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1 hr ago | Arkansas Times

Today, Asa likes teachers - some of them, anyway

Asa Hutchinson , the Republican candidate for governor, held a news conference at the state Capitol today with a group of teachers who support him.


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

5 hrs ago | WTAX-AM Springfield

This weekenda s celebrity birthdays

Wish a Happy Birthday to: Actress Vera Miles is 84. Actress Barbara Eden is 83. Political satirist Mark Russell is 82. Pro Football Hall of Famer Sonny Jurgensen is 80. Actor Richard Sanders is 74. Ballet dancer Patricia McBride is 72. Former Surgeon General Antonia Novello is 70. Pro Football Hall of Famer Rayfield Wright is 69. Country singer Rex ... (more)


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Linda Thompson, Rick Springfield, Country, Riders in the Sky, Texas, Arkansas Government

9 hrs ago | Log Cabin Democrat

We are The Log Cabin: Cynthia (Cindy) Crabb

Hometown: I have moved a lot over my lifetime. I was born in Arkansas but have lived in Louisiana and spent my high school years in Tulsa, OK.


Fri Aug 22, 2014

Religion News Service

As Minorities Become Majority In Public Schools, Hispanic Christians Take Education Issues To Church

For the first time ever, white students are not the majority in U.S. public schools.


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

Arkansas Times

Rate filings for Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace: carriers' ...

According to information previously available online via the Arkansas Insurance Department , carriers have submitted proposed 2015 rates for the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace - the health care exchange created via the Affordable Care Act - to AID for review.


Related Topix: Arkansas Government, Health Insurance, Health, Medicaid

Davy Carter: Little Legislature Can Do To Help Turner Grain Farmers

The Arkansas Legislature's joint committee on agriculture, forestry and economic development meeting Friday to talk about issues related to financial problems at Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Economics News, Bankruptcy

Prince Albert Daily Herald

Huckabee urges fellow conservatives to drop Common Core fight, consider standards' benefits

Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday.


Related Topix: Arkansas Government, US Politics, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, US Governors, Mike Pence


Huckabee: 'Stop the fight' over Common Core

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says fellow conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core education standards and instead consider the benefits the benchmarks offer students in struggling schools.


Related Topix: Arkansas Government

The City Wire

Walton Family to shower $302 million on NWA and Delta regions

The Walton Family Foundation's investment strategy through 2020 includes $302 million to be spent in Northwest Arkansas as well as the Arkansas-Mississippi Delta.


Arkansas Times

Clinton Library planning 10th anniversary celebration; Arkansas Blog, too

Politico notes that e-mails are circulating to potential participants in a big wingding at the Clinton Library to celebrate the institution's 10th anniversary.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator John Boozman, US House of Representatives, John Boozman, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Mike Beebe, US Governors

Horses draw debate among city leaders, residents

City leaders in Rogers recently discovered that some residents were riding their horses on the Arkansas Greenway and some of the trails that connect to it.


Thu Aug 21, 2014


Norfork house stands as state's oldest log building

Arkansas was still just a territory when Jacob Wolf put Cherokees to work felling yellow pine trees and erecting the house that now bears his name.


Related Topix: Arkansas Government, Norfork, AR, Baxter County, AR, Izard County, AR, Eureka Springs, AR

ABC News

Court Ends Part of Arkansas Desegregation Lawsuit

A federal judge Thursday ended a large part of an Arkansas desegregation case rooted in the Little Rock Central High School crisis of 1957 but a lawyer for black schoolchildren said inequalities remain in the state's largest district.


Related Topix: Little Rock, AR, Pulaski County, AR, Education Etc.

Washington Times

Romney casts Arkansas race as way to fight Obama

Mitt Romney cast Arkansas' Senate race as a way to fight the agenda of the president who defeated him two years ago, as he campaigned Thursday on behalf of Congressman Tom Cotton's bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Democrat, Immigration Reform, Arkansas Government, Mitt Romney

Arkansas Times

A $1 million Powerball winner in Bella Vista

MILLIONAIRE: David Dahlqvist and Arkansas Lottery Director Bishop Woosley with seven-figure check.


Related Topix: Lottery


Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Closing 3 Regional Claim Centers

The Arkansas Lottery Commission voted today to close its three regional claim centers in Springdale, Jonesboro and Camden, a savings measure expected to free as much as $381,000 to fund additional scholarships for Arkansas students.


Related Topix: Springdale, AR

Arkansas Online

County officials hear federal theme

Counties across the country -- including in Arkansas -- face several national issues at a local level, such as the Endangered Species Act and the uncertain future of Highway Trust Fund money, the National Association of Counties' president-elect told Association of Arkansas Counties conference attendees Wednesday.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law

The Courier

Arkansas to survey bears in 2 zones

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is planning to survey bears in two zones that cover much of southern Arkansas.


Related Topix: Little River County, AR

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Arkansas Times

Alarms sound about talk of merging state employee and teacher insurance plans

I was contacted today by a teacher who's been involved in work on the disparity in health insurance coverage between state employees and public school employees .


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Arkansas Government

The City Wire

Opposition noted to effort to abolish Arkansas Lt. Governor's office

A majority of legislators from Northwest Arkansas and Fort Smith who responded The City Wire's question about the future of the Lt.


Related Topix: Arkansas Government, Janet Napolitano, US Governors, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat


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