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2 hrs ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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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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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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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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

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