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[17 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 2,674 views]
HARP extended to 2012

Last month, the national Mortgage Bankers Association was out lobbying for the extension of the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP).
The group got its wish. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced this week that HARP will be extended for one year to June 30, 2012. What is HARP? Simply put, it’s a program set up to allow people who are in danger of falling behind on their mortgages (and fretting over the potential of a foreclosure) to refinance. You can read up on HARP and its companion program — the …

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[3 Nov 2010 | 5 Comments | 3,716 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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[15 May 2010 | One Comment | 2,317 views]
Unique ideas in the land commissioner’s race

It’s worth mentioning that we don’t endorse candidates here at First Arkansas News.
Not yet, anyway.
Truth be told, it would be more like most of the people who write for this fine site to pick out candidates we don’t like and make fun of them.
So, why is there a picture of L.J. Bryant — a Democrat running for the Commissioner of State Lands office — here?
That’s actually pretty simple. For one thing, he got in touch with First Arkansas News and wanted to schedule an interview. We’ve only been around about …