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  1. Another good bill dies: Maternity leave for state workers blocked by Senate committeeRead the original story w/Photo

    8 min ago | Arkansas Times

    ... Cooper, Scott Flippo, Gary Stubblefield and Cecile Bledsoe voted against giving mothers who work for the state of Arkansas time to spend with their newborn infants. All other developed nations make several months of paid maternity leave available to ...

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  2. Arkansas House eyeing Religious Freedom lawRead the original story w/Photo

    14 min ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    The Arkansas House of Representatives could vote on a bill similar to Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act as soon as Tuesday. Arkansas House eyeing Religious Freedom law The Arkansas House of Representatives could vote on a bill similar to Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act as soon as Tuesday.

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  3. Next battleground for religious freedom proposals? ArkansasRead the original story w/Photo

    20 min ago | The Chronicle-Telegram

    The fight over "religious freedom" proposals facing increasing criticism from businesses and advocates who call them a license to discriminate against gays and lesbians has shifted toward Arkansas, which was poised to become the second state this year to enact such a measure. A final vote could come as early as Tuesday in the state House on the proposal that would prohibit state and local government from infringing on someone's religious beliefs without a "compelling" reason.

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  4. 10 Things to Know for TodayRead the original story w/Photo

    45 min ago | Greenwich Citizen

    ... devices for email and mixed work and personal concerns at least once during her tenure as secretary of state. Arkansas is poised to enact a "religious freedom" measure, proposals that are facing increasing criticism from those who call them ...

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  5. Arkansas' $5.2 billion budget unveiled, $40 million - earmarks' criticizedRead the original story

    1 hr ago | The City Wire

    ... going to four-year colleges in the state. The Department of Correction will receive $336.6 million, while the Arkansas Economic Development Commission will have $10.6 million at its disposal, under the proposal. The proposal did draw some flack. The ...

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  6. Arkansas ready for final vote on religious 'rights' billRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Capitol Hill Blue

    Rep. Camille Bennett, D-Lonoke, holds copies of a bill she opposes at a meeting of the House Committee on Judiciary at the Arkansas state Capitol. Opponents of an Arkansas "religious freedom" measure that they say will allow widespread discrimination against gays and lesbians filled the state Capitol on Monday to protest the bill as it neared a final vote.

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  7. 5 things you need to know TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Check out this story on wtsp.com: http://usat.ly/1CrMJTM Rep. Warwick Sabin, D-Little Rock, center, cheers with protesters outside of the House chamber at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Monday. Arkansas' "religious freedom" bill is headed for the state's full House, where it could be voted on Tuesday afternoon .

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  8. Fight over 'religious freedom' proposals shifts to ArkansasRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

    Rep. Warwick Sabin, D-Little Rock, center, cheers with protesters outside of the House chamber at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Monday, March 30, 2015. Rep. Warwick Sabin, D-Little Rock, center, cheers with protesters outside of the House chamber at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Monday, March 30, 2015.

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  9. Teacher-raise bill heads to governorRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | NWAonline

    In a 34-0 vote, the Arkansas Senate approved a bill Monday that would increase base teacher pay in Arkansas. The Senate sent the governor House Bill 1623 by Rep. Bruce Cozart, R-Hot Springs, that increases the starting salary for new teachers and increases the base pay for teachers at the higher pay grades.

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  10. Longer abortion wait clears the LegislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | NWAonline

    A bill doubling the waiting period before a woman may undergo an abortion after consulting a doctor zipped through the Arkansas Senate on Monday. In a 26-4 vote, the Senate sent to Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson House Bill 1578 by Rep. Robin Lundstrum, R-Springdale, that would revise the state's informed consent law adopted in 2001.

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  11. Governor sent 2 sales-tax exemption billsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | NWAonline

    A bill exempting sand used in oil and natural-gas drilling from sales taxes breezed through the Arkansas House of Representatives on Monday. A bill granting a sales tax exemption for the disposal of saltwater and other fluids used in oil and gas exploration and development also sailed through the House.

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  12. House passes bills on adult education, workforce trainingRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | NWAonline

    ... certified teacher. A bill exempting sand used in oil and natural-gas drilling from sales taxes breezed through the Arkansas House of Representatives on Monday. Read>> The Arkansas Senate on Monday sent Gov. Asa Hutchinson legislation trimming the ...

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  13. Lottery changes head to governorRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | NWAonline

    The Arkansas Senate on Monday sent Gov. Asa Hutchinson legislation trimming the size of lottery-financed scholarships for future recipients in their first year of college and changing the eligibility requirements. In a 27-2 vote, the Senate approved the House-amended version of Senate Bill 5 by Sen. Jimmy Hickey, R-Texarkana.

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  14. Religious opt-out a step closerRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | NWAonline

    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/STATON BREIDENTHAL --3/30/15-- Rep. Greg Leding, D-Fayetteville, climbs the stairs to the House Chamber Monday afternoon as protesters line the stairway to show their opposition to House Bill 1228. An amended version of the bill passed the House Committee on Judiciary earlier in the day.

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  15. Clinton also used iPad for email; mixed personal, work chatsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | KAUZ

    Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzkhokhar Tsarnaev started their case by trying to show that his older brother was the driving force behind the 2013 terror attack. The fight over "religious freedom" proposals facing increasing criticism from businesses and advocates who call them a license to discriminate against gays and lesbians has shifted toward Arkansas, which was poised... The fight over "religious freedom" proposals facing increasing criticism from businesses and advocates who call them a license to discriminate against gays and lesbians has shifted toward Arkansas, which was poised to... The attorney for a man accused of shooting two police officers during a Ferguson demonstration says he'll seek a lower bond for his client.

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  16. Liberal Dems, GOP cling to hope Warren runs for presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | KAUZ

    ... from businesses and advocates who call them a license to discriminate against gays and lesbians has shifted toward Arkansas, which was poised... The fight over "religious freedom" proposals facing increasing criticism from businesses and advocates ...

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  17. Entertainment NotesRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | NWAonline

    ... Art Porter Music Education Inc.'s scholarship fund. Call (501) 375-2552 or visit the website, rivermarket.info. The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is offering a free poster highlighting some of Arkansas' historic county courthouses, ...

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  18. What to do, what to do?Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | NWAonline

    ... Call (501) 821-7275. 3 Ozark Foothills Filmfest through April 4 and April 10-11 at Independence Hall, University of Arkansas Community College, and other venues, Batesville. Details at ozarkfoothillsfilmfest.org. Call (870) 251-1189. Community ...

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  19. Farmers see milo demand growingRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | NWAonline

    Arkansas row crop farmers are likely to add grain sorghum acreage this spring as they try to deal with harvest-time price shifts for other commodities including corn, cotton and soybeans. Jason Kelley, a grain agronomist with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said Monday that he won't be surprised to see the state's grain sorghum acreage double from the 165,000 acres planted in 2014.

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  20. Take at state-line casinos up in '13Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | NWAonline

    American Indian-owned casinos in Oklahoma saw their revenue increase well above industry trends in 2013, according to a report released Monday. Along the Arkansas state line, five of Oklahoma's tribes have large-scale casino operations.

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