• USS Razorback, maritime museum has $1M impact

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, home to World War II submarine USS Razorback, reported an estimated economic impact of $1,003,800 in 2014. The USS Razorback, the longest-serving submarine in the world, served in World War II, the Vietnam War and the Cold …

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  • AG warns of ‘rapid’ refund products

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has issued a consumer alert warning residents to watch out for so-called “rapid” refund products as tax season gears up. Rutledge issued the alert Wednesday, saying millions of American taxpayers obtain these products — such as …

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  • Entergy awards $25,550 to Ark. organizations

    LITTLE ROCK — The Entergy Charitable Foundation recently awarded $25,550 in grants to boost low-income initiatives as well as enhance educational and literacy programs in communities served by Entergy Arkansas, according to a news release. The grants bring the total awarded to nonprofits by Entergy …

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  • Efforts advanced to continue Medicaid plan

    LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s plan to keep Arkansas’ compromise Medicaid expansion structure through 2016 advanced to a Senate vote Wednesday, as lawmakers rejected a bid to abolish the program by this year’s end. The Senate Public Health Committee endorsed legislation that would create …

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  • Free screening for varicose veins to be held

    LITTLE ROCK — A free screening for varicose veins will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences vascular lab in Little Rock. Registration by phone is required. To register, patients will first be asked to …

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  • Nominations sought for endangered places

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas is asking residents for help identifying endangered historic places that reflect the state’s heritage for the 2015 Most Endangered Places List. The list highlights historically and architecturally significant properties throughout the state that are worthy …

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  • Researchers document first northern saw-whet owl

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Wildlife biologists at the University of Arkansas have captured and documented the first northern saw-whet owl in the state. Between 1959 and 2010, only a dozen sightings of this rare bird, which is much smaller than screech, barred or great horned owls, …

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  • $7,500 reward offered after eagle shot

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are seeking information about the recent shooting of a bald eagle. Several other agencies, including the Humane Society of the United States, are offering a reward up to …

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  • Gov. eyes boosting Medicaid, other funds

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ public schools, prisons and Medicaid program would receive boosts in funding while most other state agencies would see a small cut under a $5.2 billion budget plan Gov. Asa Hutchinson presented to lawmakers on Tuesday. Finance officials outlined a plan …

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  • Boozman invites school choice stories

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. John Boozman, an original cosponsor of a Senate-passed resolution supporting National School Choice Week, is inviting stories from Arkansans about why school choice is important to them. The resolution designates the week of Jan. 25 through 31 as National School …

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  • Arkansas Agri Department seeking Century Farms

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Applications are being accepted for a program that honors Arkansas families who have owned and farmed the same land for at least 100 years. The Arkansas Agriculture Department is accepting applications for the 2015 Arkansas Century Farm program to recognize Arkansas’s …

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  • Deadline approaches for Child Safety Poster Contest

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has issued a reminder of the approaching deadline for the Child Safety Poster Contest, an annual contest sponsored by the attorney general’s office. “As your attorney general, I am committed to protecting our children, and what better …

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