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3 hrs ago | 5NEWSonline.com

High Five: Arkansas Teacher Of The Year Finalists Selected

The Arkansas Teacher of the Year finalists have been selected. All 15 finalists got to meet Gov. Mike Beebe, D-Ark., and they all received $1,000.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, US Governors

4 hrs ago | Log Cabin Democrat

Murphy sworn in as circuit judge

Murphy was appointed by Governor Mike Beebe to finishing out the term of former judge Mike Maggio, who was formally removed from the 2nd Division bench lasts week by the state Supreme Court. At the first of the year, Murphy will take over Circuit Judge Amy Brazil's 5th Division court, having defeated Brazil in the election.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Conway, AR

14 hrs ago | The City Wire

28 businesses, organizations win Governor's Quality Awards

Gov. Mike Beebe presided over his last Governor's Quality Awards banquet bestowing 28 different Arkansas companies with awards for performance and organizational excellence. The event, held at the Little Rock Marriott Hotel in downtown Little Rock on Monday evening, celebrated its 20th anniversary.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Beebe, AR, Arkansas, Little Rock, AR, Fort Smith, AR

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Arkansas Times

The open line: Demonstration for disability program; Attorney General McDaniel makes a hospital visit

The open line and video roundup are here. Also: * H OSPITALIZED : A ttorney General Dustin McDaniel was treated at UAMS today for what was described as a reaction to a new blood pressure medication.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Little Rock, AR, Social Software, Pulaski County, AR

Log Cabin Democrat

Mike Murphy to finish Maggio's term

Conway City Attorney Mike Murphy has been appointed by Gov. Mike Beebe to complete Mike Maggio's term as circuit court judge. The term ends on Dec. 31. The Arkansas Supreme Court ordered Maggio removed from office, with Chief Justice Jim Hannah writing that suspension with pay until the end of Maggio's term was an inappropriate sanction.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Arkansas

Arkansas Times

Davy Carter backs one Democrat for Senate, gives favorable nod to Karen Garcia

Republican Party discipline is near absolute but House Speaker Davy Carter has proven the rare exception to this rule again. He's endorsed state Rep. James McLean of Batesville, a Democrat, seeking to succeed Democratic Sen. David Wyatt, who did not seek re-election.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, John Duncan, Twitter, Healthcare Law, Law, US Governors

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Arkansas Times

Beebe: No politics in Leslie Rutledge's poor rating at DHS

A spokesman for Gov. Mike Beebe today brushed away a suggestion that politics played a role in the addition of a "do not rehire" message to Leslie Rutledge's personnel file after she resigned as a staff attorney at the Department of Human Services in 2007. The Repblican candidate for attorney general raised that as a possible defense of her negative evaluation after it was disclosed last week.

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Related Topix: US Governors, US Politics, Mike Huckabee, US News, Jacksonville, AR, Lonoke, AR

SFGate

The Muses Project Presents 'Opera Classics' Concerts

On Sept. 13 and 14, The Muses will celebrate fall's arrival with the first two "Opera Classics" concerts, as part of its Four Seasons in Art and Song Subscription Series.

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Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Little Rock, AR, US Governors, Beebe, AR, Texarkana, AR, Hot Springs, AR

Fri Sep 12, 2014

FOX16

Governor Office Prepares to Name Judge Maggio's Replacement

A Faulkner County Circuit Judge who hit national headlines after making controversial online comments and divulging details in a celebrity adoption has been removed from his office. A Faulkner County Circuit Judge who hit national headlines after making controversial online comments and divulging details in a celebrity adoption has been removed from his office.

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Related Topix: Faulkner County, AR, US Governors

Arkansas Times

Justice Cliff Hoofman recuses from same-sex marriage appeal

Supreme Court Justice Cliff Hoofman has recused from considering the appeal of Judge Chris Piazza's decision striking down the state's constitutional and statutory ban on same-sex marriage. The recusal was filed Wednesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Wedding, US Governors, Beebe, AR, US Politics, Mike Huckabee, US News, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Mike Ross, US House of Representatives, Democrat

ABC News

A Look at Voter Photo ID Requirements

Nineteen states have laws that require voters to show photo identification at the polls, though legal fights are pending over the issue in four states, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Civil rights groups argue such laws unfairly target poor and elderly residents who are less likely to have IDs, while supporters say they protect against voter fraud.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Government, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, US Governors, Eric Holder, ACLU

Log Cabin Democrat

Fifteen Teacher of the Year finalists selected across state

Fifteen teachers from across Arkansas, including Lindsay S. Griffin of the Greenbrier School District, have been selected as 2015 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalists. Gov. Mike Beebe will recognize them at a 10 a.m. ceremony Sept.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Education Etc., US Governors

KSL-TV

AmeriCorps anniversary marked at Clinton Library

Retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark and Gov. Mike Beebe are speaking at an event in Little Rock to mark the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps.

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KSL-TV

Arkansas names 15 finalists for teacher of year

The Arkansas Department of Education has announced the 15 regional finalists for the 2015 Arkansas Teacher of the Year award. Gov. Mike Beebe will honor the finalists Sept.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, US Governors, Education Etc., West Memphis, AR

Wed Sep 10, 2014

The City Wire

GAO report says Arkansas' Private Option plan $778 million over budget

A Congressional watchdog agency says Arkansas' private option won't be revenue neutral and could bring a price tag for state taxpayers of $778 million over the next three years. On Monday, the Governmental Accountability Office released a 16-page report that outlined its contention that the 2013 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services approval of a waiver for the private option - Arkansas' bipartisan-crafted Medicaid expansion plan - would have cost more than straight Medicaid expansion.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Arkansas Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Governors

The Miami Herald

Ross, Hutchinson to square off in televised debate

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson and Democratic rival Mike Ross are squaring off next week in a statewide televised debate. Little Rock television station KARK announced Wednesday it will host a debate Sept.

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Log Cabin Democrat

New speaker booked for awards gala

Sericia Cole, executive director of the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, will be the keynote speaker at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce's Minority Enterprise Development awards gala. The event will take place Thursday, Sept.

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Related Topix: University of Central Arkansas, African-American, US Governors, Beebe, AR, Philander Smith College

Mon Sep 08, 2014

The City Wire

Wal-Mart's onshoring manufacturing effort hits snag with Redman problem

Mel Redman was the early face of the much-publicized effort by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to return manufacturing jobs on the U.S., but his company faces a troubling hitch in plans by to make battery-operated ride-on toys in Redman & Associates spacious new assembly plant in Rogers. Sales Chief, Redman's Hong Kong-based manufacturing arm cut off the 60-day credit line with Redman and demanded full payment for the toys ordered for the holidays, according to a lawsuit filed by Redman in Federal court on Friday .

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Related Topix: Retail, Wal Mart Stores, Arkansas, US Governors

SFGate

GAO: Arkansas Medicaid plan not revenue-neutral

Arkansas' Medicaid expansion plan, in which the state uses federal dollars to buy private health insurance for its poorer residents, will cost taxpayers an extra $778 million over the next three years rather than being "revenue-neutral" to the federal budget, according to a government report released Monday. The plan's supporters disputed the findings.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Health Insurance, US Governors, Science / Technology

The City Wire

Brooks appointed to Arkansas Economic Development Commission

Mary Beth Brooks, president and CEO of Bank of Fayetteville, talks during a February 2013 interview with The City Wire. Mary Beth Brooks, president and CEO of Bank of Fayetteville, has been appointed by Gov. Mike Beebe as a member of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, the 16-member panel that provides guidance and direction to the state agency focused on job recruitment and retention.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, US Governors, University of Arkansas, Fort Smith, AR

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