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30 min ago | The City Wire

Utility official says rules may threaten Arkansas' ranking for low energy costs

A recent study by the website Wallet Hub lists Arkansas as among the nation's most inexpensive states when it comes to energy consumption, but an official with a local electric cooperative said that could change if proposed federal environmental policies are fully enacted.

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

1 hr ago | FOX16

Roofs, Trees, Power Lines Damaged in Northwest Arkansas Storms

Storm damage cleanup is under way in at least four counties after high winds roll through this corner of the state.

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Related Topix: Weather, Pea Ridge, AR, Highfill, AR

2 hrs ago | KSLA-TV Shreveport

US gives Arkansas $1 million for winter cleanup

The U.S. Department of Labor is giving Arkansas $1 million to help continue cleanup operations following a December winter storm.

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3 hrs ago | FOX16

El Dorado Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Child Pornography

An El Dorado man is behind bars after police found 647 images and 69 videos of child pornography on two computers in his home.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

5 hrs ago | Bradenton.com

Central Arkansas picked fourth in preseason polls

The Bears, under new head coach Steve Campbell, had 72 votes in the Sports Information Directors' poll and 70 in the head coaches' poll.

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Related Topix: University of Central Arkansas

9 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

Minimum wage drive needs some 15,000 signatures

I'm expecting a news release shortly on the precise number, but it appears the drive to put a minimum wage increase on the November ballot is roughly 15,000 signatures short of the 61,503 signatures of registered voters necessary to qualify the initiated act for the ballot.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Conway County, AR

13 hrs ago | KSLA-TV Shreveport

Police: Arkansas man kidnapped, bound 2 girls

The Lincoln Police Department charged 22-year-old Damian Kelley with kidnapping, second-degree battery and third-degree battery on Tuesday.

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15 hrs ago | Arkansas Online

Insurance ruling won't cut off state, officials say

Tens of thousands of Arkansans will continue to receive federal tax credits to help pay their health insurance premiums despite a federal appeals court ruling Tuesday that found that only policies purchased on state-run exchanges qualify for the subsidies, state and federal officials said.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The City Wire

Arkansas' political week focuses on health care rulings, alcohol sales

Some Republican candidates in Arkansas are jumping on the opportunity to comment on Tuesday's rulings by two federal appeals courts that affect the nation's healthcare law.

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

The City Wire

Optimism falls in national poll, up with informal quiz of Arkansans

Regional business and civic leaders who responded to an informal survey by The City Wire do not share the pessimism exhibited in a recent Rasmussen Poll in which only 29% said America's best days like ahead.

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Related Topix: Bella Vista, AR, Fort Smith, AR

Arkansas Times

D.C. appeals court deals blow to Affordable Care Act

UPDATE: Here's two separate judicial decisions. One is judicial activism, but conservatives will love it.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Arkansas Government

Politico

Syria's guns heard in Arkansas race

Incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor is no boat-rocker when it comes to foreign policy.

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

Arkansas Times

Mara Leveritt wins 2014 Porter Fund Literary Prize

The Porter Fund , founded by Little Rock novelists Jack Butler and Phillip McMath in 1984, has announced writer and Arkansas Times contributing editor Mara Leveritt as the recipient of the 2014 Porter Fund Literary Prize.

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

NJ.com

Chris Christie adds Arkansas to travel list next month

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stopped at a diner in Greenwich Conn. while stumping for Connecticut Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tom Foley and was stopped by a woman who compared his kiss to one she received from former President George W. Bush, the man who appointed Christie U.S. Attorney for New Jersey.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mike Ross, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Chris Christie, US Governors, George Bush, W.

WPTV Local News

Tea party candidate targets Lamar Alexander

"I haven't seen you in a hundred years!" he says, pumping the hand of a grey-haired man in a navy suit.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican, Eric Cantor, US House of Representatives, Thad Cochran, Arkansas Government, Mike Huckabee, Immigration Reform

The Washington Post

Arkansas Weighs Plan To Make Some Medicaid Enrollees Fund Savings Accounts

If all goes according to plan, next year many Arkansas Medicaid beneficiaries will be required to make monthly contributions to so-called Health Independence Accounts.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Arkansas Government, Health Insurance, US Politics, US News

FOX16

Urgent Need for Blood from the Red Cross

The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.

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Related Topix: Hope, AR, Arkansas County, AR, Clark County, AR, Cleburne County, AR, Arkadelphia, AR

Mon Jul 21, 2014

FOX16

Arkansas Kids Benefit from Investments in Health Coverage, Education

Arkansas made gains in health coverage and education over the last year, but the child poverty rate went up to 29 percent.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Fayetteville Flyer

Daily Flyer: Monday, July 21, 2014

Road work will close Maple Street during the day from Garland to Leverett avenues through the end of the month.

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Related Topix: Cat Stevens, Pop/Rock

Bellingham Herald

Arkansas Red Cross deploys 2 disaster responders

It will be the agency's second time within a few months that it will be providing disaster support to the state of Washington.

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Related Topix: Arkansas Government

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