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3 hrs ago |

NW Arkansas realtors selling more commercial building permits

A new study from the University of Arkansas shows more commercial building permits have been issued for the area than last year. And a new local favorite, Pedaler's Pub, is one of the newest businesses to open in the THRIVE entertainment and arts district soon to be buzzing in Bentonville.


Related Topix: University of Arkansas

3 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Arkansas officials to open bids on 47 projects

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is set to open bids on 47 road and bridge projects totaling an estimated $303 million. Three of the projects are expected to account for nearly two-thirds of the total cost, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.


Related Topix: North Little Rock, AR

3 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Arkansas requests changes to 'private option'

Arkansas asked the federal government Monday to allow changes to the state's compromise Medicaid expansion that would require some participants to contribute monthly to health savings accounts and would impose new limits on transportation for non-emergency services. The state Department of Human Services submitted its proposal to change the "private option" program, which uses federal Medicaid funds to purchase private insurance for low-income residents.


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

4 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

Arkansas submits amendments to private option for federal approval

Arkansas today submitted proposed amendments to the private option for federal approval. In order to pursue the private option - the state's unique version of Medicaid expansion which uses Medicaid funds to purchased private health insurance for low-income Arkansans - the state first had to secure approval for what's known as an 1115 waiver, a waiver of federal Medicaid rules allowing the state to experiment with a new approach.


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

5 hrs ago |

Arkansas Asks Court to Uphold Gay Marriage Ban

A county judge was wrong to find that Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage violated the state and federal constitutions, the attorney general's office argued Monday as it asked the state's highest court to uphold the prohibition.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US Supreme Court, US News

6 hrs ago | Benton Courier

Saline County under firewood quarantine for next 120 days

Saline County is currently under a firewood quarantine after a vote by the Arkansas State Plant Board on Sept. 11. Twenty-five other counties are included in the quarantine which hopes to slow the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer.


11 hrs ago | Log Cabin Democrat

Mike Murphy to finish Maggio's term

Conway City Attorney Mike Murphy has been appointed by Gov. Mike Beebe to complete Mike Maggio's term as circuit court judge. The term ends on Dec. 31. The Arkansas Supreme Court ordered Maggio removed from office, with Chief Justice Jim Hannah writing that suspension with pay until the end of Maggio's term was an inappropriate sanction.


Related Topix: Mike Beebe, US Governors

15 hrs ago | LA Observed

Where's the LA in CTG? Not in the new season

In recent years, I've annually checked Center Theatre Group's plans for the upcoming seasons at its three venues, looking for evidence that "L.A.'s Theatre Company" - as CTG bills itself - plans to produce scripts that are set in or near LA. Since my last report on this subject in the late LA Stage Times, I started writing for LA Observed.


Related Topix: Science Fiction TV, V, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Theater, Arts

19 hrs ago |

AIPRO President Mark Thomas on Keeping Oil Numbers in the Black

Mark Thomas, 48, of Magnolia, is the owner of Cornerstone Energy and Red Oak Production Co.


Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, El Dorado/Honorbuilt, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR, El Dorado, AR

Sun Sep 14, 2014


Hundreds of Disabled Gather at Capitol Building

Hundreds of disabled Arkansans and members of nationwide organization called ADAPT marched up Broadway to the capitol steps Sunday afternoon. Supporters argue the plan will increase federal funding that in return decreases state funding.


Related Topix: Arkansas Government


Poll: Huckabee Clear Favorite in Iowa | Daniel Doherty

Two things are worth noting in the CNN/ORC survey released Friday vis-A -vis the 2016 presidential sweepstakes: Hillary Clinton, who is gearing up to head to the Hawkeye State as I write this , is leaps and bounds ahead of her fellow Democrats; and former Gov. Mike Huckabee is leading all of his presumed GOP rivals by double digits : According to a new CNN/ORC poll, 53% of all registered Democrats contacted in Iowa said they would support Hillary Clinton if the 2016 caucuses were held today. That number far outpaces the 15% that would opt for Vice President Joe Biden, 7% who would choose Sen. Elizabeth Warren and 5% who would pick Sen. Bernie Sanders.


Related Topix: Iowa, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Arkansas Government, Mike Huckabee, Joe Biden

Outside the Beltway

Mike Huckabee Leads In Iowa, And That Shows What's Wrong With The Iowa Caucuses

Polling Presidential races more than two years before Election Day is, as I've noted several times in the past, usually not nearly as important as the media organizations that publicize the polls make them out to be. Nobody has actually entered the Presidential race on either side of the ticket, many of the potential candidates are people that, notwithstanding their constant appearances on cable news networks, are largely unknown to voters on the ground, and there's been virtually no real campaigning of any kind.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mike Huckabee, US News, Arkansas Government, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Florida, Florida Government, Chris Christie, US Governors

Arkansas Times

Liquor stores contribute $1.2 million to fight alcohol sales

HOLD THAT LINE: Red Gate Liquor, which operates at the Pulaski-Saline County line, at the edge of a growing "dry" county, has put $10,000 into campaign to beat statewide alcohol sales. If you didn't understand the specifics, you might find irony in the fact that Arkansas liquor stores have contributed $1.2 million - so far - to an effort to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment to allow retail alcohol sales in all 75 counties.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Conway County, AR, Faulkner County, AR, Big Box Retailers

Youth Football Program Tackles Safety Issues, Promotes Concussion Awareness

The Fayetteville Boys and Girls Club's youth football program kicked off their season Saturday . This year, coordinators are promoting awareness and safety measures to prevent concussions by participating in the Heads-Up program.


Related Topix: University of Arkansas, Kids, Family

Arkansas Online

Haag Brown brokerage looks northwest for growth

In the context of more than $100 million in commercial building permits issued so far for Northwest Arkansas this year, it would be easy to overlook the announcement that construction is about to begin on a 6,300-square-foot development in Fayetteville.


Sat Sep 13, 2014


Possible Virus Crossing into the Natural State

Doctors in Arkansas are on the look out for patients that may be presenting symptoms of the Enterovirus D 86. According to the Arkansas Department of Health, they recently sent three samples to the CDC to test for Enterovirus D86.


Related Topix: Arkansas Government, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Washington Post

Ark. ad distorts story involving immigration vote

"You worked hard all your life. You paid into Social Security. You counted on it being there - for you.


Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, US Politics, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Arkansas Government


Arkansas soybeans headed for another good year

Arkansas' soybean farmers could be on their way to breaking the statewide yield record of 46 bushels an acre, the University of Arkansas' Jeremy Ross says. That's what USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service projected in the September Crop Production Report it released Thursday , and Dr. Ross, Extension soybean agronomist for Arkansas, isn't finding much room for argument.


Related Topix: Arkansas Government, University of Arkansas, Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

The Washington Post

The country is shifting right and looking for a strong commander in chief

A variety of data points suggest that while Republicans are riding a wave of anti-Obama opinion, the collapse of President Obama's foreign policy and international chaos are shifting the electorate toward pro-defense candidates who can reassure a nervous public. House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee conference in National Harbor, Md., on March 6. We have seen the data showing that the GOP now holds a double-digit lead over Democrats on national security, while the president's standing on national security has plunged to the low 30s.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Representative Tom Cotton, Arkansas Government, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, Iowa

WNWN-FM Battle Creek

Parmalee to Perform "Close Your Eyes" with Mike Huckabee During Saturday Nigh...

Parmalee is set to perform their latest hit, "Close Your Eyes," on FOX News's Huckabee Saturday night at 8 ET. The guys also will be joined by the host, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee , on bass for the performance.


Related Topix: Arkansas Government


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