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2 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

Alarms sound about talk of merging state employee and teacher insurance plans

I was contacted today by a teacher who's been involved in work on the disparity in health insurance coverage between state employees and public school employees .

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6 hrs ago | The City Wire

Opposition noted to effort to abolish Arkansas Lt. Governor's office

A majority of legislators from Northwest Arkansas and Fort Smith who responded The City Wire's question about the future of the Lt.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Janet Napolitano, US Governors, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat

9 hrs ago | FOX16

Attorney General Issues Consumer Alert on Landlord-Tenant Laws

Young Arkansas consumers settling into their first apartments and the landlords who rented to them both have responsibilities and protections under Arkansas law.

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13 hrs ago | FOX16

Big Rock Interchange Prepares for More Closures

Little Rock's largest interchange is changing again. Some lanes of the I-430 and I-630 interchange also known as Big Rock will be closed overnight within the month.

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18 hrs ago | FOX16

Veterans Voice Concerns at Town Hall Meeting

Veterans wanted their voices heard during a town hall meeting on Tuesday. They complained about the type of care they're getting.

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22 hrs ago | NWAonline

How We See It: Bypass Tries To Find Its Way In Missouri

Unfortunately, the bypass that matters in this context doesn't involve asphalt; the push to create a highway loop around the west side of the Benton County town can currently be described as lost, at least in Missouri.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Benton County, AR, Bella Vista, AR, Hiwasse, AR

Tue Aug 19, 2014

FOX16

Report: Staff at Alexander Youth Lock-Up Incentivize Harrassment

A report from the Disability Rights Center of Arkansas says staff at a juvenile detention facility incentivize youth to harass other youth.

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The Washington Post

GOP chairman says Arkansas key in US Senate fight

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus touted Arkansas' role Tuesday in the party's fight to take control of the U.S. Senate, as he kicked off a series of visits to the state by national GOP figures over the next week.

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

Greenwich Citizen

GOP chairman says Arkansas key in US Senate fight

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, far right, speaks with volunteer Ephrain Valdez, far left, at the Republican Party of Arkansas' Victory 365 center in Little Rock, Ark., Tuesday, Aug.19, 2014.

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

National Geographic

Coal-Dependent Arkansas Faces Stiff Emissions Target and a Running Clo

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas-At the end of 2012, at a time when many states were replacing their aging coal plants, Arkansas switched on a new $1.8-billion coal plant, one of two the state has fired up in the past five years.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Little Rock, AR, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Alternative Energy, Energy

5NEWSonline.com

Verizon Takes Top Performance Scores In Arkansas With Recent Tests

Verizon took top scores in Arkansas with recent performance tests done in the first half of 2014, according to a report by Rootmetrics.

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Sunherald.com

Roundup of Arkansas editorials

Some of the smartest people in the state are admitting, without shame, that there's a good chance we'll never know for sure if the thousands in nursing home money sent to Mike Maggio's star-crossed court of appeals campaign had anything to do with the judge's now-famous reduction of the jury award in the Martha Bull case.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Hill

Huckabee endorses Joe Miller in Alaska

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has endorsed 2010 Senate nominee Joe Miller on the eve of his Senate primary.

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

Daily Record

Behind the News

Thanks to millions of dollars from anonymous groups, Arkansas' campaign for the U.S. Senate so far has produced much sound and fury but little substance.

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

The City Wire

Arkansas worforce, employment numbers decline in July

Arkansas' July jobless rate of 6.2% is well below the 7.7% of July 2013, but the decline of more than 26,000 in the state's labor force and an employment decline of almost 6,000 in the year-over-year period indicates a struggling economy.

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Deltafarmpress

Delta Plastics announces conservation goal of 20 percent by 2020

Dhu Thompson says Delta Plastics' new H2O Initiative can help Delta farmers save up to 1 trillion gallons of irrigation water each year.

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Arkansas Times

Democratic party chair: Mark Martin's response to tax problems 'despicable'

Democratic Party of Arkansas Chair Vincent Insalaco released a statement today on Secretary of State Mark Martin , who appears to have improperly taken two homestead tax exemptions since at least 2008 and perhaps as far back as 2003.

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ArkansasBusiness.com

Arkansas Unemployment Rate at 6.2 Percent in July

Arkansas' unemployment rate was 6.2 percent in July, down one-tenth of a percentage point from June, according to a report released Monday by the state Department of Workforce Services.

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The Daily Caller

Why Republicans Should Pray The Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage

One of the most widely discussed issues on the political right is the danger supposedly posed by judicial "activism," when judges are said to substitute their personal preferences for the clear intent of the law and the Constitution.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, Huckabee, Arkansas, Entertainment, Television, US Politics, Mike Huckabee, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Sunherald.com

Reid Wilson: Arkansas deserves some applause - for its insurance coveraage

Most Americans disapprove of the Affordable Care Act and its mandate requiring adults to purchase health insurance.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Health Insurance, Health, Medicaid

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