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3 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

No special election for Johnny Key's Senate seat

I wrote confidently yesterday that there would be no special election to fill Sen. Johnny Key's seat after his departure today to take a $130,000-a-year lobbying job at the University of Arkansas System immediately rather than complete the five months left in his term.

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Related Topix: Mike Beebe, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Arkansas, University of Arkansas

7 hrs ago | SanLuisObispo.com

City or tropics? Obama ponders where to put presidential library

A group of longtime friends and supporters, including his former campaign manager and fundraiser, is in the midst of planning a multimillion-dollar presidential library that will house enough unclassified documents to fill four 18-wheelers and enough artifacts to fill a swimming pool.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, New York, University of Arkansas, Arkansas, Illinois, Illinois Government

10 hrs ago | ArkansasBusiness.com

NERA Study: EPA Regs Would Cost Arkansas Jobs, Millions in Compliance

A new study conducted by NERA Economic Consulting , and commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers , says new ozone regulations would cost Arkansas thousands of jobs per year and hundreds of millions of dollars in compliance costs.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The City Wire

Hutchinson tops Ross in recent Arkansas gubernatorial poll

A new Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix College survey of 1,780 likely state voters shows Republican Asa Hutchinson with a 46-41% lead over Democrat Mike Ross in the Arkansas Governor's race.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mike Ross, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Arkansas, Hendrix College, African-American

FOX16

Nimrod Lake Swim Beaches to Stay Closed, Algae Levels High

The Army Corps of Engineers will continue to keep swim beaches closed for now on Nimrod Lake because of elevated blue green algae levels.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Weather

Arkansas Times

Who needs a survey on gay discrimination when you have Jerry Cox and the Family Council?

The rising tide of equality for LGBT people, though it has a long way to go, is nonetheless obvious to those who want to discriminate against gay people, such as Jerry Cox of the Family Council.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Arkansas, Family, Kids, Transgender

Tue Jul 29, 2014

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

The City Wire

New Senate poll shows Cotton maintaining narrow lead over Pryor

A new Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix College survey of 1,780 likely Arkansas voters shows U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle, with a 44-42% lead over two-term incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor.

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

KSLA-TV Shreveport

DHS official retiring after 36-year career

Department of Human Services official Joni Jones will retire at the end of August, ending a career with the agency that spanned nearly 40 years.

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Related Topix: Arkansas

The Item

Poll: Christie leads pack of potential Republican presidential contenders

Governor Christie jumped to the top of the list of potential Republican presidential primary contenders in a nationwide poll released this week.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Senator Rand Paul, Chris Christie, US Governors, Arkansas, Mike Huckabee, Senator Ted Cruz

The Courier

Congress offers only a patch to road fund shortfall

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is working to pave the last gravel state highway.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Eric "Rick" Crawford, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Arkansas, Representative Rick Crawford, Crawford County, AR

Daily Record

Bowen Law School Alumni

Andree Yvonne Layton Roaf was an Arkansas attorney and jurist. Inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1996, Roaf distinguished herself in the fields of biology, law, and community service.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Healthcare Law, Law, Biology, Science, White Hall, AR, Michigan State University

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Media Matters for America

BarbWire.com: When A Hate Group Creates Its Own Conservative "News" Site

The vice president of a notorious right-wing legal organization has spent much of 2014 developing one of the most extreme anti-LGBT "news" sites on the internet.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Gay/Lesbian, Liberty University, Arkansas

Free Republic

Mike Huckabee Fans Revolt After He Endorses Lamar Alexander

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee angered his Facebook fans after endorsing Sen. Lamar Alexander against conservative state Representative Joe Carr last month.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican, Mike Huckabee, Arkansas, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Immigration Reform

Arkansas Times

HRC announces new state director, results of largest-ever survey of LGBT Arkansans

At a press conference in the State Capitol rotunda this morning, the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual support and advocacy organization, announced the new state director of HRC Arkansas , and the results of the largest survey of LGBT Arkansans ever conducted in the state.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, Little Rock, AR

Sun Jul 27, 2014

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

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

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