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1 hr ago | 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 .

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Arkansas Government

5 hrs ago | 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.

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

5 hrs ago | The City Wire

Northwest Arkansas hospitality tax revenue sets quarterly record

More visitor traffic in Northwest Arkansas' four largest cities helped push hospitality tax collections up 7% in the second quarter, compared to year-ago period.

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Related Topix: Bentonville, AR, Fayetteville, AR, University of Arkansas

6 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

As Republicans Stop Talking About Obamacare, One Vulnerable Democrat Is Touting Its Success

Sen. Mark Pryor released an ad touting provisions of the Affordable Care Act on Monday just as Republicans in competitive congressional races are spending less on political spots attacking the law.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Liberal Political News

10 hrs ago | The City Wire

Manufacturing base lifts Arkansas GDP in fourth quarter of 2013

Arkansas' blue collar manufacturing base was once again the main workhorse in the state's 3% economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to new state Gross Domestic Product statistics released Wednesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Recreational Vehicle, El Dorado/Honorbuilt

14 hrs ago | Benton Courier

County's armyworm population unusually large

Billy Grace, who works on a farm near the Saline and Grant countyline, said he has spent about $1,000 lately just on poison to kill armyworms.

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18 hrs ago | NWAonline

Walton group to shower cash on Delta, NW arts

Rob Brothers of the Walton Family Foundation said Tuesday that the focus in the Delta will be on education, with towns as "laboratories" for how grants can make a difference.

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22 hrs ago | NWAonline

Northeast Arkansas Votes Crucial, Hutchinson Says

Northeast Arkansas is the crucial region in the governor's race, GOP nominee Asa Hutchinson told a Republican crowd in Northwest Arkansas.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tim Griffin, Mike Ross, Democrat, Benton County, AR, 2012 Presidential Election

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Arkansas Online

Energy-aid filings accepted in 12 counties

Families in 12 Arkansas counties that have received electricity disconnection notices are eligible to apply for Crisis Low-Income Home Energy Assistance starting Aug. 25, the Central Arkansas Development Council has announced.

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The Washington Post

GOP chairman says Arkansas key in US Senate fight

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus touted Arkansas' role Tuesday in the party's fight to take control of the U.S. Senate, as he kicked off a series of visits to the state by national GOP figures over the next week.

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

Greenwich Citizen

GOP chairman says Arkansas key in US Senate fight

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, far right, speaks with volunteer Ephrain Valdez, far left, at the Republican Party of Arkansas' Victory 365 center in Little Rock, Ark., Tuesday, Aug.19, 2014.

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

KATV Little Rock

Democrats hit Cotton again over children's hospital vote

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee launched a new ad Tuesday, hammering Republican Senate candidate Tom Cotton over a vote he made against a funding bill for children's hospitals.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Paul Ryan, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat

National Geographic

Coal-Dependent Arkansas Faces Stiff Emissions Target and a Running Clo

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas-At the end of 2012, at a time when many states were replacing their aging coal plants, Arkansas switched on a new $1.8-billion coal plant, one of two the state has fired up in the past five years.

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Related Topix: Arkansas Government, Little Rock, AR, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Alternative Energy, Energy

5NEWSonline.com

Verizon Takes Top Performance Scores In Arkansas With Recent Tests

Verizon took top scores in Arkansas with recent performance tests done in the first half of 2014, according to a report by Rootmetrics.

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Related Topix: Arkansas Government

Sunherald.com

Roundup of Arkansas editorials

Some of the smartest people in the state are admitting, without shame, that there's a good chance we'll never know for sure if the thousands in nursing home money sent to Mike Maggio's star-crossed court of appeals campaign had anything to do with the judge's now-famous reduction of the jury award in the Martha Bull case.

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Related Topix: Arkansas Government, Opinion

Daily Herald

Palatine Local Receives Fulbright Award

Monica Cason of Claremont McKenna College has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Poland for an English Teaching Assistantship, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.

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Related Topix: Claremont McKenna College, Poland, World News

The Daily Caller

Why Republicans Should Pray The Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage

One of the most widely discussed issues on the political right is the danger supposedly posed by judicial "activism," when judges are said to substitute their personal preferences for the clear intent of the law and the Constitution.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, Huckabee, Arkansas Government, Entertainment, Television, US Politics, Mike Huckabee, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Daily Record

Behind the News

Thanks to millions of dollars from anonymous groups, Arkansas' campaign for the U.S. Senate so far has produced much sound and fury but little substance.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Arkansas Government, Barack Obama

The City Wire

Arkansas worforce, employment numbers decline in July

Arkansas' July jobless rate of 6.2% is well below the 7.7% of July 2013, but the decline of more than 26,000 in the state's labor force and an employment decline of almost 6,000 in the year-over-year period indicates a struggling economy.

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Related Topix: Arkansas Government

Arkansas Times

Name that Arkansas artist

Ceramicist Barbara Satterfield, one of the Arkansas Times' "Visionaries" in 2013, has announced the creation of a touring, interactive sculpture exhibit that will be installed in public places in Helena, Heber Springs, Dardanelle and Warren before the final exhibition at the Cox Creative Center.

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Related Topix: Heber Springs, AR, Warren, AR, North Little Rock, AR, Little Rock, AR

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