After the oil spill in Mayflower, many local officials have expressed skepticism about pipeline testing and oversight. Wednesday a former head of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials and Safety Administration spoke about the issue at the Clinton School of Public Service and took pointed questions about the matter. KUAR’s Jacob Kauffman reports.
Democratic state Sen. Paul Bookout is stepping down from his Senate seat after a state ethics panel said he spent thousands of dollars from his campaign on personal items such as women's clothing and home theater equipment.
Bookout announced Tuesday he was resigning immediately from the state Senate seat that he has held since 2006. Bookout served as president of the state Senate in the 2011 and 2012 legislative sessions.
A family in Rogers will be reunited with their lost dog Tuesday night, after spending two months apart. The eight year old Pomeranian, Koda, is arriving in Arkansas from San Diego, California.
The dog was brought to the Department of Animal Service’s attention and scanned for identification. His microchip identified him as an Arkansas native and a San Diego-based non profit offered to pay for his trip home.
Daniel DeSoussa, County of San Diego Animal Services Deputy Director says preparing for situations like these are important.
A Democratic state senator who was fined and reprimanded by an Arkansas ethics panel says he doesn't have any updates about his intentions at the Legislature.
Sen. Paul Bookout of Jonesboro said in an email to The Associated Press on Tuesday that he resigned from his position with St. Bernards Healthcare on Monday because he felt it was best for both him and the hospital.
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected a request to certify the popular name and ballot title of a proposed constitutional amendment that calls for repealing the prohibition of cannabis in Arkansas.
McDaniel rejected the request from Lt. Col. Marjorie LeClair in an opinion on Monday because he said there were ambiguities in the text.
The proposed measure must be certified by McDaniel before LeClair could begin gathering signatures in an effort to qualify for a spot on the 2014 ballot.