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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

3 hrs ago | FOX16

Changes Coming for Students Across Arkansas

This month the new immunization requirements for the 2014-2015 school year were released by the Arkansas Department of Health.

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8 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

Low-income Arkansans pay higher proportion of their income in state and local taxes than the rich do

Here's another Tax Day chart, via Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families .

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13 hrs ago | Harvard Crimson

Huckabee Discusses State of Politics, Future Political Career

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee responds to a question in the Green Room of the Institute of Politics on Monday afternoon.

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17 hrs ago | NWAonline

Rexy Roars Farewell To Bentonville Public Library

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

ThinkProgress

Republican Senate Candidate Won't Say If He'd Repeal Major Obamacare Provision

Rep. Tom Cotton insists that he wants to repeal Obamacare, despite the fact that the health law's Medicaid expansion is currently providing coverage for thousands of low-income residents who previously lacked insurance.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Arkansas, Mike Beebe, US Governors

Trucker

Arkansas working to reduce wet-weather crashes

About two dozen highways in Arkansas are set to receive a new pavement treatment that's aimed at reducing crashes during wet weather, according to Arkansas highway officials.

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EDGE

Huckabee Attacks Obama's Position on Same-Sex Marriage

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee lashed out against President Barack Obama for his views on same-sex marriage on an episode of Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor" Friday, Mediate reports.

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Related Topix: Huckabee, Entertainment, Television, US Politics, Mike Huckabee, US News, Arkansas, Barack Obama, Gay/Lesbian, Hillary Clinton

ThinkProgress

Huckabee: There's More Freedom In North Korea Than In The U.S.

Former Arkansas governor, and current Fox News contributor, Mike Huckabee told a conservative gathering this weekend that he is "beginning to think that there's more freedom in North Korea sometimes than there is in the United States."

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Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, Prison, US Politics, Mike Huckabee, US News, Arkansas, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Liberal Political News

The Baxter Bulletin

U.S. Senate race: Cotton calls for debates with Pryor

Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton on Sunday called for a series of five debates with Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor, the incumbent Cotton is challenging in Arkansas' U.S. Senate race.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Arkansas, Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Lincoln

Sun Apr 13, 2014

The City Wire

Ethics-term limit proposal not popular with Arkansas voters

A legislative-referred proposed constitutional amendment is opposed more than two-to-one by voters, in large part due to a proposed change in the state's term limits law.

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SanLuisObispo.com

Shoffner overshadows race for Arkansas treasurer

Overshadowed by a former state treasurer's conviction on bribery and extortion charges, the race is pitting two GOP rivals who each insist they're the best candidate to overhaul a troubled office.

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Politico

Ryan isn't committing to 2016

The Wisconsin Republican was but a blip on the radar here Friday, in his second visit to the Hawkeye State since 2012.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Steve King, Bobby Jindal, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, Iowa, Arkansas

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Rand Paul says conservatives need a bold message

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaks at a GOP Freedom Summit, Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Manchester, N.H. Several potential Republican White House contenders _ among them Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Ted Cruz, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee _ headline a conference Saturday in New Hampshire, hosted by the conservative groups Citizens United and ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Manchester, NH, Senator Ted Cruz, Arkansas, Mike Huckabee

Daily Kos

AR-Sen: AR Dems Presents Top Ten Tom Cotton (R) Whoppers

Received this e-mail yesterday from the Arkansas Democratic Party regarding Tea Party Congressman and U.S. Senate candidate, Tom Cotton : Big news in the entertainment world yesterday with CBS announcing that Stephen Colbert will be replacing David Letterman on The Late Show.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Arkansas, Best of 2007, The Colbert Report, Comedy, Entertainment, Television

Norwalk Citizen News

Mike Huckabee: North Korea Sometimes Has 'More Freedom' Than The US

Speaking at the conservative "Freedom Summit" in New Hampshire on Saturday , former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said he's beginning to believe that there's "more freedom in North Korea sometimes than there is in the United States."

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Arkansas Times

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel rejects marijuana legalization initiative

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel yesterday released an opinion rejecting the wording for a proposed ballot initiative which would allow voters to decide whether to end the state's legal prohibition of marijuana.

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Log Cabin Democrat

Agencies respond to chemical spill at Amity Road

A 150 gallon mixture of xylene and ethyl benzene was spilled at a Halliburton chemical service, Multi-Chem, at Amity Road in Conway Thursday.

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Arkansas Times

Millions of mentally ill Americans without health insurance in states that refused Medicaid expansion

Great story in Stateline on the nearly 4 million Americans with serious mental health conditions who have been left without health insurance by the decision of 24 states turn down federal money to expand Medicaid .

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

Arkansas Times

The Where We Are with Health Care Expansion Edition

The state of Arkansas appealing a federal judge's ruling striking down the 12-week abortion ban the legislature passed in 2012, the latest in the race for U.S. Senate between Tom Cotton and Mark Pryor , the latest silliness in the judicial eligibility controversy and where we are with health care expansion in Arkansas and nationally - all covered ... (more)

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

News Observer

More Republicans getting on TV in NC Senate race

On Friday, the Rev. Mark Harris rolled out his first commercial, now airing on cable television statewide but later expanding to broadcast stations, a campaign spokesman said.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Arkansas, Huckabee, Entertainment, Television, Mike Huckabee

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