July 9th, 2014
WASHINGTON â€” President Barack Obama appealed to Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to deal with the immigration crisis on the nation's southern border, where unaccompanied children have been showing up by the thousands in a human drama that's causing a political storm in Washington and beyond.
LITTLE ROCK â€” Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor's campaign said Tuesday it's removing portions of online videos that were shot on property destroyed in a deadly Arkansas tornado after its owner said he was misled about the footage's use.
Doug Boydston complained about the video featuring footage shot on the Mayflower RV property that was destroyed by a deadly tornado in April, saying he wasn't told it would be used as a political attack against Republican challenger and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton. Pryor's campaign denied that it misled Boydston.
EL DORADO â€” Construction is set to begin next month on Murphy Oil Corp.'s new headquarters in El Dorado.
Several former law offices and an abandoned house will be demolished to make room for the 860,000-square-foot headquarters. A company spokeswoman says construction is expected to be complete in September 2015.
The El Dorado News-Times reports the facility will include a two-story building with a lobby and general meeting rooms. That building will be connected to a five-story structure that will hold the company's offices.