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11 hrs ago | Customer Interaction Solutions

Sales Tax Holiday Next Weekend; More Shoppers Going Online [Times Record, Fort Smith, Ark. :: ]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) July 27--The second-biggest spending season of the year, back-to-school shopping, is upon us, and a tax holiday is set to begin Friday in Oklahoma and Saturday in Arkansas.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Education Etc., University of Arkansas

15 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

Democrats build campaign on minimum wage

John Lyon writes about a familiar topic - the Arkansas Democratic Party's hope to use a minimum wage increase as a key issue across the spectrum of candidates seeking office in November.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mike Ross, Democrat, Arkansas, Healthcare Law, Law

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Courier

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery scam

The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is warning Arkansans about scammers who are making false representations about individuals winning a lottery prize.

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Related Topix: Lottery, Arkansas

News Max

Dr. Ben Carson: Obamacare Puts Healthcare in 'Hands of Bureaucrats'

Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson charged on Saturday that Obamacare has taken away Americans' right to make their own healthcare decisions with their physicians.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, US Politics, Mike Huckabee, US News, Johns Hopkins University

Log Cabin Democrat

Brawner: Must the governor be a Farm Bureau member?

Do you know how to join Farm Bureau, and if you didn't, would that mean you couldn't be governor? I'm asking because, during a joint appearance Tuesday at a Farm Bureau meeting, Asa Hutchinson and Mike Ross were asked if they were members.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mike Ross, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Arkansas, Agriculture, Science, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas, Opinion

KSL-TV

More Arkansans graduates going straight to college

The rate of Arkansas high school seniors going directly to college increased in 2013 - continuing a trend that began in 2009 but still too slow, according to the chairman of the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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Illinoisreview

Huckabee to headline August 21st event for Darin LaHood

All posts, comments and statements made on IR are those of the authors only. Any disputes must be addressed to the writers, who are solely responsible for their posts, comments and statements.

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Related Topix: Huckabee, Entertainment, Television, US Politics, Mike Huckabee, US News, Arkansas, John McCain

Fri Jul 25, 2014

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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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

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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Related Topix: University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, Arkansas

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

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