The Arkansas Arts Center added 570 new members, roughly a 15 percent increase, to its roster as a result of its most recent exhibition, “Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: Treasures of Kenwood House, London,” according to the center's Chief Financial Officer Laine Harber.
The exhibit of impressionist painters, which included the first Rembrandt painting ever to be displayed in Arkansas, exceeded the center's membership expectations, Harber said. It wrapped up this past Sunday.
Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin says he's opposed to military action in Syria.
The two-term congressman from central Arkansas announced Tuesday he won't support action against Syria, which U.S. officials say killed more than 1,400 civilians in a chemical weapons attack last month.
Griffin, who had already said he was unlikely to support President Barack Obama's request, said a classified briefing he attended Monday had not changed his mind.
Arkansas will lose one of its iconic bank names after a bankruptcy auction concluded on Monday. Pine Bluff-based Simmons First National Corp. has won the bidding war for Little Rock-based Metropolitan National Bank, according to Talk Business Arkansas sources and confirmed by Simmons First.
Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Womack says he's voting against military action in Syria.
The two-term congressman from northwest Arkansas announced Monday that he's opposed to President Barack Obama's request to use military force against Syria, which U.S officials say killed more than 1,400 civilians with chemical weapons last month.
Womack had previously said he was leaning against the request. Womack on Monday said he had heard from constituents who don't support intervention, and said he didn't believe it was in the nation's interest.
Arkansas lawmakers say a short term fix is needed to address the spiraling cost in teacher health insurance before a hike in premiums takes effect in January.
Members of a legislative panel discussing the premium increase on Monday said they believe lawmakers may be need to return to the Capitol for a special session to provide additional funding to the insurance program.
A state board last month voted to increase insurance premiums for most teacher plans by about 50 percent beginning Jan. 1 to help close a $50 million gap in funding.