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2 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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

10 hrs ago | 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

The City Wire

Geologist: Fort Smith, Northwest Arkansas should prep for earthquakes

Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas areas do not sit on or near regularly active fault lines, but residents in the regions should pay attention to a new hazard map issued by the United States Geological Survey.

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Related Topix: Fort Smith, AR, Geology, Science, Blytheville, AR, Mississippi County, AR, Earthquake, Natural Disasters

The City Wire

July tax revenue reports solid for Northwest Arkansas cities

This year the four major cities in Northwest Arkansas have reported yo-yo tax revenue month-to-month, but in July revenue bounced higher topping $4.936 million reported by Bentonville, Rogers, Springdale and Fayetteville.

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Related Topix: Fayetteville, AR, Springdale, AR, Bentonville, AR, Rogers, AR

LibraryLaw Blog

What the University of Arkansas controversy can teach us about archival permission practices

By now most archivists and many librarians will have heard something about the controversy concerning the use of material found in Special Collections at the University of Arkansas .

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Related Topix: University of Arkansas, Libraries

Examiner.com

Scholarships: how are Arkansans paying for college?

If you or your child plan to attend an Arkansas college or university in the fall of 2015, it's time to start searching admissions requirements and available scholarships in order to pay for college.

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Related Topix: Arkansas Government, University of Arkansas, Standardized Testing, Education, Little Rock, AR, University of Arkansas Little Rock

Daily Kos

AR-Sen: Tom Cotton (R) Touts Disaster Aid He Voted Against

Sen. Mark Pryor's re-election campaign blasted challenger Rep. Tom Cotton on Wednesday for touting disaster aid for Arkansas farmers affected by floods, even though Cotton voted against the 2014 and 2013 Farm Bills.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, Mike Beebe, US Governors, Representative Allen West

FOX16

$4,000 Reward for Information on Escaped Murderer

A $4,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the recapture of an escaped killer.

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FOX16

Population Drop Allows Pulaski Co. Jail to Reopen

The inmate population at the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility has dropped enough for the facility to reopen to non-violent offenders.

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NWAonline

Coin designs honoring U.S. marshals unveiled

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/DAVE HUGHES Marshals Museum Board of Directors Chairman Jim Spears, right, points to scroll in marshal's hand saying "Wanted in Fort Smith" on the face of the silver coin design unveiled Wednesday in Fort Smith and Washington, D.C., to commemorate the U.S. Marshals Service 225 anniversary.

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Arkansas Online

2 Arkansans honored as top Army Rangers

Retired Brig. Gen. Herbert Lloyd, a Hope native, served in the United States Army for 35 years.

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Related Topix: US Army, US Military

NWAonline

Storm Blows Through Northwest Arkansas

STAFF PHOTO JASON IVESTER Phil Frost, left, and Dan Howell, both Rogers Street Department employees, cut through downed trees Wednesday on Eighth Street after a storm passed through Northwest Arkansas bringing strong wind and rain.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Fayetteville, AR, Weather

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Poll: Darth Vader More Popular Than All 2016 Candidates

's favorability ratings of potential 2016 candidates. The result was a potentially new low in American politics.

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

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