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[31 May 2013 | 2 Comments | 2,134 views]
Judge rejects Shoffner’s plea

According to media reports, U.S. District Judge Leon Holmes on Friday tossed out an agreement under which former Arkansas State Treasurer Martha “Pie Fan” Shoffner was to plead guilty to one count of extortion for allegedly accepting at least $36,000 in exchange for sending business to a broker’s company. It has been alleged that two $6,000 payments were sent to Shoffner disguised in pie boxes that even had pies in them (the desserts, perhaps, were bonuses).
Shoffner, seemingly, admitted to accepting money from the broker but denied that she deliberately sent …

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[16 Dec 2011 | One Comment | 3,293 views]
New program to assist at-risk students in northwest Arkansas high schools

A new Northwest Arkansas Career and College Coaches Program will start as a pilot project in Benton and Washington counties next year.
The program based at the University of Arkansas is modeled after Gov. Mike Beebe’s “Arkansas Works” program, a news release from the UA states.
The new program will place 15 career coaches in 17 Northwest Arkansas high schools. It is organized and funded through a partnership between the Walton Family Foundation, the University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professions, the Northwest Arkansas Council’s Educational Excellence Work Group and …

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[25 Apr 2011 | One Comment | 3,124 views]
Beebe declares state of emergency, more bad weather in store

As if Monday night wasn’t bad enough, the National Weather Service reports that more bad weather is on the way.
First, let’s review. Storms bringing buckets of rain, high winds and a tornado or two pounded central Arkansas on Monday night, while flooding was a problem in northwest Arkansas throughout Monday. How bad was the flooding in the northwest corner of the state? So bad that the University of Arkansas canceled classes around 3:30 p.m. and sent everyone home.
Meanwhile, Entergy reported that rotten whether had left about 50,000 people without electricity …

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[26 Mar 2011 | One Comment | 2,407 views]
Survey says 68 percent of Arkansans now have high speed Internet access

According to a survey released by Connect-Arkansas.org shows that 68 percent of Arkansans have access to high speed Internet at home or work and that 30 percent of us here in the Natural State use our cell phones or other mobile devices to access the Internet.
The survey findings are noteworthy in that only 42 percent of Arkansans had access to high speed Internet at home or work. Furthermore, a Federal Communications Committee (FCC) conducted last summer revealed that 67 percent of Americans had access to broadband Internet at home or …

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[3 Nov 2010 | 5 Comments | 3,664 views]
Big night for Arkansas Republicans

Arkansas entered the day as a state what was represented primarily by Democrats in Washington.
Now, Republicans dominate the state’s congressional delegation.
Here’s how it went down:
* In a hotly contested Senate race, Republican John Boozman defeated Democrat Blanche Lincoln. The final vote hasn’t been tallied yet, but that race was called in Boozman’s favor as soon as the polls closed.
Lincoln, the incumbent senator, angered Arkansas voters with her support of health care reform. The voters responded as expected, leaving Boozman as the first Republican senator from Arkansas since Tim Hutchinson embarrassed …

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[23 Jun 2010 | No Comment | 1,366 views]
Keet says he’s in to win

Gov. Mike Beebe, a Democrat, is supposed to be a shoe-in for governor according to what some political pundits here in Arkansas say.
Arkansas  News‘ John Brummet, in a June 19 column, described Keet as “the former state legislator and reasonably successful businessman who answered the Republicans’ kamikaze call to wage the noble battle against the uncommonly popular Beebe.”
In other words, Keet hasn’t much of a chance in the upcoming election. Keet said he’s seen that notion raised a time or two in the press and he doesn’t agree with it …