkansas River, is moving full-steam ahead now that funding has been approved at both the federal and state levels.

Huckabee ready for Hillary

WASHINGTON — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee sat down with about a dozen reporters Friday afternoon to make his case as the most viable Republican to square off against Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Prosecutors ask panel for pay boost

LITTLE ROCK — A panel responsible for setting state elected officials’ salaries received a proposal Thursday to raise prosecuting attorneys’ salaries to a level close to that of circuit judges.