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2 hrs ago | Heavy Duty Trucking

Maverick Expands Driver Training Center

With the additional space, Maverick now has the ability to train 210 drivers at any one time.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Truckers

6 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

Ghost of the Mariel boatlift - Bart Hester raises alarm about immigrants coming to Arkansas

I'm surprised it's taken this long for an extremist Republican to score political points on the humanitarian crisis on the Texas border, where immigration authorities are coping with a flood of children from Central America seeking refuge.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, US Governors

11 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

Democrats hit Asa, but Asa might be right

The Democratic Party was quick to hit Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson for not cheering the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce party line at a joint Fort Smith appearance before chamberites today with Democra t Mike Ross Said a party spokesman: Today, Congressman Hutchinson spoke at the Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce First Friday ... (more)

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

Thu Jul 31, 2014

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: US Governors, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Arkansas, Arkansas Government, University of Arkansas

News Max

Sabato: Arkansas Leans Republican, Hutchinson Leads

Arkansas' gubernatorial race, once deemed a "toss-up" by Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics and author of the Sabato's Crystal Ball blog, is leaning Republican.

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

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Arkansas Times

Johnny Key leaving Senate; says votes lacking on broadband change

Thrusday will be the last day in the state Senate for Republican Johnny Key of Mountain Home, who'll start a job Friday as lobbyist for the University of Arkansas System the next week.

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ArkansasBusiness.com

Zilkha Biomass Energy Announces $90 Million Facility, 52 Jobs in Monticello

Zilkha Biomass Energy announced Wednesday morning its plans to build a $90 million facility in Monticello that will create 52 jobs.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Biomass, Energy, US Governors, Arkansas

Arkansas Times

Re Asa's tax problem: No whining allowed

Enough is on the record to let everyone decide how much blame to lay on Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Huthchnson for cheating on property taxes for for four years and then taking corrective steps when it was time to run for governor.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, US Governors

Tue Jul 29, 2014

FOX16

Storm Victims in Three AR Counties Eligible for State Aid

Governor Mike Beebe has released $300,000 from the Governor's Disaster Fund to provide assistance to eligible, uninsured victims of the severe storms and flooding that occurred at the end of June.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Weather, St. Francis, AR

Daily Record

Behind the News

The Arkansas Department of Higher Education will use $1.6 million of the state's "rainy-day funds" to pay for a larger-than-usual number of Governor's Distinguished Scholarships this year.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, US Governors, Lottery

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Log Cabin Democrat

Arkansas Counties receive Federal Disaster declarations

United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has made Secretarial disaster declarations for farmers and ranchers in 10 Arkansas counties that suffered losses due to flash flooding, excessive rain, high winds, hail, and dangerous lightning beginning on June 29, 2014, and continuing.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Tom Vilsack, Weather, Hailstorm, Natural Disasters, US Governors, Arkansas

Daily Kos

Rep. Tom Cotton praises disaster relief program he voted against

Rep. Tom Cotton , who is challenging Sen. Mark Pryor in Arkansas this November, sent out a press release yesterday celebrating the speedy approval of disaster relief funds for Arkansas farmers impacted by crop losses after recent flooding .

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

Arkansas Times

Beebe, telecomm companies fight over broadband

You get the distinct impression that Gov. Mike Beebe is pushing to deliver legislation to allow public schools to hook into an existing state broadband network before he leaves office at the end of the year.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Arkansas

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Switched

Tom Cotton Touts Disaster Aid He Voted Against

Sen. Mark Pryor's re-election campaign blasted challenger Rep. Tom Cotton on Wednesday for touting disaster aid for Arkansas farmers affected by floods, even though Cotton voted against the 2014 and 2013 Farm Bills.

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

Wed Jul 23, 2014

ArkansasBusiness.com

Arkansas Venture Center Names Operations Team

Gov. Mike Beebe helped officially launch the AVC in May. The AVC on Wednesday announced its operations team funded through a state matching grant.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Marketing, Little Rock, AR

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Courier

Summertime in Arkansas

With Gov. Beebe leading an economic development mission in Europe, this week's column is presented by Richard Davies, Director of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, US Governors, University of Arkansas, Hot Springs, AR, Lake Hamilton, AR, Eureka Springs, AR

Asbury Park Press

Christie to campaign in Arkansas in August

Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson announced Saturday at his state Republican Party's annual convention that Christie would be visiting to help raise funds for his campaign on August 27th, according to the Associated Press .

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Batesville Daily Guard

Louisiana crew targets 4th WR canoe race title in row

Going up? Independence County received a $150,000 County Courthouse Restoration Subgrant to install an elevator at the 1940 courthouse.

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Related Topix: Independence County, AR, US Governors, Arkansas, North Little Rock, AR

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Arkansas Times

Greetings from Prague - and an open line

It's another uncommonly cool day in Arkansas - 71 at mid-afternoon at my place - so who'd want to flee Little Rock this week.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tim Griffin, US Governors, Arkansas, Arkansas Government, Travel, Europe Travel, Czech Republic Travel, Prague, Czech Republic Travel

Sunherald.com

Christie, Romney to stump for Hutchinson

Hutchinson on Saturday announced that Romney and Christie were coming to Arkansas for separate fundraisers for his bid for Arkansas governor.

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Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Chris Christie, US Governors, Mitt Romney, Arkansas

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