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3 hrs ago | Arkansas Online

Cities to answer state's want ad for new prison

LITTLE ROCK - Cities and counties throughout Arkansas are deciding whether to get in the running for a proposed $100 million prison - which comes with a maximum-security rating and some of the state's most difficult inmates, but hundreds of new jobs.

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Related Topix: Prison

7 hrs ago | Log Cabin Democrat

Our Clubs Aug. 3

Chapter 34 Arkansas Colonial Dames of America recently met in Little Rock Nancy Holder, Lisa Winkleman, Nell White, Barbara Battles Rhodes, Jackie Downs, Frances Jernigan, Diane Downs Newton, Jerri Townsend, Betty Korbus, Marjo Dill, Frankie Oschner Jean Hirsch, Virginia Frost, Betty Harp, Mary Reid Warner, Jean Pollard, and Dorothy Wilks.

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Related Topix: Little Rock, AR, World News, Essex County, England, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England

12 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

City or tropics? Obama ponders where to put presidential library

A group of longtime friends and supporters, including his former campaign manager and fundraiser, is in the midst of planning a multimillion-dollar presidential library that will house enough unclassified documents to fill four 18-wheelers and enough artifacts to fill a swimming pool.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, New York, University of Arkansas, Arkansas Government, Illinois, Illinois Government

13 hrs ago | ArkansasBusiness.com

NERA Study: EPA Regs Would Cost Arkansas Jobs, Millions in Compliance

A new study conducted by NERA Economic Consulting , and commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers , says new ozone regulations would cost Arkansas thousands of jobs per year and hundreds of millions of dollars in compliance costs.

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Related Topix: Arkansas Government, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

17 hrs ago | NWAonline

Region Has Forest Of Arkansas Champion Trees

Julius and Irene Russell can take their lawn chairs and sit in the shade of their champion slippery elm tree.

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Related Topix: Bentonville, AR

21 hrs ago | NWAonline

Jeep runs off road, killing teen driver

A Louisiana teenager was killed and an Arkansas woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash early Tuesday in Clark County, state police reported.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Arkansas Times

2014 Editor's picks

AWAITED ALBUMS On Tuesday, Fast Weapons Records released Bonnie Montgomery's self-titled full-length album debut.

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Related Topix: Little Rock, AR, North Little Rock, AR, Roy Orbison, Pop/Rock, Rock-N-Roll, More

The City Wire

Hutchinson tops Ross in recent Arkansas gubernatorial poll

A new Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix College survey of 1,780 likely state voters shows Republican Asa Hutchinson with a 46-41% lead over Democrat Mike Ross in the Arkansas Governor's race.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mike Ross, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Arkansas Government, Hendrix College, African-American

The City Wire

Northwest Arkansas homebuilding pace tapers in June

The local homebuilding pace appears to be stabilizing among the majority of the large cities in the two-county area.

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Related Topix: Rogers, AR, Bentonville, AR, Home Building, Home, Fayetteville, AR

The Courier

Arkansas asks judge to keep marriage ban in place

Arkansas officials asked a federal judge Wednesday to keep the state's marriage ban in place, arguing the prohibition is constitutional and serves a legitimate purpose.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Pulaski County, AR

Log Cabin Democrat

Visions and Balanchine highlight Ballet Arkansas's 2014-15 season

"We are so excited for this season to begin," said Karen Bassett, Executive Director of Ballet Arkansas since May of this year.

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Related Topix: Arts, Ballet, Theater, Brigham Young University, Maumelle, AR

The City Wire

Northwest Arkansas employed, labor market size down in June

The Northwest Arkansas jobless rate in June was the lowest metro rate in Arkansas, but declines continued in the size of the regional labor force and the number of employed.

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Related Topix: West Memphis, AR

5NEWSonline.com

Arkansas Supreme Court Takes Up Same-Sex Marriage Suit

LITTLE ROCK The Arkansas Supreme Court has taken up the same-sex marriage lawsuit, according to affiliate station KTHV.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Arkansas lands $90M wood pellet manufacturing site

The project is expected to employ 52 people. Houston-based Zilkha Biomass Energy LLC says the facility in Monticello will manufacture its Zilkha Black Pellet, the first commercially available advanced pellet in the biomass industry.

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Related Topix: Mike Beebe, US Governors

KSLA-TV Shreveport

Flash flood watch issued for western Arkansas

A flash flood watch goes into effect in western Arkansas on Wednesday afternoon as storms bringing heavy rainfall head toward the state.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood

Arkansas Times

The Kraft Mac & Cheese Food Hack

Last year, some of the more talented Arkansas foodies took to tweaking a childhood favorite food, the humble Totino's pizza.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Pizza, Beef, Meat

Fayetteville Flyer

Fayetteville Roots Festival moves main stage to the Town Center

Ongoing repairs to the roof of the Walton Arts Center will not be complete in time for the Fayetteville Roots Festival this year, but as they say in show business, the show must go on.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Item

Poll: Christie leads pack of potential Republican presidential contenders

Governor Christie jumped to the top of the list of potential Republican presidential primary contenders in a nationwide poll released this week.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Senator Rand Paul, Chris Christie, US Governors, Arkansas Government, Mike Huckabee, Senator Ted Cruz

The City Wire

New Senate poll shows Cotton maintaining narrow lead over Pryor

A new Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix College survey of 1,780 likely Arkansas voters shows U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle, with a 44-42% lead over two-term incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor.

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

NWAonline

Police: Oklahoma murder suspect could be in Northwest Arkansas

Police are looking for a man accused of murder in Oklahoma, and believe he could be in Northwest Arkansas, according to a news release from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Oklahoma Government

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