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25 min ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Arkansas

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

Bellingham Herald

Arkansas Red Cross deploys 2 disaster responders

It will be the agency's second time within a few months that it will be providing disaster support to the state of Washington.

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Log Cabin Democrat

Road work starting on Highway 65, Lower Ridge Road

Starting Monday night, road crews will be working on Highway 65 between Interstate 40 and the Cadron Creek.

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Related Topix: Arkansas

The Courier

Up to you to decide how we move forward

Arkansas is one of 24 states where if one gathers enough signatures, their issue can appear on the November ballot.

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Related Topix: Arkansas

The City Wire

The finances of lottery offices

Editor's note: Maylon Rice has 40 years of experience working as a newspaper reporter, columnist and editor at several Arkansas newspapers.

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Related Topix: Lottery, Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, Springdale, AR

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Gallery: Kansas pilots volunteer time, planes to rescue dogs

Alfredo Gimenez, a test pilot engineer at Bombardier Learjet, greets Lotto, a rescued pit bull, Saturday at Fort Smith Regional Airport in Arkansas.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS, Arkansas

The City Wire

Bill Kristol opines on Pryor-Cotton race, talks about Clinton in 2016

The Weekly Standard founder, publisher and editor Bill Kristol says Arkansas is "almost" a must-win for Republicans if they are to take back the U.S. Senate.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Arkansas, Bill Clinton, History in the News

Arkansas Online

Arkansans Across the Minors

News and notes Three players with Arkansas ties who were drafted in June's major league draft did not sign with the teams that drafted them by Friday's deadline.

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Related Topix: Arkansas

NWAonline

Why WASPS Buzz So Loudly These Days

John Brummett says Arkansas politics aren't local any more. Now "we subjugate our charm and eccentricity to the general national debate."

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Related Topix: Arkansas, US News, Health Insurance, Health, George Bush, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Arkansas Times

Greetings from Prague - and an open line

It's another uncommonly cool day in Arkansas - 71 at mid-afternoon at my place - so who'd want to flee Little Rock this week.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tim Griffin, Mike Beebe, US Governors, Arkansas, Travel, Europe Travel, Czech Republic Travel, Prague, Czech Republic Travel

Star Tribune

Scientists playing to the crowd to try to fund next big discovery

In over three decades of studying ferns, Duke University professor Kathleen Pryer has received her share of grant money.

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Related Topix: Duke University, Arkansas, North Carolina, Agriculture, Science

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