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3 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

Democratic Congressional candidates outraised in opponents in first quarter of 2014

The Democratic Party of Arkansas is doing some bragging, as their congressional candidates out-raised opponents in the first quarter this year: AR-01: Jackie McPherson Outraised Rep. Crawford.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Eric "Rick" Crawford, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Rick Crawford, Representative Tom Cotton, Blanche Lincoln, US Senate, Democrat, Arkansas

7 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

State agencies aim to make sure private option plans only cover essential health benefits

A new bulletin from the Arkansas Insurance Department includes a rule that will help the Department of Human Services keep costs down for the private option in future years.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Health Insurance

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Arkansas Times

Tom Cotton and the 'repeal and replace' dance on Obamacare

Greg Sargent at the Washington Post highlights the Arkansas Blog's recent coverage of Rep. Tom Cotton , who offered a somewhat garbled message on health care.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Representative Eric "Rick" Crawford, Representative Rick Crawford, Arkansas, Healthcare Law, Law

CNN

Huckabee narrowly tops 3-straight 2016 Iowa GOP polls

All three surveys indicate there's no frontrunner in the very early hunt for the GOP presidential nomination in the state that votes first in the race for the White House.

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Related Topix: Huckabee, Entertainment, Iowa, Television, US News, Arkansas, US Politics, Mike Huckabee, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

Arkansas Times

Arkansas Lottery Commission embraces keno, monitor games

A day after the Arkansas Lottery Legislative Oversight Committee passed a motion against the lottery adding video monitor games, the Arkansas Lottery Commission today approved adding the game s, which Lottery Director Bishop Woosley pitched as a way to reach to boost revenues for the flagging lottery.

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Related Topix: Lottery, Arkansas, Little Rock, AR

FOX16

ACLU Challenges Arkansas Voter ID Law

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas and Arkansas Public Law Center today filed a lawsuit challenging the state's voter ID law.

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ArkansasBusiness.com

Cracking The Complex Code of Arkansas Politics

Arkansans are known for being predictably unpredictable at the ballot box. For candidates running for office in 2014, it makes things more complicated.

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FOX16

I-55 Bridge Reopens in Memphis after Barge Strike

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department reports that the I-55 bridge over the Mississippi River has been reopened after being shutdown following a barge strike.

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The Baxter Bulletin

Pinkston, MHJH get cash for performance

On Thursday, school district officials and state politicians will visit Pinkston Middle School and Mountain Home Junior High School to recognize both as high performing schools, joining 204 other public schools across Arkansas to earn the designation.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Arkansas, Mike Beebe, US Governors

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Arkansas Times

Blood moon open line

Stargazers last night caught a glimpse of the "Blood Moon," the first total lunar eclipse in more than two year.

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

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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Related Topix: Arkansas, Health, Vaccinations, Education Etc.

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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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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Related Topix: Arkansas, US Politics, Mike Huckabee, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, US News, Bill Clinton, Wedding

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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Related Topix: Arkansas, Weather

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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Related Topix: Arkansas, Hendrix College

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