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    Arkansas opens filing period for 2014 election

    7:15 PM, Feb 24, 2014

    The 2014 election season has officially begun with the kickoff of the filing period for state and federal offices in Arkansas.

    Beebe: Optimistic Arkansas Medicaid bill will pass

    5:16 PM, Feb 24, 2014

    Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says he remains hopeful the state's compromise Medicaid expansion will continue despite a stalemate in the Legislature over its future but warned dropping the program could lead to "severe and draconian" budget cuts.

    Arkansas Lt. Governor staff to resign in June

    4:54 PM, Feb 24, 2014

    Arkansas Senate President Michael Lamoureux says the four staff members in the lieutenant governor's office will resign in June after the position was left vacant following the resignation of former Lt. Gov. Mark Darr.

    Tom Cotton makes bid official for US Senate

    2:53 PM, Feb 24, 2014

    Republican congressman Tom Cotton has officially entered the race for a U.S. Senate seat in Arkansas.

    Former FEMA director files for Arkansas' 4th district

    2:42 PM, Feb 24, 2014

    Former Federal Emergency Management Agency Director James Lee Witt has made his bid official for a south Arkansas congressional seat.

    Election fraud charge against Forrest City councilor dropped

    2:38 PM, Feb 24, 2014

    Election fraud charges against a City Council member in Forrest City have been dropped.

    Hutchinson files paperwork to run for Ark. gov.

    2:33 PM, Feb 24, 2014

    Former Congressman Asa Hutchinson has formally entered the race for the gubernatorial nomination for Arkansas governor.

    Coleman files for GOP race for Arkansas governor

    1:19 PM, Feb 24, 2014

    Little Rock businessman Curtis Coleman has made his bid official for the Republican gubernatorial nomination.

    NLR ex-mayor, state rep file for 2nd District seat

    1:18 PM, Feb 24, 2014

    Former North Little Rock Mayor Pat Hays and state Rep. Ann Clemmer have officially entered the race for Arkansas' 2nd Congressional District.

    Griffin, Mayberry file for lt. governor's race

    1:17 PM, Feb 24, 2014

    Two of the Republicans running for Arkansas lieutenant governor have made their bids official for the state's No. 2 office.

    George W. Bush encourages civilians to hire veterans

    3:29 PM, Feb 23, 2014

    Former President George W. Bush has taken on the high unemployment rate of veterans this week, announcing a study at Syracuse University of how best to reintegrate service members into civilian society and asking that post-traumatic stress be classified as an "injury" not a "disorder."

    Libertarian Party holds annual state convention

    10:43 PM, Feb 22, 2014

    The Arkansas Libertarian Party held its convention this weekend. On Saturday, members decided on their nominees for various political positions.

    Arkansas mayor officially resigns

    10:17 PM, Feb 22, 2014

    The mayor of Gould has officially resigned.

    Pryor formally endorses minimum wage hike in Arkansas

    9:41 PM, Feb 22, 2014

    U.S. Mark Pryor is formally endorsing a proposal to raise the minimum wage in Arkansas.

    Obama: Americans deserve a vote on minimum wage

    3:26 PM, Feb 22, 2014

    President Barack Obama says hardworking Americans deserve a vote in Congress on a minimum raise hike.