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

2 hrs ago | 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

3 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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.

8 hrs ago | 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

13 hrs ago | 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

16 hrs ago | 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

FactCheck.org

Stretching the Truth in Arkansas

The conservative group Americans for Prosperity stretches the truth to attack Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas for "higher gas and grocery bills."

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Arkansas Government, Agriculture, Science, Barack Obama

Arkansas Times

Court refuses claims by Stanford Ponzi scheme victims

A U.S. Appeals Court has affirmed a lower court ruling that investors in Allen Stanford's fraudulent Ponzi scheme were not entitled under law to seek compensation from the Securities Investors Protection Corp. Stanford is serving a prison term for defrauding millions through bogus certificates of deposit issued through an institution in Antigua.

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Related Topix: University of Chicago, US Politics, Eric Cantor, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Log Cabin Democrat

Road work starting on Highway 65, Lower Ridge Road

Starting Monday night, road crews will be working on Highway 65 between Interstate 40 and the Cadron Creek.

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Related Topix: Arkansas Government

The Courier

Summertime in Arkansas

With Gov. Beebe leading an economic development mission in Europe, this week's column is presented by Richard Davies, Director of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism.

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Related Topix: Mike Beebe, US Governors, University of Arkansas, Hot Springs, AR, Lake Hamilton, AR, Eureka Springs, AR

FOX16

Arkansans Warned About Lottery Phone Scam

The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is warning Arkansans about scammers who are making false representations about individuals winning a lottery prize.

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Related Topix: Lottery, Arkansas Government

The Courier

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery scam

The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is warning Arkansans about scammers who are making false representations about individuals winning a lottery prize.

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Related Topix: Lottery, Arkansas Government

Arkansas Times

Republicans still lying about Mike Ross

The richly funded Republican Governors Association is again making a big ad buy in Arkansas to say Mike Ross voted "against taxpayers" and with Nancy Pelosi.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Mark Pryor, Mitt Romney, Chris Christie, US Governors, Jersey, AR

NWAonline

New NLR elementary school first to open in districtwide overhaul

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/BENJAMIN KRAIN --06/25/14-- North Little Rock School District deputy superintendent Beth Stewart, left, tours the district's new Meadow Park Elementary School with principal Chris Sierra, right, and other district administrators.

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NWAonline

Witte: College athletes deserve a fair share

This March 13, 2011, file photo shows NCAA President Mark Emmert speaking at a news conference at the men's Final Four, in Houston.

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Related Topix: University of Arkansas

The Wichita Eagle

Gallery: Kansas pilots volunteer time, planes to rescue dogs

Alfredo Gimenez, a test pilot engineer at Bombardier Learjet, greets Lotto, a rescued pit bull, Saturday at Fort Smith Regional Airport in Arkansas.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS, Arkansas Government

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The City Wire

Another historic marker for Northwest Arkansas

It may just initially be two trucks from a municipal water department, but the move this past week by Springdale officials toward acquiring and testing utility vehicles powered by compressed natural gas is likely to be an historical marker for alternative energy use in Northwest Arkansas.

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Related Topix: Springdale, AR, Alternative Energy, Energy, Fort Smith, AR, North Little Rock, AR

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