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2 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

Poll shows Mitt Romney leads in Iowa. Does that matter?

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shakes hands with his former vice-presidential running mate, US Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, before Mr. Romney interviews Representative Ryan about Ryan's new book, "The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea," during an event at the Union League Club on Aug. 21, 2014, in Chicago.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government, Arkansas Government, Mike Huckabee

4 hrs ago | The City Wire

Arkansas stakeholders debate impact of proposed - Clean Power Plan'

Six stakeholder groups went back-and-forth Thursday for several hours on the economic impact of the Environmental Protection Agency's pending regulations to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants in Arkansas.


Related Topix: Arkansas Government, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, North Little Rock, AR

6 hrs ago | ABC News

VA Scandal Taking Center Role in 2014 Political Ads

Judging by candidates' ads, the hottest issue in House and Senate midterm elections this year is easily care for America's veterans.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Life, Veteran Affairs, Representative Bill Cassidy, Representative Bruce Braley

9 hrs ago | NWAonline

Uber comes to Northwest Arkansas

Uber, a company that uses smartphones to connect drivers with those seeking rides as an alternative to traditional taxis, is now available in Fayetteville, according to a post on the company's website.


13 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

Bonnie Montgomery, Deuce One, sfits, Rodney CoLe and the Jesse Kelly Band

This week's singles round-up is a day late since I've been out of town for a week reporting on rare mushrooms in Star City, but I promise it represents the very best of the new Arkansas music you missed in the last several days, with country songs and weed raps and doom metal that doesn't sound anything like doom metal.


Related Topix: North Little Rock, AR, Little Rock, AR

17 hrs ago | The City Wire

Legislators visit UAFS robotics lab, hear about classes for employers

Arkansas Department of Higher Education Director Shane Broadway and Rep. Terry Rice, R-Waldron, observe as UAFS student Dave Wilson demonstrates a robot that he has programmed.


Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Fort Smith, AR, University of Arkansas

21 hrs ago | The Courier

Grants intended to improve conditions in Delta

The Arkansas Community Foundation has awarded $60,000 in grants to six organizations that work to improve social and economic conditions for children and families in the Arkansas Delta region.


Wed Aug 27, 2014

Police Searching Security Cameras For Clues In Arson

The Fayetteville Police Department is still looking for a suspect who set multiple cars on fire near the University of Arkansas.


Related Topix: University of Arkansas

Daily Kos

Obamacare premiums will decrease 2 percent in Arkansas

Perhaps Rep. Tom Cotton would care to revise his statement about who Obamacare "drove up the cost of [a ] health insurance premiums."


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Arkansas Government, Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Liberal Political News

The City Wire

Jobless rate rises to 5.2% in Northwest Arkansas, workforce declines 3.5%

Northwest Arkansas' regional economy continues to be the state's most robust, but the size of the metro workforce declined 3.58% in July compared to July 2013, and the number of employed dipped 0.41% year-over-over.


KATV Little Rock

Christie campaigns for Arkansas Republican candidates

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is calling Arkansas the best opportunity for Republicans to pick up a governor's seat as he campaigns for Asa Hutchinson's gubernatorial bid.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Mike Ross, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Bobby Jindal, Republican, Arkansas Government, Chris Christie, US Governors, Mike Beebe


Dozens of Arrests in Central Arkansas Drug Sweep

The Central Arkansas Drug Task Force led the effort on Tuesday with assistance from eight other area law enforcement agencies.


Related Topix: Drugs, White County, AR, Higginson, AR, Searcy, AR, Kensett, AR


Monticello Residents: 'Take out Dead Man's Curve'

Fifty-two Monticello residents are calling on the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department to "take out" Dead Man's Curve.


Related Topix: Arkansas Government


Ebola Outbreak Becomes Issue in Arkansas Senate Race

An unexpected issue popped up in the Arkansas Senate race this week -- Ebola. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., released an ad titled "Emergency Response," highlighting the recent Ebola outbreak, saying his opponent Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., voted against funding for medical disaster aid.


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

KGNS-TV Laredo

Perry polling better after indictment

That number is up seven percent since May. When comparing possible Republican presidential contenders in the first-in-the-nation voting state, Perry ties for fourth with another Texan - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz - each with 10 percent.


Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Arkansas Government

Arkansas Online

Arkansas Weekend: Blues clues

Successful festivals tend to grow and expand, and the Hot Springs Blues Festival, marking its 18th year this weekend, is no exception, Jack W. Hill writes in Thursday's Arkansas Weekend section.


Arkansas Times

Marriage equality: Tradition doesn't justify discrimination, judge says

States attempting to defend discrimination against gay couples in marriage had a tough time in arguments yesterday before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago.


Related Topix: Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Gay/Lesbian, US Supreme Court, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Deseret News

Join the discussion: Is Common Core just misunderstood?

In this Oct. 1, 2013, file photo, Amy Lawson, a fifth-grade teacher at Silver Lake Elementary School in Middletown, Del., teaches an English language arts lesson.


Related Topix: Utah, US Politics, Mike Huckabee, US News, Arkansas Government, Utah Government

Tue Aug 26, 2014

KATV Little Rock

Arkansas GOP files complaint over Witt yard signs

Democratic congressional hopeful James Lee Witt's campaign says it's removing or properly labeling a batch of yard signs that didn't have the proper disclaimers on them after state Republicans complained about them to the Federal Election Commission.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Rick Scott

The City Wire

Jobs chief: Workforce quality an - emergency' in Arkansas

The state's economic development community concluded two days of workshops hearing from leaders who called for a workforce overhaul and potential changes to Amendment 82, the state's superproject amendment.


Related Topix: Arkansas Government, Jacksonville, AR, Mississippi County, AR


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