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3 hrs ago | The Courier

Pryor launches women's issues coalition

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor launched a coalition Thursday to tout his positions supporting raising Arkansas' minimum wage and pay equity as he tries to turn out the women's vote in his re-election campaign.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Arkansas, 2012 Presidential Election

7 hrs ago | The City Wire

Arkansas stakeholders debate impact of proposed - Clean Power Plan'

Six stakeholder groups went back-and-forth Thursday for several hours on the economic impact of the Environmental Protection Agency's pending regulations to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants in Arkansas.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, North Little Rock, AR

9 hrs ago | KATV Little Rock

Families plead with legislators to adopt CFCO

In Arkansas there are 2,800 people working their way up a list, hoping to get a waiver for at home or community care for the severely disabled.

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Yesterday | The Courier

Unaccompanied children pose little risk of spreading infectious disease

The Arkansas Department of Health, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has concluded that unaccompanied children who have arrived in the state from Central America pose little risk of spreading infectious diseases to the public.

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Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Arkansas, Vaccinations, Health, Chickenpox

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Politico

Poll: Romney breaks away in Iowa

The day after Mitt Romney opened the door to another possible presidential run, a new poll shows he has a huge lead among likely 2016 Iowa Republican caucus voters.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Suffolk University, 9, Arkansas

Daily Kos

Obamacare premiums will decrease 2 percent in Arkansas

Perhaps Rep. Tom Cotton would care to revise his statement about who Obamacare "drove up the cost of [a ] health insurance premiums."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Arkansas, Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Liberal Political News

FOX16

Monticello Residents: 'Take out Dead Man's Curve'

Fifty-two Monticello residents are calling on the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department to "take out" Dead Man's Curve.

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KGNS-TV Laredo

Perry polling better after indictment

That number is up seven percent since May. When comparing possible Republican presidential contenders in the first-in-the-nation voting state, Perry ties for fourth with another Texan - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz - each with 10 percent.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Arkansas

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Pryor invokes Ebola outbreak in new TV attack ad

Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor invoked the Ebola outbreak in a new television ad unveiled this week criticizing his Republican rival over a vote against medical disaster funding, injecting fears about the deadly disease into an already intense race.

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

KSFO-AM San Francisco

Ebola Outbreak Becomes Issue in Arkansas Senate Race

An unexpected issue popped up in the Arkansas Senate race this week -- Ebola. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., released an ad titled "Emergency Response," highlighting the recent Ebola outbreak, saying his opponent Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., voted against funding for medical disaster aid.

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

Fox News

Dem Arkansas Sen. Pryor invokes Ebola outbreak fears in new TV attack ad

Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor invoked the Ebola outbreak in a new television ad unveiled this week criticizing his Republican rival over a vote against medical disaster funding, injecting fears about the deadly disease into an already intense 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, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Conservative Political News

The Courier

Officers crack down on drunk driving

Local law enforcement agencies and the Arkansas State Police are participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over national campaign.

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NJ.com

Arkansans high on Chris Christie in 2016 ahead of RGA visit to southern state today

SPRINGDALE, Ark. - More than 1,200 miles from New Jersey, in this Republican stronghold in the Northwest corner of Arkansas, you could hang a sign that reads simply: "This is Christie country."

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Related Topix: US News, Arkansas, Chris Christie, Springdale, AR, US Governors

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Deseret News

Join the discussion: Is Common Core just misunderstood?

In this Oct. 1, 2013, file photo, Amy Lawson, a fifth-grade teacher at Silver Lake Elementary School in Middletown, Del., teaches an English language arts lesson.

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

The City Wire

Jobs chief: Workforce quality an - emergency' in Arkansas

The state's economic development community concluded two days of workshops hearing from leaders who called for a workforce overhaul and potential changes to Amendment 82, the state's superproject amendment.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Jacksonville, AR, Mississippi County, AR

Towleroad

Mike Huckabee and Tom Delay Throw Support Behind Hate Conference That Can't Book A Venue

The World Congress of Families, a noted anti-gay hate group and major opponent of LGBTQ rights, is having a difficult time finding an Australian venue willing to host its annual conference scheduled to commence this upcoming Saturday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Tom DeLay, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Huckabee, Gay/Lesbian, Arkansas

ThinkProgress

Obamacare Premiums Will Fall In Arkansas

Health care premiums for Obamacare policies in Arkansas will decrease by two percent on average in 2015, undermining conservative predictions of double or triple digit increases.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Democrat, Mark Pryor, US Politics, Arkansas, Law, Healthcare Law, Health, Medicaid, Liberal Political News

Arkansas Times

Obamacare premiums in Arkansas projected to drop 2 percent in 2015

Insurance companies have proposed a net reduction in premiums of 2 percent next year for the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace , the health insurance exchange created by the Affordable Care Act .

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

The Weekly Standard

Jump the Shark Moment for Pryor Campaign

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

The City Wire

Arkansans plan to save more, spend less with conservative outlook

The majority of Arkansas consumers in the recent Arvest Consumer Sentiment poll indicated they have not made a major household purchase in the past six months.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, University of Arkansas

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