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Crawford to Name House Art Competition Winners at Reception
April 8, 2014
U.S. Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) will host a Town Hall Awards Reception Friday, April 18, naming the winners of the 2014 House Art Competition within Arkansas’ First Congressional District. The event, taking place at the Stan Jones Mallard Lodge in Lawrence County, begins at 5:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Congressman Crawford will serve as a contest judge and also announce this year’s winners. He said art submission have come from across the First District, including Marvell High S... More
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Crawford Honors Betty Clark Dickey, Arkansas' First Female Supreme Court Chief Justice
April 2, 2014
In a House Floor speech, U.S. Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) recently recognized former Lawrence County resident Betty Clark Dickey, who served as Arkansas' first female Supreme Court Chief Justice. Clark Dickey—born in Black Rock and raised in Walnut Ridge—received an appointment from former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in 2004 to occupy the vacant Chief Justice position on the Arkansas Supreme Court, making her the first woman to ever assume the role. During his speech, Congressman Crawfor... More
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Arkansas House Delegation Introduces ‘Common Sense in Species Protection Act’
March 28, 2014
The U.S. House delegation from Arkansas introduced legislation Thursday requiring the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to consider social and economic evaluations for affected private and public land owners before issuing a Critical Habitat Designation (CHD). The bill—known as the Common Sense in Species Protection Act, or H.R. 4319—has Rep. Rick Crawford (AR-1) as its sponsor, with Rep. Tim Griffin (AR-2), Rep. Steve Womack (AR-3), and Rep. Tom Cotton (AR-4) serving as cosponsors. Crawford ... More
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Crawford Introduces Bill Protecting Farmers’ Private Information
March 7, 2014
U.S. Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-1) introduced a bill entitled the “Farmer Identity Protection Act” Thursday prohibiting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from releasing agricultural producers’ private information into the public domain. The legislation—co-sponsored by Representatives Jim Costa (D-Calif.), Lee Terry (R-Neb.), and Mike McIntrye (D-N.C.)—comes in response to EPA’s 2013 release of agricultural producers’ private information to environmental groups filing Freedom of Inform... More

Utility Companies Shine during Winter Storm
March 7, 2014
On March 2, a winter storm blew into our area; the likes of which some people said they’ve never seen. For starters, the calendar has inched ever-closer to spring; a time we reserve for outdoor sports and recreation, short-sleeve shirts, and farming operations. This year proved much differently. Drifts of ice, sleet, and snow formed several feet high in some places as temperatures plummeted into the teens. Roads, driveways, and sidewalks—completely clear just hours before—saw ice form sheets sev... More
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