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45 min ago | Log Cabin Democrat

More than 300 runners enter CASA Heroes for Hope fundraiser

All kids need a hero, but kids who have been abused need a super hero. That's the thinking behind the Heroes for Hope marathon fundraiser, held on Saturday at Simon Park and the roads of Conway.


Related Topix: Kids, Family

4 hrs ago | SFGate

Hill criticized in GOP debate over donation

Tommy Moll participates in a debate between Republican hopefuls seeking their party's nomination in the race for Congress Arkansas' 4th District, in Little Rock, Ark., Saturday, April 19, 2014.


Related Topix: US News, Little Rock, AR, Science / Technology

9 hrs ago |

GOP gubernatorial candidates clash in debate

The two men seeking the GOP nomination in the May 20th primary clashed over several issues at the debate held by the Arkansas Federation of Young Republicans.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mike Ross, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Arkansas Government, US National Guard, US Military, Mike Beebe, US Governors

13 hrs ago | The City Wire

Major road construction to continue in Benton County

Anyone regularly traveling through Bella Vista in the morning or evening into Bentonville knows more access roads are needed to connect the town of nearly 30,000 residents to the rest of Northwest Arkansas.


Related Topix: Bentonville, AR, Benton County, AR, Bella Vista, AR, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Boozman, Hiwasse, AR

17 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

Good morning Arkansas. The blogger returns with more thoughts on...

What's the photo above have to do with Arkansas? Nothing, except as a Saturday morning taste of my just-completed cruise up the west coast of Africa, with a stop in Lisbon on the way to journey's end in London.


Related Topix: Blog News

21 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

Clinton Sought GOP Support for Health Plan

President Bill Clinton's advisers estimated early in his term that passing a health care overhaul would require a delicate balance of Democratic and Republican support, according to documents released Friday that show parallels between the Clinton era and the current White House under President Barack Obama.


Related Topix: US News, Bill Clinton, History in the News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Healthcare Law, Law, Hillary Clinton

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Arkansas Times

New LOUPE tonight: LeeNora Parlor, Jerry Phillips, Becky Witsell

AETN's "LOUPE" arts initiative, which includes an aggregating arts website that features profiles on artists, an arts calendar and links to galleries and resources for artists, will air its second series of artist profiles, films on Arkansas folk artist LeeNora Parlor, graphite artist Jerry Phillips and historic restoration artist Becky Witsell - ... (more)


The Courier

Group marking 150th anniversary of Arkansas battle

A southern Arkansas group is marking the 150th anniversary of a local Civil War battle with a re-enactment of the Confederate victory, educational programs and what some historians see as a shifting approach to remembering the war that divided a nation.


Related Topix: Camden, AR, Ouachita County, AR

The City Wire

Arkansas' jobless rate below 7% for first time in more than five years

Arkansas' March jobless rate of 6.9% ends 61 consecutive months that the rate was at or above 7%, and the drop was helped by significant year-over-year job gains in the state's tourism industry, the retail sector and the education and health services sector.


Related Topix: Arkansas Government

Arkansas Times

Per-person costs for private option rising, but Arkansas taxpayers...

The D-G reports this morning that the per-person cost of the private option for the month of April thus far is $496, which is about $18 above the monthly per-person spending cap set by the feds.


Related Topix: Arkansas Government, Medicaid, Health


Challenge to Arkansas Gay Marriage Ban Heard

Advocates of ending Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage took their case before a Pulaski County Circuit Court judge Thursday, who said at the end of the hearing that he expected to issue a ruling within two weeks.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

The City Wire

Interstate 540 moniker in western Arkansas to change to I-49

Drivers making their way from Alma to Benton County are going to have to get used to hopping on Interstate 49 starting next week.


Related Topix: Alma, AR, Benton County, AR, Van Buren, AR, Fayetteville, AR


Vandy's dandy up first

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Arkansas Online

UCA outlasts McNeese State

Sophomore first baseman Matt Anderson hit a one-out shot to the right-field corner in the 10th inning to score catcher Charles Deckard from first base and give Central Arkansas a 6-5 victory over league-leading McNeese State on Thursday night at Bear Stadium in Conway.


Thu Apr 17, 2014


Pulaski County Judge To Rule On Gay Marriage Lawsuit

The law challenging Arkansas' ban on same sex marriage was heard in court Thursday.


WDBZ-AM Cincinnati

NewsOne Minute: Man Pulls Gun On Clerk Over Soda Tax

Nahshon Shelton pulled a gun on a store clerk Saturday because he did not want to pay a 22-cent soda tax on a two-liter of Pepsi he was purchasing.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Jazz, Jimmy Smith, Mike Beebe, US Governors

Medical Daily

Arkansas Gynecologist, Dr. Paul Becton, Took Nude Photos Of Patients...

Dr. Paul Becton, 68-year-old Arkansas gynecologist for 30 years, violated women's privacy in practice by taking nude photos of patients' "pubic region and buttocks."


Arkansas Times

Charlie Fuqua returns, warns of Arkansas Republicans getting slimed

'TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT': That's what former state legislator Charles Fuqua claims the Arkansas Times did in reporting on his writings.


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Eric "Rick" Crawford, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Rick Crawford, Representative Tim Griffin

Arkansas Times

Diamond watch: Arkansas man finds six-carat diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park

I've mentioned that my better half is scouring the news for diamond finds. Here's the latest: David Anderson, who moved to the Murfreesboro to hunt for gems at Crater of Diamonds State Park , found a 6.19-carat white diamond at the park.


Related Topix: Murfreesboro, AR, Huckabee, Entertainment, Television, Prison, Federal Prisons

The Baxter Bulletin

$2B program to improve Arkansas highways kicks off

State transportation officials marked the start of a nearly $2 billion construction program to improve and widen roadways in a ceremony Wednesday in Little Rock.


Related Topix: Bella Vista, AR, Hiwasse, AR, Bentonville, AR


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