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1 hr ago | Arkansas Times

Arkansas lottery collects $1 million in taxes and child support

Did you know that state law requires the Arkansas Lottery to help collect unpaid taxes and child support? The lottery issued a release noting it has collected $1 million in such debts in its five years of existence, along with $500 million for college scholarships.

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Related Topix: Lottery, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Arkansas, Little Rock, AR

2 hrs ago | The Hill

Why Mitt fits the times

My essay last week here at The Hill, " Suddenly Mitt Romney ," has been cited in the British press and a rash of articles on Romney have appeared, even one in the liberal online magazine Slate , urging him to run.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Huckabee, Arkansas, Entertainment, Television, Mike Huckabee, Rick Perry, US Governors

12 hrs ago | Daily Record

Clinton School Study highlights economic impact of civil legal aid

A team of graduate students conducted research to help Arkansas Access to Justice Commission calculate the economic impact of civil legal aid services in Arkansas provided by the state's two legal aid providers: the Center for Arkansas Legal Services, which serves 44 counties in central, western, and southern Arkansas; and Legal Aid of Arkansas, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Arkansas, University of Arkansas

Mon Sep 01, 2014

The City Wire

Arkansas environmental director says state has flexibility with EPA plan

Arkansas' efforts to grapple with a new EPA rule that will have a huge impact on the economy is still in the education phase and one key regulator says it's "too early" to tell which direction the state may go in complying with the rule.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Crooks and Liars

Man Of God Huckabee Hates Regulations On Fronts For Money Laundering

Huckabee really believes it is just plain un-American for barely legal businesses to suffer any scrutiny under Operation Choke Point.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Tom DeLay, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Arkansas, Prison, Liberal Political News

Sun Aug 31, 2014

ArkansasBusiness.com

Don't Miss Another Chance

At this time of year, farmers in Arkansas should have better things to dwell on than whether they will get paid for the grain they've already sold.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Opinion

NWAonline

Capitol Hill Arkansans take on the ice buckets

Most members of Arkansas' congressional delegation have willingly had ice water poured over themselves to raise money to fight Lou Gehrig's disease.

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Related Topix: Arkansas

Sat Aug 30, 2014

News Max

D'Souza: Obama Exploits America's Decency for Political Gain

Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza on Saturday cited the illegal immigration crisis as an example of how the Obama administration is exploiting American good will for political gain.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Obama's America, Books, US News, Illegal Immigration, Arkansas, US Politics, Mike Huckabee

Arkansas Times

Obama and Clinton cast shadows on Arkansas election

VOTE DRIVER: Will Mike Ross, once a driver for Bill Clinton in his early Arkansas campaigns, drive voters with Bill Clinton? Politico's Josh Gerstein examines the influence of Barack Obama and Bill Clinton on the election in Arkansas this year Unless you live in a cave, you know that the Republican strategy, from Tom Cotton and Asa Hutchinson on ... (more)

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

Fri Aug 29, 2014

NWAonline

DHS: Let Medicaid aid 2,800 disabled

Enhanced Medicaid funding made available under the 2010 health care overhaul law would allow Arkansas to move 2,800 people with developmental disabilities off a waiting list for home-based services, such as help with daily living tasks, the director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services told lawmakers Thursday.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Arkansas

Business Journal

Photo of the Week: Creating spaces

This spring I visited Premiere Speakers Bureau's recently renovated office space in Franklin to be surprised once again with the level of business established in Middle Tennessee.

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Related Topix: Richard Branson, Arkansas

WKXW-FM Trenton

Christie gets good news from Iowa

According to a new poll of possible GOP candidates , Christie is in a strong second place behind Gov. Mike Huckabee .

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Related Topix: Arkansas, US Politics, Mike Huckabee, US News, Mitt Romney

Cybercast News Service

Huckabee to Arabs: 'Get Out of Your Palaces...and Stop This Nonsense Yourself'

It's "all fine and good" that Arab League nations are giving minimal support to the effort to stop ISIS/ISIL, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told Fox News on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, US Politics, Mike Huckabee, US News

NWAonline

Benton County OKs Training For Juvenile Probation Staff

Benton County's justices of the peace Thursday earmarked $17,800 so the the county's juvenile probation staff can go to California and Oregon to observe model facilities in those states.

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Related Topix: Oregon Government, Oregon, Arkansas

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Courier

Pryor launches women's issues coalition

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor launched a coalition Thursday to tout his positions supporting raising Arkansas' minimum wage and pay equity as he tries to turn out the women's vote in his re-election campaign.

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

The City Wire

Arkansas stakeholders debate impact of proposed - Clean Power Plan'

Six stakeholder groups went back-and-forth Thursday for several hours on the economic impact of the Environmental Protection Agency's pending regulations to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants in Arkansas.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, North Little Rock, AR

KATV Little Rock

Families plead with legislators to adopt CFCO

In Arkansas there are 2,800 people working their way up a list, hoping to get a waiver for at home or community care for the severely disabled.

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Related Topix: Arkansas

The Courier

Unaccompanied children pose little risk of spreading infectious disease

The Arkansas Department of Health, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has concluded that unaccompanied children who have arrived in the state from Central America pose little risk of spreading infectious diseases to the public.

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Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Arkansas, Vaccinations, Health, Chickenpox

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Politico

Poll: Romney breaks away in Iowa

The day after Mitt Romney opened the door to another possible presidential run, a new poll shows he has a huge lead among likely 2016 Iowa Republican caucus voters.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Suffolk University, 9, Arkansas

Daily Kos

Obamacare premiums will decrease 2 percent in Arkansas

Perhaps Rep. Tom Cotton would care to revise his statement about who Obamacare "drove up the cost of [a ] health insurance premiums."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Arkansas, Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Liberal Political News

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