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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

3 hrs ago | The City Wire

Arkansas' jobless rate below 7% for first time in more than five years

Arkansas' March jobless rate of 6.9% ends 61 consecutive months that the rate was at or above 7%, and the drop was helped by significant year-over-year job gains in the state's tourism industry, the retail sector and the education and health services sector.

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Related Topix: Arkansas Government

5 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

Per-person costs for private option rising, but Arkansas taxpayers...

The D-G reports this morning that the per-person cost of the private option for the month of April thus far is $496, which is about $18 above the monthly per-person spending cap set by the feds.

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Related Topix: Arkansas Government, Medicaid, Health

9 hrs ago | EDGE

Challenge to Arkansas Gay Marriage Ban Heard

Advocates of ending Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage took their case before a Pulaski County Circuit Court judge Thursday, who said at the end of the hearing that he expected to issue a ruling within two weeks.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

10 hrs ago | The City Wire

Interstate 540 moniker in western Arkansas to change to I-49

Drivers making their way from Alma to Benton County are going to have to get used to hopping on Interstate 49 starting next week.

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Related Topix: Alma, AR, Benton County, AR, Van Buren, AR, Fayetteville, AR

15 hrs ago | NWAonline

Vandy's dandy up first

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16 hrs ago | Arkansas Online

UCA outlasts McNeese State

Sophomore first baseman Matt Anderson hit a one-out shot to the right-field corner in the 10th inning to score catcher Charles Deckard from first base and give Central Arkansas a 6-5 victory over league-leading McNeese State on Thursday night at Bear Stadium in Conway.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

FOX16

Pulaski County Judge To Rule On Gay Marriage Lawsuit

The law challenging Arkansas' ban on same sex marriage was heard in court Thursday.

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WDBZ-AM Cincinnati

NewsOne Minute: Man Pulls Gun On Clerk Over Soda Tax

Nahshon Shelton pulled a gun on a store clerk Saturday because he did not want to pay a 22-cent soda tax on a two-liter of Pepsi he was purchasing.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Jazz, Jimmy Smith, Mike Beebe, US Governors

Medical Daily

Arkansas Gynecologist, Dr. Paul Becton, Took Nude Photos Of Patients...

Dr. Paul Becton, 68-year-old Arkansas gynecologist for 30 years, violated women's privacy in practice by taking nude photos of patients' "pubic region and buttocks."

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Arkansas Times

Charlie Fuqua returns, warns of Arkansas Republicans getting slimed

'TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT': That's what former state legislator Charles Fuqua claims the Arkansas Times did in reporting on his writings.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Eric "Rick" Crawford, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Rick Crawford, Representative Tim Griffin

Arkansas Times

Diamond watch: Arkansas man finds six-carat diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park

I've mentioned that my better half is scouring the news for diamond finds. Here's the latest: David Anderson, who moved to the Murfreesboro to hunt for gems at Crater of Diamonds State Park , found a 6.19-carat white diamond at the park.

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Related Topix: Murfreesboro, AR, Huckabee, Entertainment, Television, Prison, Federal Prisons

The Baxter Bulletin

$2B program to improve Arkansas highways kicks off

State transportation officials marked the start of a nearly $2 billion construction program to improve and widen roadways in a ceremony Wednesday in Little Rock.

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Related Topix: Bella Vista, AR, Hiwasse, AR, Bentonville, AR

The Courier

2 arrested in alleged Medicaid fraud scheme

Two Little Rock women who run a day treatment center have been arrested for allegedly bilking the state's Medicaid program out of more than $41,000.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Daily Kos

In North Dakota and Arizona, it's good news/bad news on the reproductive rights front

North Dakota has enacted a passel of laws that would all but end abortion in the Peace Garden State.

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Related Topix: Abortion, US Supreme Court, US News, Mike Beebe, US Governors, Jan Brewer

CNN

Huckabee narrowly tops 3-straight 2016 Iowa GOP polls

All three surveys indicate there's no frontrunner in the very early hunt for the GOP presidential nomination in the state that votes first in the race for the White House.

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Related Topix: Huckabee, Entertainment, Iowa, Television, US News, Arkansas Government, US Politics, Mike Huckabee, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

Arkansas Times

Arkansas Lottery Commission embraces keno, monitor games

A day after the Arkansas Lottery Legislative Oversight Committee passed a motion against the lottery adding video monitor games, the Arkansas Lottery Commission today approved adding the game s, which Lottery Director Bishop Woosley pitched as a way to reach to boost revenues for the flagging lottery.

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Related Topix: Lottery, Arkansas Government, Little Rock, AR

ArkansasBusiness.com

Cracking The Complex Code of Arkansas Politics

Arkansans are known for being predictably unpredictable at the ballot box. For candidates running for office in 2014, it makes things more complicated.

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Related Topix: Arkansas Government

Arkansas Times

ACLU of Arkansas files suit over voter I.D. law

The legislature passed Act 595, over Gov. Mike Beebe's veto, in 2013, requiring a photo I.D. Voter I.D. laws are a Republican don't-get-out-the-vote move to keep persons likely to vote Democratic - the handicapped, the poor, the elderly, etc.

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Related Topix: ACLU, Mike Beebe, US Governors, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Washington Examiner

Mike Ross bests Asa Hutchinson in Arkansas governor race fundraising

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross on Tuesday reported besting the Republican candidates for Arkansas governor in fundraising last month, rebounding after his chief GOP rival had raised more money for two straight months.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mike Ross, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Arkansas Times

Nate Powell's 'March' nominated for 2014 Eisner Awards

The Eisner Awards , given out an award ceremony on the last night of Comic-Con and often called the Oscars of the comic industry, announced their 2014 nominees this afternoon, and "March: Book One," the collaboration between North Little Rock native Nate Powell , Congressman John Lewis and co-writer Andrew Aydin , earned nods in three categories: ... (more)

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Related Topix: Little Rock, AR, North Little Rock, AR, John Lewis, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Alexander, AR

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