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2 hrs ago | Arkansas Online

Energy-aid filings accepted in 12 counties

Families in 12 Arkansas counties that have received electricity disconnection notices are eligible to apply for Crisis Low-Income Home Energy Assistance starting Aug. 25, the Central Arkansas Development Council has announced.

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This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

GOP chairman says Arkansas key in US Senate fight

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus touted Arkansas' role Tuesday in the party's fight to take control of the U.S. Senate, as he kicked off a series of visits to the state by national GOP figures over the next week.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Arkansas Government, Reince Priebus

6 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

GOP chairman says Arkansas key in US Senate fight

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, far right, speaks with volunteer Ephrain Valdez, far left, at the Republican Party of Arkansas' Victory 365 center in Little Rock, Ark., Tuesday, Aug.19, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Arkansas Government, Reince Priebus

8 hrs ago | KATV Little Rock

Democrats hit Cotton again over children's hospital vote

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee launched a new ad Tuesday, hammering Republican Senate candidate Tom Cotton over a vote he made against a funding bill for children's hospitals.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Paul Ryan, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat

12 hrs ago | National Geographic

Coal-Dependent Arkansas Faces Stiff Emissions Target and a Running Clo

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas-At the end of 2012, at a time when many states were replacing their aging coal plants, Arkansas switched on a new $1.8-billion coal plant, one of two the state has fired up in the past five years.

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Related Topix: Arkansas Government, Little Rock, AR, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Alternative Energy, Energy

14 hrs ago | 5NEWSonline.com

Verizon Takes Top Performance Scores In Arkansas With Recent Tests

Verizon took top scores in Arkansas with recent performance tests done in the first half of 2014, according to a report by Rootmetrics.

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Related Topix: Arkansas Government

17 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Roundup of Arkansas editorials

Some of the smartest people in the state are admitting, without shame, that there's a good chance we'll never know for sure if the thousands in nursing home money sent to Mike Maggio's star-crossed court of appeals campaign had anything to do with the judge's now-famous reduction of the jury award in the Martha Bull case.

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Related Topix: Arkansas Government, Opinion

18 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Palatine Local Receives Fulbright Award

Monica Cason of Claremont McKenna College has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Poland for an English Teaching Assistantship, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.

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Related Topix: Claremont McKenna College, Poland, World News

22 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

Why Republicans Should Pray The Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage

One of the most widely discussed issues on the political right is the danger supposedly posed by judicial "activism," when judges are said to substitute their personal preferences for the clear intent of the law and the Constitution.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, Huckabee, Arkansas Government, Entertainment, Television, US Politics, Mike Huckabee, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Daily Record

Behind the News

Thanks to millions of dollars from anonymous groups, Arkansas' campaign for the U.S. Senate so far has produced much sound and fury but little substance.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Arkansas Government, Barack Obama

The City Wire

Arkansas worforce, employment numbers decline in July

Arkansas' July jobless rate of 6.2% is well below the 7.7% of July 2013, but the decline of more than 26,000 in the state's labor force and an employment decline of almost 6,000 in the year-over-year period indicates a struggling economy.

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Arkansas Times

Name that Arkansas artist

Ceramicist Barbara Satterfield, one of the Arkansas Times' "Visionaries" in 2013, has announced the creation of a touring, interactive sculpture exhibit that will be installed in public places in Helena, Heber Springs, Dardanelle and Warren before the final exhibition at the Cox Creative Center.

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Related Topix: Heber Springs, AR, Warren, AR, North Little Rock, AR, Little Rock, AR

Telegram

With Johnny Cash's notoriety, historians preserve Arkansas colony set up to fight poverty

Money and memorabilia from Johnny Cash's family and friends have helped historians restore a significant part of the Historic Dyess Colony, a government collective built to pull Depression-era families out of poverty.

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Related Topix: Dyess, AR, Arkansas State University, State University, AR, Kingsland, AR

Arkansas Online

Couples: Deny stay in Arkansas gay marriage case

LITTLE ROCK - Lawyers representing couples who are challenging Arkansas' gay-marriage ban are asking the state Supreme Court to deny the state's request to delay proceedings until the U.S. Supreme Court takes up a similar same-sex marriage case.

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ArkansasBusiness.com

Arkansas Unemployment Rate at 6.2 Percent in July

Arkansas' unemployment rate was 6.2 percent in July, down one-tenth of a percentage point from June, according to a report released Monday by the state Department of Workforce Services.

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Arkansas Online

Candidates buy ad time before campaign season

WASHINGTON -- Political candidates and interest groups have spent at least $13.56 million reserving time for nearly 25,886 television ads in the past three months of the campaign season, according to an Arkansas Democrat-Gazette review of thousands of advertising contracts filed with the Federal Communications Commission.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Sunherald.com

Reid Wilson: Arkansas deserves some applause - for its insurance coveraage

Most Americans disapprove of the Affordable Care Act and its mandate requiring adults to purchase health insurance.

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Related Topix: Arkansas Government, Health Insurance, Health, Medicaid

The City Wire

Wal-Mart wages rise $200 million to add more store employees

An area Wal-Mart is most hammered on by media and unions is the reduction in employees per store - especially when the retailer's customer ratings are mixed and sales are sluggish.

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FOX16

Arkansas Carry Walk This Weekend

Dozens of people walking down main street in Jonesboro this weekend to celebrate the second amendment and exercise their right to open or concealed carry weapons.

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Arkansas Times

Southern governors discuss efforts to contain health care costs

Most of the coverage of yesterday's Southern Governors Conference panel on health care reform was focused on coverage expansion and the Arkansas private option .

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Related Topix: Mike Beebe, Medicaid, Health

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