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2 hrs ago | FOX16

Gubernatorial Candidates Debate in Hot Springs

Issues ranging from the minimum wage, private option, and prisons/jail overcrowding to same-sex marriage, the Buffalo River watershed/hog farm controversy and control of the lottery took center stage in a debate this afternoon between the four men running for governor of Arkansas.

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

6 hrs ago | The City Wire

Arkansas Lt. Governor, AG candidates debate in Hot Springs

There were few fireworks in the Lt. Governor and Attorney General debates at the Arkansas Press Association in Hot Springs on Friday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mike Ross, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Tim Griffin, Arkansas Government, Prison

7 hrs ago | Roll Call

Pryor Starts Reserving Fall Airtime in Pivotal Senate Race

Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor has been buying up fall airtime for a race critical to nearly every hypothetical Republican path to the Senate majority .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Shelley Moore Capito, 2012 Presidential Election

11 hrs ago | KSLA-TV Shreveport

Opening arguments set in Arkansas inmate's trial

Opening arguments are set in a resentencing trial for an Arkansas man whose death sentence was overturned two years ago by the Arkansas Supreme Court.

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15 hrs ago | Thame Today

Granddaughter's 4,000 mile journey to get married will fulfil nan's dream

Kitty and Ray Phillips from Winslow with a picture of their daughter, Victoria who is coming home from Arkansas for her wedding Victoria Lovellette is returning to the church where she was christened because her grandmother is not allowed to fly anymore and she wanted her grandparents to be at the wedding.

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Related Topix: Wedding

18 hrs ago | Townhall

Americans For Prosperity Launches New Ad Offensive

Yesterday, Americans For Prosperity has launched their post-Independence Day offensive by running new ads in Arkansas and Louisiana.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Arkansas Government, 2012 Presidential Election, Life, Veteran Affairs

Thu Jul 10, 2014

FOX16

Fire Stations Not Getting DoD Surplus Vehicles Due To EPA Standards

Arkansans know that fires can get out of control in a hurry, and many people have peace of mind knowing local fire departments are there to protect them.

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Related Topix: Fire, Arkansas Government, Department of Defense, US News

Washington Times

Opponents say 12-week abortion ban won't stand

Arkansas is trying to overturn 40 years of court precedent that abortion is legal until the point a fetus can live outside the womb, opponents of a state law that would ban the procedure 12 weeks into a pregnancy argued Thursday.

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Related Topix: Abortion, US News, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Arkansas Times

Broadband monopolies: A fight with broad benefits

Here's a story that resonates in Arkansas from the Center for Public Integrity .

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Related Topix: Integrity, Cable & Satellite, Comcast

FOX16

Funding Announced for Arkansas Fire Departments

Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman today announced that two Arkansas fire departments will receive nearly $350,000 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Fire

Merced Sun-Star

Ann McFeatters: Head-spinning decisions, pols never stop

WASHINGTON i 1 2 It used to be, a few weeks ago, that as an adult you were responsible for making big, personal decisions: Do you want to marry? If so, whom? Do you want children? Where do you want to live? What do you want to do to support yourself? Whom do you want to vote for to be president? It's not just whether or not you believe states ... (more)

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Related Topix: Marijuana, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Immigration Reform, Rick Perry, US Governors

NWAonline

Richardson to headline benefit for camp

The Arkansas Support Network Summer Gala: An Evening With Nolan Richardson, scheduled for July 25 at the Fayetteville Town Center, will benefit the nonprofit organization's KidsClub.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, University of Arkansas, Springdale, AR, Siloam Springs, AR

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The City Wire

Parker named to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Gov. Mike Beebe has named Andrew Parker of Little Rock as the newest commissioner of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

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Related Topix: Mike Beebe, US Governors, Little Rock, AR, Arkansas State University, State University, AR, Jonesboro, AR

Deseret News

Do poor neighborhoods get worse before they get better? After looking at the data, we sure hope so.

William Reed looks over a book of drawing he made, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, in Cleveland.

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The Batavian

Batavia, Arkansas, is nestled in the Ozarks, at least what's left of it

This is the last in a series of articles about the other communities, located east of the Rocky Mountains, that are named "Batavia."

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NWAonline

Legislative panel rejects $460,000 for ex-inmate

A legislative subcommittee Tuesday rejected a $460,000 Claims Commission award to a former Clark County man who served more than 11 years in prison before a special prosecutor dropped the charges against him.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law

Arkansas Times

Innovation in health care under Obamacare includes single-payer experiment

Cheryl Smith , recruited from Utah to run Arkansas's health insurance marketplace, told legislators yesterday that they sky was the limit the state could take on seeking waivers for "innovative" ways to deliver coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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

CNN

Obama heads to Texas to address immigration crisis

But the trip has come under criticism from Republicans and some Democrats because, while it includes a Democratic Party fundraising event, it doesn't stop at the border area where the flood of immigrants cross illegally into the United States.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, John Cornyn, Texas Government, Texas, Arkansas Government

Tue Jul 08, 2014

KSLA-TV Shreveport

Federal disaster aid sought for Arkansas counties

Members of Arkansas' congressional delegation are asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture for federal disaster assistance for farmers and ranchers affected by flooding.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Mike Beebe, US Governors

The City Wire

The Compass Report: Two of Arkansas' three metro areas stable, growing

Economic conditions in two of Arkansas' three largest metro areas continue to be stable or improving, with central Arkansas - the state's largest metro - continuing to show signs of weakness that began in the first quarter of 2013, according to The Compass Report's analysis of first quarter 2014 data.

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Related Topix: Fort Smith, AR

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