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  1. Foes of HB1228 gather in LRRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | NWAonline

    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MELISSA SUE GERRITS - 03/29/15 - Crowd members listen to Barb Mariani speak on a bill called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act during a gathering at South On Main restaurant in Little Rock March 29, 2015. About 700 people gathered in Little Rock on Sunday opposing an Arkansas bill they say would allow businesses to refuse service to gays and transgender people.

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  2. Slim PickingsRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | NWAonline

    STATS: Vary by flavor; all 300 calories or fewer. The Hickory Smoked Ham Bowl, for example, contains 250 calories and 11 fat, 26 carbohydrate, 4 fiber and 12 protein grams.

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  3. Laser projector stars at LR eventRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | NWAonline

    Special to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - 03/26/2015 - Twins Walter and William Burgess are the CEO and COO of Power Technology Inc., the company their father started 46 years ago. The firm will give a demonstration today at Ron Robinson Theater showing how their Illumina Cinema Laser System brings more color to film.

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  4. State sports briefsRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | NWAonline

    Wes McNulty of White Hall and Chris Jenkins of Little Rock have seen plenty of heartbreak in recent editions of the Arkansas State Golf Association's first sponsored event of the year. This time they were the beneficiaries of another team's misfortune.

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  5. Harris-owned preschool reaps public moneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | NWAonline

    A for-profit preschool owned by state Rep. Justin Harris and his wife receives about 90 percent of its annual funding from the government, according to audits on file with the Arkansas Department of Human Services. This photo from the Benton County Sheriff shows Eric Cameron Francis who pleaded guilty in November to three counts of sexual... Rep. Justin Harris, R-West Fork, votes on a bill in the House chamber Friday at the state Capitol that would prohibit the re... Harris' Growing God's Kingdom preschool in West Fork was the impetus for a DHS rule in 2012 to make sure state funds weren't being used by preschools to teach religion, which would be an apparent violation of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

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  6. Little Rock notebookRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | NWAonline

    Area business women and leaders will lead a panel discussion titled "Empowering Women and Girls: Amplify Your Voice" at noon Monday at the Clinton Presidential Center. The presentation will localize a report completed by the Clinton Foundation earlier this month that aimed to give the most complete picture of the status of women's participation in communities around the world since the 1995 UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing.

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  7. Higher education notebookRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | NWAonline

    The four-day symposium will kick off at noon April 8 with student films and media presentations in the auditorium of the Carl R. Reng Student Union. This year's theme is "The South Goes to the Movies," and the festival will showcase works related to Arkansas' history and culture, according to a news release.

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  8. Singer paying it forward at UCARead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | NWAonline

    Tressa Tiner, accompanied by her mother Janine Tiner, sings "Hello, Margaret, It's You" from the opera The Telephone for judges Saturday at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. Tiner is from North Little Rock and is a student at the University of Memphis.

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  9. Bills clear House for Uber, loot at arcadeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | NWAonline

    Sen. Jason Rapert, R-Conway, presents a resolution during a meeting of the Legislative Council in Little Rock, Ark., Friday, June 20, 2014. Bills to bring back adult arcades and bolster smartphone-application driving services cleared the Arkansas House of Representatives on Friday.

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  10. Adding information act 'teeth' clears HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | NWAonline

    Rep. Nate Bell, R-Mena, presents his bill dealing with rights of public employees during a meeting of the House Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. Arkansas lawmakers pushed through a string of tweaks to the state's criminal code on Friday, including a bill that would leave public board members out of a job, and possibly in jail, if they violate the state's Freedom of Information Act.

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  11. State jobless rate edges down to 5.5%Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | NWAonline

    Arkansas' unemployment rate continued a slow decline in February, dropping to 5.5 percent from 5.6 percent in January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. It was another in a string of "pretty positive" unemployment reports for the state, said Michael Pakko, chief economist at the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

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  12. Vigils memorialize Jesus' night in gardenRead the original story

    Saturday Mar 28 | NWAonline

    Parishioners at some Christian churches hold all-night vigils on Maundy Thursday to remember Christ's time in prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane before his arrest and crucifixion. After the altar has been stripped on Maundy Thursday, parishioners at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Little Rock will begin an all-night vigil.

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  13. Sacred keepsakesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | NWAonline

    This family Bible, its spine tattered by age, was used by U.S. Rep. French Hill as he was sworn in to Congress in January. When Randy Frazier of Searcy acquired this Bible it had pressed into its pages this newspaper clipping.

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  14. Pick another routeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | NWAonline

    The transit board got together the other day--that must be a wild time--and heard from consultants who presented the cold truth about improvements and expansion of the Central Arkansas bus system. And they said: Got to raise taxes, either property or sales.

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  15. Ten Commandments display bill clears House panelRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | NWAonline

    A bill that would allow for erecting a Ten Commandments monument on state Capitol grounds passed through a House committee Friday. Eight private citizens spoke against Senate Bill 939, by Sen. Jason Rapert, R-Bigelow, before the House State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee cleared it with an 11-3 vote.

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  16. Panel favors drug tests for benefit recipientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | NWAonline

    Sen. Blake Johnson, R-Corning, presents a bill at a meeting of the House Committee on Public Health, Welfare, and Labor at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Thursday, March 26, 2015. An Arkansas legislative committee supported a bill Thursday that would create a pilot program to drug-test people who receive benefits in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program.

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  17. Library system to ask LR voters for bond refinanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | NWAonline

    Little Rock voters will be asked this summer to authorize the Central Arkansas Library System to refinance bonds for the second time in three years, which would reduce the overall millage that property owners pay while also extending payment on the bonds by a few years. If approved by voters in a special election, the refinancing would generate about $15 million to $17 million for projects in Little Rock, said library system Director Bobby Roberts.

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  18. Recycling board OKs incentivesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | NWAonline

    Ontario Jones sorts paper and other recyclable materials Thursday morning at Waste Management Inc.'s recycling facility in Little Rock.The Regional Recycling and Waste Reduction District board approved a $150,000 contract for a recycling-incentives program in Pulaski County. The Regional Recycling and Waste Reduction District board approved with little discussion Thursday a $150,000 contract with a Little Rock advertising agency for a recycling rewards program for Pulaski County residents.

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  19. In year, folks fewer in 75% of countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | NWAonline

    Three-fourths of the state's counties lost population between 2013 and 2014, new federal census numbers show, and the counties that grew in population gained a total of 16,876. Counties that grew in population were mostly in the state's urban areas, particularly the northwest corner of the state.

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  20. Racial-impact study on law changes faltersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | NWAonline

    For the second time in the past three days, legislation requiring lawmakers to consider the racial impact of future changes to the state's criminal laws failed to pass Wednesday in the Arkansas Senate. Senate Bill 694 by Sen. Joyce Elliott, D-Little Rock, fell one vote short of the 18 required for approval.

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