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Now that the dust has settled from the Nov. 8 elections, it’s time for Washington effectively govern.
LITTLE ROCK - Former state Sen. Stanley Russ of Conway died Thursday at the age of 86, about three weeks after being diagnosed with leukemia.
State Sen. Jason Rapert, R-Conway, said Thursday night in a post on Twitter, "Our community grieves this evening over the loss of Sen. Stanley Russ - one of the best men I ever knew. He was a man God only made one time."
The House Financial Services Committee will see a shuffling of deck chairs among the leadership of its subcommittees in the new Congress as it also welcomes 10 new Republican members.
Officials are mourning the loss of a former Arkansas legislator, Sen. Stanley Russ.
Republican Rep. French Hill said in a statement that he and his wife, Martha, were saddened to learn about the lawmaker’s passing. For two decades, Russ was a “friend and sound advisor,” Hill said.
WASHINGTON -- Members of the all-Republican Arkansas congressional delegation predict Capitol Hill will be a busy place this year, with the Senate reviewing President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet picks and with both chambers working to enact the new administration's agenda.
WASHINGTON -- A congressman from northeast Arkansas will reintroduce legislation to ease trade restrictions with Cuba, and says he's hopeful that barriers to agricultural sales will be addressed early in 2017.
But there's plenty of uncertainty after the Nov. 8 presidential election and the Nov. 25 death of Fidel Castro, the 90-year-old former Cuban president.
Let's hear it for a couple of other congressmen from Arkansas--French Hill of Little Rock and Bruce Westerman from Hot Springs, both of whom made the sensible, responsible and economical decision to stay where they are for now. "Of the 50 offices ... we had to choose from," says Congressman Westerman, "there wasn't any we would give this one up to take. It's in a good location.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - An Arkansan who fought in the Vietnam war had the surprise of a lifetime on Thursday.
LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Almost fifty years after joining the army, a Vietnam veteran finally receives his purple heart.
Bob Sangalli never thought he would receive awards for his service in Vietnam. But his family had other plans in store. "They pulled a surprise on me," explains Sangalli.