Arkansas Democrats’ dinner renamed to honor Bill Clinton

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 19:10

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Democratic Party on Wednesday renamed its annual fundraising dinner in honor of its favorite political son, former President Bill Clinton, nearly a year after dropping Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson’s names from the event over the late presidents’ slave ownership.

CPD launches ‘Wanted’ page

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:03

The Conway Police Department launched a “Wanted” Facebook page on Tuesday.

City approves Conway Corp rate increases, tables renaming Highway 25

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:49

Conway Corporation customers will see an increase in their electric rates in October after the Conway City Council approved the new rates during its meeting Tuesday.

Law enforcement officers carry torch for Special Olympics

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:28

Law enforcement officers did their part in honoring the Special Olympics by running and carrying the torch from the Conway Human Development Center to Centennial Bank in downtown Conway on Wednesday.

Man accused of setting fire to apartments to undergo mental evaluation

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:08

A Faulkner County judge ordered a man suspected of burning down an apartment building earlier this year undergo a mental evaluation.

Go & Do Briefs: 05/25/17

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:25

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Roundabout: 05/25/17

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:10

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McCollum’s Column: New CBC coach a proponent of love, sometimes the tough variety

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 14:44

Chris Wright, Central Baptist College’s new men’s basketball coach, says he has desired to become a college basketball coach since age 14.

Guest Column: Can a US exit from the TPP make America worse?

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 14:06

President Trump has recently signed an executive order withdrawing the U.S from negotiations of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal, calling his order “a great thing for the American worker.” Although this move by the President was not at all surprising, one of the main themes of his election campaign was to immediately end TPP talks, the remaining participants of TPP are left wondering whether they can save the deal without U.S involvement. Steve Ciobo, Australian Trade Minister, said that perhaps China could fill the vacuum left by U.S withdrawal. Sentiments expressed by Chinese diplomats suggest that the country is quite intrigued by the idea of increased global leadership. To quote the Director General of the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s international economics department, Zhang Jun, “if China is required to play that leadership role, then China will assume its responsibilities.” Consequently, I assert that the U.S TPP exit may weaken its position as a global leader, opening the door for China to step up and occupy the void.