LITTLE ROCK — The state Higher Education Coordinating Board voted Friday to allow Arkansas Tech University in Russellville to offer a doctorate in education and approved a plan for creating an osteopathic medical school at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.
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WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton called Friday for the destruction of Hamas as a House panel endorsed pro-Israeli resolutions drafted in response to a vote by the U.N. Human Rights Council to launch an inquiry of possible Israeli human rights violations in Gaza.
LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., on Friday unveiled a package of bills he said would encourage the creation of jobs in the U.S. and discourage American companies from sending jobs overseas.
LITTLE ROCK — Requiring dental and vision coverage under Arkansas’ so-called private option would increase costs by $42.6 million a year, or about $20 per person per month, according to a report presented to a legislative panel Thursday.
WASHINGTON — Farmers and ranchers in 23 eastern Arkansas counties ravaged by June floods will be eligible to receive disaster assistance through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Highway Commission on Wednesday asked state Highway and Transportation Department Director Scott Bennett to contact Arkansas congressional candidates and ask what they would do to make highway funding sustainable.
FORT SMITH — The designs of three much anticipated coins commemorating the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Marshals Service were unveiled in a Wednesday ceremony.
LITTLE ROCK — A group supporting a ballot proposal to raise the state minimum wage needs 15,107 more valid signatures of Arkansas voters to secure a spot on the ballot, Secretary of State Mark Martin’s office said Wednesday.
LITTLE ROCK — Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville was locked down for several hours Wednesday in response to a report of a “suspicious individual,” but officials reopened the base after finding the report was not credible.
PINE BLUFF — A spokesman for Democratic 4th Congressional District candidate James Lee Witt said Tuesday there is no merit to state GOP allegations that Witt improperly used his influence to win a contract for the consulting firm he founded.