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2 hrs ago | Western Star

Huckabee urges fellow conservatives to drop Common Core fight, consider standards' benefits

Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, US Politics, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, US Governors, Mike Pence

7 hrs ago | BayouBuzz.com

Mike Huckabee endorses Paul Dietzel in 6th Congressional District race

Former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is endorsing Paul Dietzel II in the crowded race for Louisiana's 6th Congressional District.

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

11 hrs ago | The Washington Monthly

Are Issue Positions Irrelevant to Character?

Running for major - and sometimes minor - offices in a competitive environment generally involves a combination of messages about one's values and policy commitments on the one hand, and about one's "character" and resume on the other.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Arkansas, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa

Thu Aug 21, 2014

USA Today

Fact check: GOP Pryor ad headed for the hall of shame

A Republican ad attacking Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas says he "voted to give Social Security benefits to illegal immigrants."

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Social Security, Personal Finance, Arkansas

Daily Kos

Red-state Democratic Senate candidates campaign on Obamacare benefits

In what may be the first, and certainly the most ambitious, such effort of the year, Senator Mark Pryor of Arkansas is going up with a new and emotional ad that is focused solely on presenting his vote for health reform as a positive.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Arkansas, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, Kentucky Government, Family, Kids

ArkansasBusiness.com

Mitt Romney Casts Cotton-Pryor Senate Race as Way to Fight Obama

Mitt Romney cast Arkansas' Senate race as a way to fight the agenda of the president who defeated him two years ago, as he campaigned Thursday on behalf of Congressman Tom Cotton's bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Democrat, Arkansas, Mitt Romney

Arkansas Times

Coal is NOT the only way to generate power; TVA switching to gas

Arkansas's tendency to adopt reflexive positions on great public policy questions has never been more in evidence than the near universal adoption by politicians of a pro-coal position.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, Recreational Vehicle, El Dorado/Honorbuilt

NWAonline

Norfork house stands as state's oldest log building

Arkansas was still just a territory when Jacob Wolf put Cherokees to work felling yellow pine trees and erecting the house that now bears his name.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Norfork, AR, Baxter County, AR, Izard County, AR, Eureka Springs, AR

Lucianne.com

First-Term Congressman Aims toTopple Pryor Dynasty in Arkansas

Arkansas has had its share of political dynasties, first and foremost the Clintons.

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

Wed Aug 20, 2014

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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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Arkansas

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

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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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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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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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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