Wednesday morning around Arkansas

U.S. Rep. Mike Ross says that he voted against the landmark health care reform approved by the House on Sunday because his constituents felt it was too big, too costly, and had the potential for too many unintended consequences.

More than two dozen Republican legislators are asking Attorney General Dustin McDaniel to issue a legal opinion on the constitutionality of the federal health reform law

Timothy Ballard, a high school principal and basketball coach at Abundant Life School in Sherwood, pleaded not guilty to a charge that he had an inappropriate relationship with a female student. Police say other females have come forward with similar allegations.

Average gas prices have seen a slow but steady rise from a low this year of $2.47 a gallon on Feb. 5 to a high of $2.69 for regular unleaded this week.

Arkansas Times Blog reports Little Rock School District is considering a lawsuit against the state for allowing charter schools to interfere with desegregation requirements.

Green County school officials are fighting a local newspaper’s request for public documents concerning why several high school football coaches were given a five-day suspension with pay after an out-of-town game last season.

City officials are finalizing a contract with a production company to tape a reality TV program that would feature Fort Smith police officers at work on the streets and would air on A&E.

The state fairgrounds are a step closer to getting a new home. Fair officials say they have their eyes on three pieces of property in Jacksonville.

Police in Texarkana seized more than $50,000 and arrested seven people after raiding six illegal arcades.

A Morrilton Police Department officer has resigned amid allegations that he used inappropriate force while booking an arrestee into jail.


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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