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  1. College receives U.S. aid to fight sexual violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2018 | NWAonline

    The U.S. Department of Justice, hoping to combat sexual violence on campus, is parceling out $18 million to South Arkansas Community College and 56 other schools across the country. Katharine Sullivan, acting director of the department's Office on Violence Against Women, announced the grants during a speech at the National Sexual Assault Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

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  2. State task force unveils proposal for one tax tableRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2018 | NWAonline

    Arkansas' three individual income-tax tables would become a single table and the top rate would gradually be cut from 6.9 percent to 5.9 percent under a proposal developed by state officials and backed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson. The state Department of Finance and Administration unveiled the proposal to the Legislative Tax Reform and Relief Task Force on Wednesday, after the task force approved its final report to give to legislative leaders and the governor.

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  3. Fayetteville Roots Festival to cover music, art, foodRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2018 | NWAonline

    The music lineup for the Fayetteville Roots Festival, Wednesday-Aug. 26, includes Booker T. Jones and Mavis Staples , Del McCoury Band , Flaco Jimenez , Gillian Welch and Gregory Alan Isacov and Turnpike Troubadours . The Fayetteville Roots Festival, a five-day urban music and food event, kicks off Wednesday and runs through Aug. 26, featuring nationally known musicians paired with undiscovered regional and local talent on more than 10 music stages, plus culinary events focusing on locally grown produce, locally raised meats and products from the Ozarks.

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  4. State task force rates tax-cut plans, picks a favorite, 2 runners-upRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2018 | NWAonline

    A legislative task force's favorite plan to cut individual income taxes is a proposal to reduce the state's tax tables from three to one and lower the tax rate from 6.9 percent to 6.5 percent for people making more than $80,000 a year. This plan -- dubbed Option A -- is projected by the state Department of Finance and Administration to reduce revenue by about $276 million a year, a deeper cut than two other income tax proposals considered by the task force Tuesday.

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  5. Adviser details tax-cut scenarios; effects on state economy, population draw task force lookRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2018 | NWAonline

    A consultant for the Legislature's tax-overhaul task force said Monday that if state government spending reductions are used entirely to finance an income tax cut, the state's economy and population will shrink as a result. Peter Evangelakis, senior economist for Amherst, Mass.-based Regional Economic Models Inc., presented the task force with six assessments of potential fiscal and economic impacts for each of three proposals to cut individual income taxes.

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  6. Gray wins playoff to repeat at MCCRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2018 | NWAonline

    Defending champion Stafford Gray of Lonoke shot a 6-under 66 to win the Maumelle Classic in a playoff Sunday at Maumelle Country Club. Gray rallied from four strokes down to force the playoff with Bryon Shumate.

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  7. State to reap $35M in taxes, panel toldRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2018 | NWAonline

    Arkansas state government would receive $35.4 million more a year in tax revenue if out-of-state retailers are required to collect and remit taxes on their online sales to Arkansans, according to an estimate that a state official gave legislators Friday. And local governments in Arkansas could collect $8.1 million more a year in tax revenue if the state imposed such a requirement, estimated John Shelnutt, the state's chief economic forecaster.

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  8. College funding increase advisedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2018 | NWAonline

    Six out of 10 state universities have been recommended to receive a financial boost because of gains posted in their productivity index, a funding methodology championed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson as a way to prioritize student success and program completion. But 14 out of 22 two-year colleges with declines in their productivity index would see less funds than they would otherwise, based on annual recommendations approved Friday by the state's Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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  9. Arkansas tax-cut panel looks at raising levies on alcohol, cigarette...Read the original story

    Jun 27, 2018 | NWAonline

    The Legislature's tax overhaul task force on Tuesday voted to send three plans to cut individual income taxes to a consultant for its review. The Tax Reform and Relief Task Force also decided to study various options to raise tobacco and alcohol taxes to help pay for more tax cuts, and options to change the state's fuel taxes to raise money for highways.

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  10. Arkansas teen gets prison for murder, robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2018 | NWAonline

    An 18-year-old pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree murder and aggravated robbery in the 2016 death of a Taylor man. Keaton Taylor, 18, of Taylor admitted to being an accessory and helping plan the April 13, 2016, murder of 53-year-old Douglas Harwell at Harwell's residence in Taylor.

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  11. Fees going up at Henderson StateRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2018 | NWAonline

    The average undergraduate student who is an Arkansas resident and who takes 15 credit hours per semester will pay $8,436 in tuition and mandatory fees for the two-semester 2018-19 academic year. But three fees will increase -- building repair and maintenance, which goes from $40 per semester to $50 per semester; band, which goes from 50 cents per credit hour to $1 per credit hour; and technology, which goes from $12 per credit hour to $15 per credit hour.

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  12. Out of jail 8 days, Arkansas man held in deathRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2018 | NWAonline

    Records show a man arrested in the death of a woman in southwest Arkansas on Friday had been released from jail just eight days earlier. The Columbia County sheriff's office said in a news release that Keith McBride, 38, of Magnolia was arrested Friday in the death of 28-year-old Jenika Rankin of Magnolia.

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  13. Arkansan inventor's Roboglasses shaping up as tool to help the blind avoid obstaclesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2018 | NWAonline

    Since Brandon Foshee lost his sight 15 years ago while in college, little has changed to help the blind find their way in a world built for the sighted. He's trying to do something about it.

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  14. Raising Arkansas' grocery sales tax put on the tableRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2018 | NWAonline

    Senate President Pro Tempore Jonathan Dismang asks questions at Wednesday's tax task force meeting held on the state Capitol grounds. A panel of lawmakers decided Wednesday to take a closer look at the possibility of raising the state's sales tax on groceries and creating an income tax credit for low- and moderate-income people to offset the increase.

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  15. Recipients describe phone poll as attack in high court raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2018 | NWAonline

    Attacks have begun in a so-far-so-quiet Arkansas Supreme Court election, according to two people who said Tuesday that they were the recipients of a faux telephone poll that spoke negatively about two candidates in the race. The Supreme Court campaign -- in which Justice Courtney Goodson is being challenged by Sterling and Court of Appeals Judge Kenneth Hixson -- has been low-key in the lead-up to the May 22 election.

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  16. Tax panel lists 43 exemptionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2018 | NWAonline

    The Legislature's tax overhaul task force has whittled down its list of existing sales-tax exemptions that it plans to review later this month, and, according to state estimates, the 43 exemptions together reduce tax revenue by about $1.3 billion a year. The task force is reviewing tax laws with an eye toward proposing changes to be considered in the January legislative session.

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  17. She was going to be trouble -- and he liked thatRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2018 | NWAonline

    LeeAnne and Brady Pipkin were married May 17, 2003. Brady was ready to get married the day he proposed, July 30, 2002.

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  18. Cleaned-up treasurer funding bill sent to governorRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2018 | NWAonline

    The Arkansas Senate on Friday voted to approve an appropriation for the state treasurer's office that was stripped of a controversial provision to extend tax benefits to families that withdraw funds from their state-run 529 college-savings plans for expenses at kindergarten-12th grade private, religious or public schools. The appropriation for state Treasurer Dennis Milligan's office authorizes 33 positions and spending authority of $5.3 million for operations and $275,000 for investment operations in fiscal 2019, which starts July 1. Milligan is a Republican from Benton.

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  19. Treasurer funding bill cleaned up, moves onRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2018 | NWAonline

    Rep. Charles Blake applauds passage of funding for the treasurer's office Thursday after it was stripped of language allowing use of college-savings funds for elementary and high school expenses. With no debate, House lawmakers voiced their approval to strip controversial policy language from a spending bill for the treasurer's office, and later passed the spending plan along to the Senate, thus ending a standoff that Republicans had claimed could lead to a state government shutdown.

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  20. 529-savings leeway delays funding bill on treasurer's officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2018 | NWAonline

    House lawmakers stalled Tuesday in approving the appropriation for the treasurer's office, which includes language that would allow public 529 college savings plans to be used to pay for K-12 education expenses, including tuition at private and religious schools. With the end of the fiscal session looming this week, the treasurer's office, which administers the investment plans, is the only state constitutional office without an approved spending bill for the coming fiscal year.

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