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3 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Arkansas details changes to Medicaid expansion

The Department of Human Services released its proposed changes to the state's "private option," which was created last year as an alternative to expanding Medicaid under the federal health law.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Arkansas Government, Medicaid, Health

3 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

Ghost of the Mariel boatlift - Bart Hester raises alarm about immigrants coming to Arkansas

I'm surprised it's taken this long for an extremist Republican to score political points on the humanitarian crisis on the Texas border, where immigration authorities are coping with a flood of children from Central America seeking refuge.

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Related Topix: Mike Beebe, US Governors

4 hrs ago | The Charlotte Observer

Sex, muscle cars and Mencken

Dannye Romine Powell has published three collections of poetry and a non-fiction book, "Parting the Curtains: Interviews with Southern Writers" .

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8 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

No special election for Johnny Key's Senate seat

I wrote confidently yesterday that there would be no special election to fill Sen. Johnny Key's seat after his departure today to take a $130,000-a-year lobbying job at the University of Arkansas System immediately rather than complete the five months left in his term.

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Related Topix: Mike Beebe, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Arkansas Government, University of Arkansas

12 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

Poll: Voters in Arkansas support medical marijuana

An automated poll Tuesday of 850 Arkansas voters found support for medical marijuana, but not for allowing people to grow their own.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Arkansas Government

16 hrs ago | Fayetteville Free Weekly

National Gay Rights Group Releases Statewide Survey

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- The Human Rights Campaign's Project One America released key findings from a recent survey providing information about the challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Arkansans, Monday July 28. In addition to the survey results, Project One America hired Kendra Johnson to be the Arkansas state director for the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Little Rock, AR, Transgender

Thu Jul 31, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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