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Arkansas' attorney general has asked the state's highest court to halt two judges' rulings exempting some farmers from the ban of an herbicide that took effect last ... The state Supreme Court earlier this month stayed a similar ruling by a Pulaski County judge exempting six farmers from the dicamba ban.
"The 1882 lynching of Jim Sanders in Pulaski County, for one, was first reported on page four of the Gazette, deep in the column Local Paragraphs. Lynching could be both the dramatic atrocity gleefully explicated under lurid headlines and the everyday occurrence that needed no further elaboration.".

Dent was in conversation with S. J. Binning of this city when he voiced the alleged remarks concerning the government's policy of selling Liberty bonds ... A Pulaski County jury acquitted a 54-year-old Little Rock man of rape and kidnapping charges Wednesday, rejecting the claims of two gang-rape ...
The Arkansas list of 85 tracts includes eight in Pulaski County, the most of any county, followed by six in Washington County, four in Mississippi County ... Earlier programs, which identified areas referred to as enterprise zones or promise zones, were centered on government-based grants, loans and ...
At that point, the Syrian government was supposed to have only chlorine, which has its civilian uses, too. ... And a circuit judge in Pulaski County--His Honor Wendell Griffen--didn't make it any easier when he struck down the Courthouse Dogs Child Witness Support Act, which allows kids who have ...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - National election watchers will get their first Arkansas indicators of how the midterms might play out on May 22. As the deadline to register for those primaries arrives, the county clerk in the bluest discount in a conservative red state is checking to see if Pulaski County will lead ...

During a vigil last week to mark one year since Arkansas executed four inmates, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen lay on a cot outside the ... Bob Ballinger, who chairs the House State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee, also called for the judge's impeachment, tweeting: "Our ...
Crane has been the Arkansas film commissioner for about 11 years, where he works to pass legislation that entices filmmakers, companies like HBO, and film industry jobs to the state. He also coordinates with numerous government groups, secures filming locations, navigates the permitting process ...
In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018, image from video provided by KTHV-TV, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen lies on a cot outside the Arkansas governor's mansion in Little Rock during a death penalty protest. The protests marked one year since Arkansas conducted a series of executions. Griffen ...
Woods is on trial with consultant Randell Shelton, who the government says played a middleman role. Neal has already ... U.S. District Judge James Moody ruled that Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen's lawsuit against individual justices on the Arkansas Supreme Court could proceed. Moody ...
LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas judge ruled that a law allowing child victims of sexual assault to testify while accompanied by a comfort dog is unconstitutional. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen determined Monday that state lawmakers exceeded authority by passing the Courthouse Dogs Child ...
An Arkansas law that allows child victims of sex crimes to testify with a dog sitting next to them for comfort is unconstitutional because it usurps the ability of the state's judges to run their courts, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen ruled on Monday. Arkansas legislators exceeded their authority when ...
The most visible attendee at the vigil was Pulaski County District Judge Wendell Griffen. Griffen brought a cot, had someone tie ... “I hope the state of Arkansas, and the government, and the court system learns from this: it don't take 22 years to get something done,” Phillips said. “Get it done right, and people ...
U.S. District Judge James Moody said Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen's claims against the court itself are barred by sovereign immunity, ... the Arkansas Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The law prevents a government from substantially burdening a person's exercise of religion unless it ...
Alexander's ruling only affects the farmers named in the filing. The Arkansas Supreme Court on Friday stayed an earlier ruling by a Pulaski County judge that exempted six other farmers from the dicamba ban. Rutledge's office asked the state Supreme Court last week to stay Pulaski County Circuit Judge ...
The Arkansas Department of Education on Wednesday posted letter grades for the state's more than 1,000 schools, awarding A's to 163 of the ... Public schools in Little Rock and Pulaski County have been a train wreck my entire life. ... Pine Bluff AR.........77% Black....crime rate of 689 ( 283 is US average ).
A Sheridan High School freshman was taken to the hospital on Wednesday after he was clipped by a car while headed to his aunt's house in order for her to drive him to school. Aside from minor scrapes and bruises, Jaden Dollarhide, 15, is in relatively good shape now considering he flew over a man's windshield after the ...

Representatives from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and other government agencies will be on hand to answer questions. ... The order applying the fee to landowners in the six-county district was signed into effect on April 21, 2017, by Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Tim Fox, and ...
Jim Hendren, R-Sulphur Springs, said the task force would "go in a different direction" and rely on government staff instead. The bureau paid PFM $156,375. Hendren told the task force Monday that Regional Economic Models Inc. provided the bureau with "some dynamic scoring" for the proposed Big River ...
The reason: in January, the Arkansas Supreme Court issued a decision that no one can sue the state under its constitution and the state can never be a defendant in its own courts. Because of that decision, there have been several Pulaski County judges who have already dismissed cases against the state.
Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge W. Michael Reif issued a ruling, made public on Friday, that said the revenue from a 1 percent sales and use tax for solid ... Payment of a per capita portion of the sales and use tax to Magnolia without an election would violate the Article 16, Section 11 of the Arkansas ...
A 7-month-old law that requires Arkansas voters to show a government-endorsed photo identification to ensure that their ballot is counted goes before a judge today for the first test of its legality. Longtime Pulaski County poll worker Barry Haas, represented by Little Rock attorney Jeff Priebe, has asked ...
Pulaski County is considering a housing program that would target the chronically homeless, many of whom are mentally and physically disabled, to ease ... According to the Central Arkansas Team Care for the Homeless, an organization of local groups, about 990 people were homeless in the greater Little ...
He sees it in the old U.S. Highway 79 Bridge, built back in 1931 in eastern Arkansas. Currently, it's on the way out because when its replacement was built just south of the structure, it came with the agreement to demolish and remove its predecessor. Now that the time is here, local government and historic preservationists ...
Pulaski County's trajectory is pointed toward economic flexibility, environmental sustainability and helping youths embroiled in the criminal justice system, County Judge Barry ... Compared with companies, nonprofits and other government groups, Pulaski County salaries lagged behind, the firm found.
Arkansas: Camden Fairview, Clarksville, Crossett, El Dorado, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Hamburg, Hot Springs, Lafayette County, Little Rock, Lonoke, McGehee, Palestine-Wheatley, Pulaski County, Sheridan, Star City, Stuttgart, West Memphis. California: Aspire. Kansas: Kansas City Missouri: Grandview C-4, ...
Arkansas' party primaries are May 22, and that's when many of the most interesting and competitive races will be, rather than in the November general election. What are the races to ... The 2nd District theoretically could be competitive in November because of the heavy Democratic vote in Pulaski County.
The Arkansas Highway Commission and the Arkansas Department of Transportation wanted the lawsuit dismissed so contractors can start right away ... representing the Highway Commission and Transportation Department, said sovereign immunity protects state government from lawsuits like this one ...
"We are grateful for Judge Hyde's decision and thank the county and its employees for their support of the airport as we work to make an increasing economic impact on Arkansas," he said in a statement. Pulaski County Attorney John Fogleman, who represented the assessor's office in the case, didn't ...
"We are grateful for Judge Hyde's decision and thank the county and its employees for their support of the airport as we work to make an increasing economic impact on Arkansas," he said in a statement. Pulaski County Attorney John Fogleman, who represented the assessor's office in the case, didn't ...
The law clarifies and expands charter schools' rights of access and first refusal to purchase or lease unused or partially used facilities owned by traditional school districts, including the Little Rock, North Little Rock and Pulaski County Special districts. The list comes at a time when Arkansas is scattered with ...
Filing for Arkansas political office ended today and the last day of filing produced only small surprises. ... versus Andrea Woods — and a three-way race in which Supreme Justice Courtney Goodson faces challengers in Appeals Court Judge Kenneth Hixson and David Sterling, a government lawyer.
The law clarifies and expands charter schools' rights of access and first refusal to purchase or lease unused or partially used facilities owned by traditional school districts, including the Little Rock, North Little Rock and Pulaski County Special districts. The list comes at a time when Arkansas is scattered with ...
Since hiring a new head for its eight-person criminal investigation division in August 2016, the Arkansas Insurance Department has spent over ... Deputy Commissioner Paul "Blue" Keller's previous law enforcement experience was two years as a deputy with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, and three ...
Fairfax stretched only 0.4 mile between Forrester Road, where East McCain had ended, and Arkansas 161. Fairfax crossed railroad tracks about midway. ... No city or Pulaski County government department, nor the North Little Rock History Commission, objected to the renaming. City Council member Linda ...
Barry Hyde, the county judge of Pulaski County, said Friday that he will rule within a week on whether the state's largest airport must pay more than ... The assessor's office said the unused buildings aren't exempt from taxation when they are vacant because while they are owned by a governmental agency, ...
Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffin issued a temporary restraining order against the state to block the licenses -- and it's all over complaints from ... The owner has filed a lawsuit against the state of Arkansas, citing a wide range of what he's calling outright violations in the application process.
Living in a dynamic area awash in transplants, invigorated Benton County Democrats might appreciate a brief primer on the history of Arkansas Democratic politics. ... He took the family for a drive in southern Pulaski County. I could see from the back ... My mom's position was the sounder governmental one.
Fans of the old White River bridge in Clarendon who sued to save the 87-year-old span from destruction have 90 days to find a way to save it, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza ruled Tuesday. In three months, Piazza said, he will dismiss their lawsuit if they can't work out a deal to keep the bridge ...
Asa Hutchinson has asked the Arkansas Supreme Court to expedite an appeal of a judge's order blocking the issuance of medical marijuana cultivation licenses. ... Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen halted the issuance of licenses to five marijuana cultivators after spurned operations called into ...
Arkansas Government: Partner in Economic Development ... Asa Hutchinson gives his "State of the State" speech to the Arkansas General Assembly. ... PULASKI COUNTY is the largest county in the state by population, with 382,748 at the time of the 2010 U.S. Census, with Little Rock serving as both the ...
A judge dismissed the city of Little Rock's lawsuit Tuesday against the Arkansas Ethics Commission and two men exploring a run for mayor, saying the ... Instead, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox ruled from the bench Tuesday that Sabin and Scott legally set up exploratory committees under state law, ...
Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza this month dismissed agribusiness Monsanto's lawsuit challenging the state Plant Board's decision to ban the use of dicamba from April 16 through Oct. 31. ... Andrew DeMillo has covered Arkansas government and politics for The Associated Press since 2005.
Fairfax stretched only 0.4 mile between Forrester Road, where East McCain had ended, and Arkansas 161. Fairfax crossed railroad tracks about midway. ... No city or Pulaski County government department, nor the North Little Rock History Commission, objected to the renaming. City Council member Linda ...
They're being held at the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility. Also arrested was Alphonso Lanfair, 35, who police cited with Obstructing Governmental Operations and discovered he had a Failure to Appear warrant from Conway as well as a Parole Hold. He's now being held in the Faulkner County ...
Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen concluded in November that Wagner illegally held the city job. Article 5 of the Arkansas Constitution restricts representatives and senators from holding other state government jobs while they are in office. The judge initially ruled Wagner's earnings from the city ...
Amanda Butler of Little Rock gets her flu shot from nurse coordinator Miranda Tucker at the Pulaski County unit of the state Health Department in Little ... NEW YORK -- The flu has further tightened its grip on the U.S., becoming as bad as the swine-flu epidemic nine years ago, according to a government ...
It's at best an outside shot for Democrats in the 2nd District of Central Arkansas. Pulaski County gives a Democrat a lead and a fighting chance if he can survive 75 percent rejection on the separate political planet a few miles down Interstate 30 in Saline County. Tucker announced Monday that he will join ...
Pulaski County Treasurer Debra Buckner has been polling fellow tax collectors around the state and the results of her poll are in: more than two dozen counties are owed back taxes by ... But the company currently owes back taxes to over two dozen Arkansas counties, including Lonoke county once again.
Kalon Ishmael Mayfield of Little Rock faces charges of disorderly conduct and obstruction of government operations, according to a report from the Pulaski County sheriff's office. Mayfield was asked to leave but refused, at which point deputies were called and arrested the 26-year-old around 8:25 p.m., ...


 

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