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9 hrs ago | KATV Little Rock

Important changes in vaccination schedule for students

If you're gearing up for back to school time, make sure you know about some important changes before your kids go back into the classroom.

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13 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

The coming hepatitis C 'tsunami'

There's a deadly virus infecting an estimated 38,000 Arkansans that is spread largely through IV drug use and sexual contact, but also medical procedures such as blood transfusions.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Liver Cancer, Health, Medicaid

Yesterday | Arkansas Online

DHS revives plan to sell Ricks Armory to UAMS

The state Department of Human Services agreed Thursday to restart negotiations to sell Ricks Armory to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, a plan that had been delayed by the state National Guard's request for funding to relocate from the facility.

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Yesterday | Arkansas Online

Arkansas postcard past

Fort Smith, circa 1924 Established in 1853 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Anne's Academy educated young Arkansans for 120 years.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Times-Herald

Stormchaser

Sorting through rubble in what used to be the town of Vilona, Ark., tornado chaser Greg Johnson was looking for bodies with his team.

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Examiner.com

Scholarships: how are Arkansans paying for college?

If you or your child plan to attend an Arkansas college or university in the fall of 2015, it's time to start searching admissions requirements and available scholarships in order to pay for college.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, University of Arkansas, Standardized Testing, Education, Little Rock, AR, University of Arkansas Little Rock

Switched

Tom Cotton Touts Disaster Aid He Voted Against

Sen. Mark Pryor's re-election campaign blasted challenger Rep. Tom Cotton on Wednesday for touting disaster aid for Arkansas farmers affected by floods, even though Cotton voted against the 2014 and 2013 Farm Bills.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Arkansas, Mike Beebe, US Governors, Representative Gabrielle Giffords

Politico

Poll: Clinton sweeps GOP in Florida

According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday, the former secretary of state holds at least a 7-percentage-point lead in match-ups against potential GOP challengers in the politically crucial Sunshine State.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Florida, Florida Government, Senator Rand Paul, Senator Ted Cruz, Arkansas

KSLA-TV Shreveport

Ark. AG warns against scams with MoneyPak cards

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says criminals are increasingly turning to items such as Green Dot MoneyPak cards as a means to steal.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The City Wire

Utility official says rules may threaten Arkansas' ranking for low energy costs

A recent study by the website Wallet Hub lists Arkansas as among the nation's most inexpensive states when it comes to energy consumption, but an official with a local electric cooperative said that could change if proposed federal environmental policies are fully enacted.

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

The Courier

What the third party candidates said

It's still a tossup as to who will be the next governor, but we know who it won't be: neither Frank Gilbert nor Josh Drake, the Libertarian and Green Party nominees.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Wedding, Prison

Cybercast News Service

Poll: Darth Vader More Popular Than All 2016 Candidates

's favorability ratings of potential 2016 candidates. The result was a potentially new low in American politics.

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

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The City Wire

Arkansas' political week focuses on health care rulings, alcohol sales

Some Republican candidates in Arkansas are jumping on the opportunity to comment on Tuesday's rulings by two federal appeals courts that affect the nation's healthcare law.

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

TheBlaze.com

Why Common Core Supporters Are Suing Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal

Jindal said in a statement that the lawsuit has no merit and cited a law that gives his administration the authority to oversee contracts.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Arkansas

Politico

Syria's guns heard in Arkansas race

Incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor is no boat-rocker when it comes to foreign policy.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, US Senate, Senator John Boozman, John Boozman, Mark Pryor, Democrat, Arkansas, Barack Obama

WPTV Local News

Tea party candidate targets Lamar Alexander

"I haven't seen you in a hundred years!" he says, pumping the hand of a grey-haired man in a navy suit.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican, Eric Cantor, US House of Representatives, Thad Cochran, Arkansas, Mike Huckabee, Immigration Reform

Arkansas Times

D.C. appeals court deals blow to Affordable Care Act

UPDATE: Here's two separate judicial decisions. One is judicial activism, but conservatives will love it.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Arkansas

The Washington Post

Arkansas Weighs Plan To Make Some Medicaid Enrollees Fund Savings Accounts

If all goes according to plan, next year many Arkansas Medicaid beneficiaries will be required to make monthly contributions to so-called Health Independence Accounts.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Arkansas, Health Insurance, US Politics, US News

The Courier

Lottery officials warn of scam

Officials with the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery are warning Arkansans of a scam where people not affiliated with ASL call residents and say they have won lottery prizes.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

FactCheck.org

Stretching the Truth in Arkansas

The conservative group Americans for Prosperity stretches the truth to attack Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas for "higher gas and grocery bills."

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Arkansas, Agriculture, Science, Barack Obama

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