Arkansas Wednesday morning

U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln reiterates her opposition to passing the health insurance reform bill using budget reconciliation.

The Green Party will begin March 20 gathering 10,000 signatures on petitions to certify the party for the ballot. It has 90 days to obtain the petitions. It has succeeded twice before. Once certified, the party will hold a nominating convention, probably the last weekend in June.

The Justice Department filed a motion in federal court to enjoin the admission of developmentally disabled children to the Conway Human Development Center amid accusations of “imminent and serious threats to the safety of the facility’s more than 500 residents.”

First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at UAPB’s commencement May 8.

The Public Employees Retirement System mailed notices to seven elected county or city officials it determined had improperly received retirement benefits without vacating their offices.

The Board of Education learned that the School of Excellence, an open-enrollment charter school in Humphrey, is going broke, its director abruptly resigned and a criminal investigation is under way.

Forecasters say a wetter-than-usual winter and a jet stream dipping deep into Tornado Alley could lead to an active spring for tornadoes.

Mayor Carl Redus Jr. terminated Pine Bluff Police Chief John Howell during a weekly  morning meeting at City Hall after what Howell referred to as an argument involving crime in the city.

The man accused of murdering Arkansas Tech University student Nona Dirksmeyer expects the state will try to prove that his mother told the State Police that he is a liar, and defense attorneys want that testimony excluded.

The home of the University of Arkansas’ flagship campus ranks among the best on Forbes magazine’s list of “Top College Sports Towns.”


About patlynch
I am a broadcaster in Arkansas, a former freelance writer and political columnist in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Writing Coach. Speaker. Director of the Christian Foundations for Ministry program, and presently enrolled in the Anglican School of Ministry Master of Ministry program.

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