Wednesday early dose

Governor Beebe says Arkansas will be allowed to use all of its share of the federal stimulus package as a one-time windfall and won’t have to create ongoing programs.

Governor Beebe will not back off his push to take another penny off the state sales tax on groceries.

The state revenue report says receipts, gross and net, were up in February over last year and forecast.

The decline in air travel has hit the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, which is losing its daily direct flight to Los Angeles.

61 House sponsors call on the Game and Fish Commisin  for development of “wildife recreation facilities” with gas royalties. There is also a bill o require new wildlife trails.

A resolution to pass the Equal Rights Amendment died in a Senate committee.

A legislative panel has approved a measure that requires employers to provide unpaid break time for mothers to pump breast milk for their infants.

Three counties in northeast Arkansas would be home to a rock ’n’ roll highway. The bill by Rep. J.R. Rogers of Walnut Ridge would designate a portion of U.S. 67 in Jackson, Lawrence and Randolph counties as “Rock ’n’ Roll Highway 67,” in honor of the much-traveled road taken by many rock stars in the 1950s.

The search for a new president at UCA is down to 24 finalists.

Pine Bluff firefighters battled a blaze that destroyed an historic two-story wood frame structure at Barraque and Elm streets. The building dated to 1851.

A Pine Bluff woman who allegedly pointed a gun at a delivery driver Saturday and tried to take a pizza will have to post a $5,000 bond to be released from the county detention center while prosecutors consider filing felony charges against her.

The Missouri Department of Transportation is completing the purchase of 250 acres of land affecting 30 parcels of right of way for the Bella Vista bypass project,

Yeah, I like the zoo

Question for Mike Blakely: would it be alright it I decided NOT to celebrate the snake?

But here is the part you will like

Coleman FREE Day

The Little Rock Zoo is proud to announce that all day on Saturday, March 7, admission to the Little Rock Zoo will be FREE to the public thanks to a special donation from Coleman Dairy. Bring the entire family out for this exciting kick-off to the spring season at the Zoo! The Zoo will be open from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, with the front gate closing at 4:00 PM.


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