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1 hr ago | The City Wire
Members of the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce received an update Friday morning on the current state of the so-called Private Option, Arkansas' answer to the Affordable Care Act , where money that would be spent on Medicaid coverage for poor Arkansans is instead used to purchase private insurance for individuals generally earning less than ... (more)
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5 hrs ago | FOX16
A new report, "Arkansas's Big Health Problems and How We Plan to Solve Them," shows short life expectancy, high infant mortality and low health literacy are three of the most pressing public health concerns in Arkansas.
6 hrs ago | Gawker
Mike Maggio is a judge in Arkansas. He is also a big LSU fan. He is also the commenter geauxjudge on an LSU fan site, and he posts some peachy comments there about sluts, gays, minorities, rodeo sex fantasies, and this one time he presided over Charlize Theron's son's adoption.
9 hrs ago | The Beaumont Enterprise
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Friday, March 7, 2014.
13 hrs ago | Asbury Park Press
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says the United States' standing in the world has diminished under President Barack Obama and its next leader faces a tough task in rebuilding America's might.
13 hrs ago | The Washington Post
Former governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee delivers remarks during the 41st Annual Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor.
13 hrs ago | The Washington Post
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee speaks at the 41st Annual Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., on March 7. Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee pleased the crowded ballroom at CPAC this morning as he slammed President Obama's foreign policy, echoing criticism ... (more)
17 hrs ago | The Baxter Bulletin
Not surprisingly Arkansas was in the top 10, which should be read as the bottom 10. But we always are.
I'm not sure that this really counts as good news, but for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie it must feel like it, at least relatively speaking: In a new Washington Post -ABC News poll, more Americans-47 percent-say they would at least consider voting for Christie in 2016, more than any other Republican tested.
Rave Mobile Safety, the trusted software partner for campus and public safety , today announced major enhancements to its SmartPrepare emergency management platform.
A new report published by the Economic Policy Institute finds that all 50 states have experienced widening income inequality in recent decades.
Arkansas Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor said his opponent Republican Rep. Tom Cotton feels he is entitled to join the Senate because he had served in the military.
The line is open. Finishing up: * THE BATTLE FOR CONTROL OF THE ARKANSAS HOUSE : Michael Cook at Talk Business sets out his reasons for believing that the Democrats have a shot at retaking control of the Arkansas House in 2015, or at least making a strong run.
Arkansas Republicans have finally relented, and have voted to allow the state's private-option Medicaid expansion to continue after 2014.
The state's House of Representatives on Tuesday approved the measure by a single vote, overcoming opposition from conservatives who viewed the program as an endorsement of the Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan will headline the Iowa GOP's Lincoln Day Dinner next month, fueling speculation that the Wisconsin Republican may be gearing up for a 2016 presidential bid.
PRYOR: In the senate we have all kinds of different people, all kinds of different folks who come from different backgrounds.