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  1. Waiver sought on dismissal of teachers in Little RockRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | NWAonline

    The Arkansas education commissioner plans to seek a waiver from teacher-dismissal rules from the state Board of Education for more than half the schools in the Little Rock School District, he said in a written statement Monday. The statement described Commissioner Johnny Key's rejection of a 2018-2019 tentative agreement between the Little Rock School District and its employees' union, the Little Rock Education Association.

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  2. Veteran claims $328,910 seized in Arkansas traffic stop is life savingsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | NWAonline

    When state police pulled over a car-hauling tractor-trailer rig on Interstate 40 in Pope County on Feb. 26, 2014, for swerving, something about a white 2001 Honda Accord in the back of the trailer immediately caught the trooper's attention. The driver of the rig gave permission to search the vehicle, and police found three cellophane-wrapped bundles of cash totaling $328,910 hidden in a false compartment behind the back seat.

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  3. State abuzz over $1.6B lottery prizeRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | NWAonline

    A sign in the window of a Little Rock convenience store doesn't have enough numbers to give the prize for today's drawing of the Mega Millions lottery. The Powerball lottery jackpot is displayed next to it.

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  4. Democrat left off ballot in 1 Arkansas county as early voting beginsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | NWAonline

    Don Newton of North Little Rock casts his ballot Monday at the Main Branch of the William F. Laman Public Library. In some of Arkansas' counties, more people cast ballots on the first day of early voting Monday than in other recent midterm elections.

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  5. Arkansas Sightseeing: State has 17 National Historic LandmarksRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | NWAonline

    Toltec Mounds State Archeological Park is one of only 17 Arkansas locations honored with a listing as a National Historic Landmark. You'd be wrong to think that every old Arkansas property of even slight interest is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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  6. Little Rock arts center's '19 gala canceledRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | NWAonline

    Expansion and renovation plans for the Arkansas Arts Center include this covered walkway linking a new north-facing entrance at East Ninth Street and a south-facing entrance that looks out over MacArthur Park. The Arkansas Arts Center has canceled Tabriz, its major biennial fundraiser scheduled for April, because staff will be preparing for groundbreaking on the museum's overhaul, interim executive director Laine Harber said.

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  7. Arkansas schools announce year's ACT scoresRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | NWAonline

    ACT college entrance exams for the high school Class of 2018 have been announced for the nation, state, school districts and individual schools. The state average was 19.4, the same as in the preceding graduating class.

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  8. Little Rock gunshot victim in critical conditionRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | NWAonline

    Police responded to reports of a person lying in a driveway on Labette Drive about 7 p.m., Little Rock Police Department spokesman Eric Barnes said. Responding officers found the victim lying in a driveway with at least one gunshot wound to the upper torso and chest area.

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  9. School board elections join November ballotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NWAonline

    This is the first year that voters in many -- but not all -- Arkansas school districts will select school board members during the general election, in conjunction with selecting city, county, state and federal government representatives. A 2017 change in state law ended the annual school board elections in September and gave the districts the choice of holding elections in May or November -- at the same times of the primary or general elections in even-numbered years.

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  10. 2 seats on NLR council in playRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NWAonline

    Who will replace a seven-term member of the North Little Rock City Council representing Ward 4 and whether to make a change at a Ward 2 council seat are decisions voters in those respective wards will make in the Nov. 6 general election. With City Council Member Murry Witcher stepping down after 28 years of representing Ward 4, two candidates are running to fill his position: Jane Ginn, 69, a retired purchasing agent, and J.T. Zakrzewski, 42, an electrical engineer.

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  11. High Profile: Rodger Bumpass, Little Rock native who voices Squidward ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | NWAonline

    "Voice work is acting with two hands tied behind your back and two legs tied behind your back and a sack over your head because all you have is the voice." - Rodger Bumpass Rodger Bumpass wants it to be known that Rodger Bumpass is not his stage name.

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  12. PHOTOS: 7,000 people at World Cheese Dip Championship in Little Rock...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | NWAonline

    Andrew Lee of Russellville selects a cup of smoked cheddar queso from James and Laura Norman's Food Geek Taco Company booth at Saturday's competition in Little Rock. Two years ago, Justin Wise said the championship served about 2,500 cheese aficionados and novices.

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  13. Washington news in briefRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | NWAonline

    The Delta Regional Authority will provide $2 million in funding for Arkansas projects in a dozen communities, the agency announced Wednesday. That includes $275,000 for water infrastructure in Wilson; $267,676 to help build an educational facility in Newport; and $256,565 for workforce training in Little Rock.

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  14. Arkansans split on ads' effect in high court raceRead the original story

    Sunday | NWAonline

    The heap of money spent in Little Rock and Northwest Arkansas this spring on TV ads pummeling Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson -- and elevating one of her opponents, David Sterling -- never reached Randall Tuggle, a farmer in faraway Chicot County. "I live in the county, got an old antenna, and I don't get Channel 7," said Tuggle, the chairman of the Chicot County Republican Party chapter.

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  15. ASO reaches far galaxy with Star Wars scoresRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | NWAonline

    The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra turned Little Rock's Robinson Center Performance Hall into a galaxy not so far away Saturday night. The extensively decorated lobby was full of stormtroopers and other denizens of George Lucas' universe, available for photos.

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  16. Stories of ArkansasRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | NWAonline

    Few people know Arkansas better or love the state more than Joe David Rice. Born in Paragould and raised in Jonesboro, Rice spent almost three decades as the state's tourism director.

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  17. Amanda Trulock, cotton planterRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | NWAonline

    Earlier this year the Arkansas Historical Quarterly published a fascinating article on one of the most remarkable women in antebellum Arkansas, Amanda Beardsley Trulock of Jefferson County. Written by historian Brooke Greenberg of Little Rock, this comprehensive account tells the story of a Connecticut-born woman who arrived in Arkansas from Georgia with her Southern-born husband, James Hines Trulock, four children, and 40 slaves in 1845, and set about building a cotton plantation.

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  18. What we want in a mayorRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | NWAonline

    Little Rock, which will soon elect its first new mayor in 12 years, could use a new song for its residents' hearts. Choosing the best mayoral candidate to help compose that song matters, because people still trust local government.

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  19. Woman found dead in North Little Rock yard after home invasion report, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 20 | NWAonline

    North Little Rock police found a dead woman in the backyard of a home after responding to a report of an attempted home invasion, authorities said late Friday. The homeowner at 2223 W. Short 17th St. called 911 about 5:30 p.m. Friday and told the dispatcher that someone was trying to break into his home, North Little Rock police officer Carmen Helton said.

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  20. Friends praise life of late Little Rock attorneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 20 | NWAonline

    Gregory Stephen Kitterman, a well-known Little Rock attorney who served as local counsel for Paula Jones when she sued President Bill Clinton for sexual harassment, died at his home Wednesday. He was 59. Kitterman died of acute myeloid leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow.

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