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3 hrs ago | 4029TV.com
A new study from the University of Arkansas shows more commercial building permits have been issued for the area than last year. And a new local favorite, Pedaler's Pub, is one of the newest businesses to open in the THRIVE entertainment and arts district soon to be buzzing in Bentonville.
3 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer
The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is set to open bids on 47 road and bridge projects totaling an estimated $303 million. Three of the projects are expected to account for nearly two-thirds of the total cost, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.
3 hrs ago | The Miami Herald
Arkansas asked the federal government Monday to allow changes to the state's compromise Medicaid expansion that would require some participants to contribute monthly to health savings accounts and would impose new limits on transportation for non-emergency services. The state Department of Human Services submitted its proposal to change the "private option" program, which uses federal Medicaid funds to purchase private insurance for low-income residents.
4 hrs ago | Arkansas Times
Arkansas today submitted proposed amendments to the private option for federal approval. In order to pursue the private option - the state's unique version of Medicaid expansion which uses Medicaid funds to purchased private health insurance for low-income Arkansans - the state first had to secure approval for what's known as an 1115 waiver, a waiver of federal Medicaid rules allowing the state to experiment with a new approach.
5 hrs ago | ArkansasBusiness.com
A county judge was wrong to find that Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage violated the state and federal constitutions, the attorney general's office argued Monday as it asked the state's highest court to uphold the prohibition.
6 hrs ago | Benton Courier
Saline County is currently under a firewood quarantine after a vote by the Arkansas State Plant Board on Sept. 11. Twenty-five other counties are included in the quarantine which hopes to slow the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer.
11 hrs ago | Log Cabin Democrat
Conway City Attorney Mike Murphy has been appointed by Gov. Mike Beebe to complete Mike Maggio's term as circuit court judge. The term ends on Dec. 31. The Arkansas Supreme Court ordered Maggio removed from office, with Chief Justice Jim Hannah writing that suspension with pay until the end of Maggio's term was an inappropriate sanction.
15 hrs ago | LA Observed
In recent years, I've annually checked Center Theatre Group's plans for the upcoming seasons at its three venues, looking for evidence that "L.A.'s Theatre Company" - as CTG bills itself - plans to produce scripts that are set in or near LA. Since my last report on this subject in the late LA Stage Times, I started writing for LA Observed.
Hundreds of disabled Arkansans and members of nationwide organization called ADAPT marched up Broadway to the capitol steps Sunday afternoon. Supporters argue the plan will increase federal funding that in return decreases state funding.
Two things are worth noting in the CNN/ORC survey released Friday vis-A -vis the 2016 presidential sweepstakes: Hillary Clinton, who is gearing up to head to the Hawkeye State as I write this , is leaps and bounds ahead of her fellow Democrats; and former Gov. Mike Huckabee is leading all of his presumed GOP rivals by double digits : According to a new CNN/ORC poll, 53% of all registered Democrats contacted in Iowa said they would support Hillary Clinton if the 2016 caucuses were held today. That number far outpaces the 15% that would opt for Vice President Joe Biden, 7% who would choose Sen. Elizabeth Warren and 5% who would pick Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Polling Presidential races more than two years before Election Day is, as I've noted several times in the past, usually not nearly as important as the media organizations that publicize the polls make them out to be. Nobody has actually entered the Presidential race on either side of the ticket, many of the potential candidates are people that, notwithstanding their constant appearances on cable news networks, are largely unknown to voters on the ground, and there's been virtually no real campaigning of any kind.
HOLD THAT LINE: Red Gate Liquor, which operates at the Pulaski-Saline County line, at the edge of a growing "dry" county, has put $10,000 into campaign to beat statewide alcohol sales. If you didn't understand the specifics, you might find irony in the fact that Arkansas liquor stores have contributed $1.2 million - so far - to an effort to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment to allow retail alcohol sales in all 75 counties.
The Fayetteville Boys and Girls Club's youth football program kicked off their season Saturday . This year, coordinators are promoting awareness and safety measures to prevent concussions by participating in the Heads-Up program.
Doctors in Arkansas are on the look out for patients that may be presenting symptoms of the Enterovirus D 86. According to the Arkansas Department of Health, they recently sent three samples to the CDC to test for Enterovirus D86.
"You worked hard all your life. You paid into Social Security. You counted on it being there - for you.
Arkansas' soybean farmers could be on their way to breaking the statewide yield record of 46 bushels an acre, the University of Arkansas' Jeremy Ross says. That's what USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service projected in the September Crop Production Report it released Thursday , and Dr. Ross, Extension soybean agronomist for Arkansas, isn't finding much room for argument.
A variety of data points suggest that while Republicans are riding a wave of anti-Obama opinion, the collapse of President Obama's foreign policy and international chaos are shifting the electorate toward pro-defense candidates who can reassure a nervous public. House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee conference in National Harbor, Md., on March 6. We have seen the data showing that the GOP now holds a double-digit lead over Democrats on national security, while the president's standing on national security has plunged to the low 30s.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 04:06 pm
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