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2 hrs ago | ABC News

Court Ends Part of Arkansas Desegregation Lawsuit

A federal judge Thursday ended a large part of an Arkansas desegregation case rooted in the Little Rock Central High School crisis of 1957 but a lawyer for black schoolchildren said inequalities remain in the state's largest district.

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Related Topix: Little Rock, AR, Pulaski County, AR, Education Etc.

6 hrs ago | Washington Times

Romney casts Arkansas race as way to fight Obama

Mitt Romney cast Arkansas' Senate race as a way to fight the agenda of the president who defeated him two years ago, as he campaigned Thursday on behalf of Congressman Tom Cotton's bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Democrat, Immigration Reform, Arkansas Government, Mitt Romney

8 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

A $1 million Powerball winner in Bella Vista

MILLIONAIRE: David Dahlqvist and Arkansas Lottery Director Bishop Woosley with seven-figure check.

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Related Topix: Lottery

12 hrs ago | FOX16

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Closing 3 Regional Claim Centers

The Arkansas Lottery Commission voted today to close its three regional claim centers in Springdale, Jonesboro and Camden, a savings measure expected to free as much as $381,000 to fund additional scholarships for Arkansas students.

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Related Topix: Springdale, AR

14 hrs ago | Arkansas Online

County officials hear federal theme

Counties across the country -- including in Arkansas -- face several national issues at a local level, such as the Endangered Species Act and the uncertain future of Highway Trust Fund money, the National Association of Counties' president-elect told Association of Arkansas Counties conference attendees Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

18 hrs ago | The Courier

Arkansas to survey bears in 2 zones

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is planning to survey bears in two zones that cover much of southern Arkansas.

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Related Topix: Little River County, AR

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Arkansas Times

Alarms sound about talk of merging state employee and teacher insurance plans

I was contacted today by a teacher who's been involved in work on the disparity in health insurance coverage between state employees and public school employees .

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Arkansas Government

The City Wire

Opposition noted to effort to abolish Arkansas Lt. Governor's office

A majority of legislators from Northwest Arkansas and Fort Smith who responded The City Wire's question about the future of the Lt.

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Related Topix: Arkansas Government, Janet Napolitano, US Governors, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat

The City Wire

Northwest Arkansas hospitality tax revenue sets quarterly record

More visitor traffic in Northwest Arkansas' four largest cities helped push hospitality tax collections up 7% in the second quarter, compared to year-ago period.

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Related Topix: Bentonville, AR, Fayetteville, AR, University of Arkansas

ThinkProgress

As Republicans Stop Talking About Obamacare, One Vulnerable Democrat Is Touting Its Success

Sen. Mark Pryor released an ad touting provisions of the Affordable Care Act on Monday just as Republicans in competitive congressional races are spending less on political spots attacking the law.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Liberal Political News

The City Wire

Manufacturing base lifts Arkansas GDP in fourth quarter of 2013

Arkansas' blue collar manufacturing base was once again the main workhorse in the state's 3% economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to new state Gross Domestic Product statistics released Wednesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Recreational Vehicle, El Dorado/Honorbuilt

Benton Courier

County's armyworm population unusually large

Billy Grace, who works on a farm near the Saline and Grant countyline, said he has spent about $1,000 lately just on poison to kill armyworms.

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NWAonline

Walton group to shower cash on Delta, NW arts

Rob Brothers of the Walton Family Foundation said Tuesday that the focus in the Delta will be on education, with towns as "laboratories" for how grants can make a difference.

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NWAonline

Northeast Arkansas Votes Crucial, Hutchinson Says

Northeast Arkansas is the crucial region in the governor's race, GOP nominee Asa Hutchinson told a Republican crowd in Northwest Arkansas.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tim Griffin, Mike Ross, Democrat, Benton County, AR, 2012 Presidential Election

Tue Aug 19, 2014

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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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

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

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

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

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

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