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Attorney General Griffin praises anti-human trafficking operation in Northeast Arkansas
Following a successful multi-agency operation targeting human trafficking in northeast Arkansas, Attorney General Tim Griffin issued the following statement: “Earlier this month, member agencies of the Arkansas Human Trafficking Council—including my office—conducted a human trafficking recovery operation in Jonesboro. This operation led to one suspected trafficker and 30 local victims being identified, with five women…
LEARNS, taxes, transparency split GOP candidates in some Arkansas legislative primaries
Tax cuts, school vouchers and the state Freedom of Information Act are all hot-button issues for several Arkansas Republicans vying for seats in the state Legislature, including several incumbents who are fighting to appear on the November ballot. Timmy Reid, candidate for Arkansas House District 27 (Courtesy of Reid campaign Facebook page) A few of the…
U.S. speaker fight influences Arkansas congressional race
Last year’s chaotic, unprecedented fight over who should be speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives precipitated a Republican primary race in Arkansas’ third congressional district.  The district includes Benton, Carroll, Washington, Madison and Crawford counties and a portion of Sebastian County. Arkansas’ 3rd Congressional District Backed by ultra-conservative supporters, Arkansas state Sen. Clint Penzo is…
On the road again in Arkansas
There’s nothing like being out of Washington, D.C. and on the ground in Natural State communities for a week or two. I’m grateful to have had time recently to do just that since the Senate calendar called for another in-state work period. This time is intended to allow senators to visit with constituents back home…
CWD found in Craighead County
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has confirmed that a hunter-harvested white-tailed deer taken in Craighead County tested positive for chronic wasting disease. The 2-year-old doe was harvested near Jonesboro during the Arkansas modern gun deer hunt. A CWD sample was collected by an AGFC employee at a biological checkstation that the hunter used for…

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