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1 hr ago | NWAonline

States talk Medicaid growth

Debbie Wilkinson , wife of Georgia state Sen. John Wilkinson, and Amy M. Bailey pack meals while volunteering with the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance on Sunday at the Statehouse Convention Center during the Southern Legislative Conference.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health

5 hrs ago | ArkansasBusiness.com

181 People Who Have Got the Power

Arkansas Business introduced "The Power List" in 2006, and after updating it annually for a few years, we decided to spread it out.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Arkansas Times

Democrats build campaign on minimum wage

John Lyon writes about a familiar topic - the Arkansas Democratic Party's hope to use a minimum wage increase as a key issue across the spectrum of candidates seeking office in November.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mike Ross, Democrat, Arkansas Government, Healthcare Law, Law

The Courier

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery scam

The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is warning Arkansans about scammers who are making false representations about individuals winning a lottery prize.

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Related Topix: Lottery, Arkansas Government

KSLA-TV Shreveport

Asian beetle found in southwestern Arkansas

An Asian beetle that's blamed for killing millions of ash trees in the United States has been found in southwestern Arkansas.

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NWAonline

4 Arkansas teens digest D.C. ways

Four Arkansas teens traveled to the nation's capital last week for a crash course in politics that included a day on Capitol Hill and a chance to meet President Barack Obama.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Republican, Representative Tom Cotton, Barack Obama

Arkansas Online

Arkansan on the road with Parton

HELLO DOLLY! Ashdown native Kent Wells, a Nashville musician and producer with his own production company there, has spent years working as a musician, arranger and producer with various artists.

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Related Topix: Dolly Parton, Country

Arkansas Online

Pick your historic day

Alert Reader, in this case a history professor here in Arkansas, noted a considerable gap--78 years--in my regularly revised July the Fourth column, which lists memorable dates in American history.

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Related Topix: Documentary Movies, Lincoln, Drama Movies, Biography Movies

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Log Cabin Democrat

Gospel group's first CD a hit

Members of Grace Justified hold rehearsal on a recent evening. The local gospel group released its first CD in May and is quickly gaining in popularity.

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Log Cabin Democrat

Brawner: Must the governor be a Farm Bureau member?

Do you know how to join Farm Bureau, and if you didn't, would that mean you couldn't be governor? I'm asking because, during a joint appearance Tuesday at a Farm Bureau meeting, Asa Hutchinson and Mike Ross were asked if they were members.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mike Ross, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Arkansas Government, Agriculture, Science, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas, Opinion

FOX16

I-40 Eastbound Reopens in Monroe County

The eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 have reopened following a five-hour shutdown earlier today.

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KATV Little Rock

Important changes in vaccination schedule for students

If you're gearing up for back to school time, make sure you know about some important changes before your kids go back into the classroom.

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Related Topix: Arkansas Government

Arkansas Online

Anti-Pryor ad had hidden backers

WASHINGTON -- A television ad sponsored by the advocacy arm of the National Federation of Independent Business featured a small-business owner in Arkansas frustrated at what he said were the higher bills he had seen since the Obama administration's health care plan went into effect -- and pointing blame at Sen. Mark Pryor, a Democrat considered ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Small Business, Personal Finance

St. Petersburg Times

Perspective: Standards constant, curriculums vary

Fanning the firestorm over Common Core State Standards is the fear that by adopting common standards, states are signing on to a national curriculum and thus undermining the decisions of local school boards and educators.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Log Cabin Democrat

Arkansas Counties receive Federal Disaster declarations

United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has made Secretarial disaster declarations for farmers and ranchers in 10 Arkansas counties that suffered losses due to flash flooding, excessive rain, high winds, hail, and dangerous lightning beginning on June 29, 2014, and continuing.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Tom Vilsack, Weather, Hailstorm, Natural Disasters, Mike Beebe, US Governors

Fayetteville Flyer

Weekend Flyer: July 25-27, 2014

Arkansas Support Network is hosting a benefit on Friday night at the Fayetteville Town Center , featuring a talk with former Arkansas basketball coach Nolan Richardson.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Weekend

Arkansas Times

The coming hepatitis C 'tsunami'

There's a deadly virus infecting an estimated 38,000 Arkansans that is spread largely through IV drug use and sexual contact, but also medical procedures such as blood transfusions.

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Related Topix: Liver Cancer, Health, Arkansas Government, Medicaid

Arkansas Times

Beebe, telecomm companies fight over broadband

You get the distinct impression that Gov. Mike Beebe is pushing to deliver legislation to allow public schools to hook into an existing state broadband network before he leaves office at the end of the year.

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Related Topix: Mike Beebe, US Governors

NWAonline

Goodness Grapeness

The 31st annual Altus Grape Festival is kicks off a weekend of revelry at 5 p.m. today, celebrating the long history of grape growers in Arkansas.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Food Festival

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Asbury Park Press

Christie places 6th in new Fla. poll of potential 2016 runners

Christie places 6th in new Fla. poll of potential 2016 runners Check out this story on app.com: http://on.app.com/1mK4Adv Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush got 21 percent of the Florida poll to come in first among GOP contenders.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Florida, Florida Government, Jeb Bush, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Rand Paul, Arkansas Government

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