• State officials say revenues up due to lack of tax refunds

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A lack of individual income tax refunds last month helped push Arkansas’ revenues above predictions and last year’s numbers, state financial officials said Monday, but warned they expected those gains to level off later this year. The Department of Finance and …

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  • House panel to discuss raising minimum wage

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An Arkansas House panel is weighing a proposal to raise the state’s minimum wage. The House Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor is scheduled to vote Tuesday on the measure, which would increase the state’s minimum wage by two dollars …

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  • Senate takes up override of abortion ban veto

    LITTLE ROCK. (AP) — The Arkansas Senate is attempting to override Gov. Mike Beebe’s veto of legislation that would ban most abortions in the state 12 weeks into a pregnancy. The Senate planned to vote today on overriding Beebe’s veto of the measure that would …

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  • ASU unveils temporary exhibit on Civil War Arkansas

    JONESBORO — Arkansas State University’s Dean B. Ellis Library will host the “Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas” exhibit on loan from the Arkansas History Commission. This traveling exhibit, chronicling major historical events in Arkansas between 1861 and 1865, will be displayed in the third …

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  • Ark. to monitor quake swarm near Greers Ferry

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — State earthquake experts will place more monitors around Greers Ferry Lake after a recent jump in the number of temblors. While many of the 60 quakes in the past year were too light to be felt by people, the Arkansas Geological …

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  • Republican scholar apps ready

    LITTLE ROCK — The Republican Party of Arkansas is currently accepting applications for the Elizabeth G. Redman Scholarship. The scholarship holds a value of $1,000 and is open to College Republicans attending any Arkansas college or university. Deadline to apply is April 1. Requirements include …

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  • LR police now photographing license plates

    LITTLE ROCK — Little Rock may not be a likely terrorism target or a gang crime hotspot, but the Arkansas capital has decided to follow the example of high-security cities by expanding electronic surveillance of its streets. A police car with a device that photographs …

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  • AHA focuses on pulse oximetry

    The American Heart Association (AHA) in Arkansas is focused on saving the lives on newborn babies. Barbara Kumpe, government relations director for the AHA, believes that HB1468 will do just that. HB1468, currently in the process of being amended, will require that all babies born …

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  • Ark. House to vote on pawn shop data legislation

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas House lawmakers are set to vote on a measure to require pawn shops to electronically upload their records to law enforcement in order to assist in criminal investigations. The House was scheduled to vote on the measure today. The bill …

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  • Lawmakers could expand school breakfast program

    LITTLE ROCK — About $1 million would buy a lot of meals from a school cafeteria, and that’s exactly what a bill in the Arkansas Senate aims to do. The measure would make money available for grants to prompt more schools in the state to …

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  • Celebrate Arbor Day

    Arkansas celebrates Arbor Day the third Monday in March, which this year falls on March 18, said Patti Erwin, the state’s Urban Forestry coordinator. She said Arbor Day began in 1855 when J. Sterling Morton moved to Nebraska and missed the lush forest back East …

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  • Cirque de Soleil performance begins tonight

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The production “Quidam” will open tonight and run through Sunday at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. The international cast features 52 world-class acrobats, musicians, singers and characters. The show had its world premiere in Montreal under the Big Top in …

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