• Cherokees tout anti-tobacco message

    MULBERRY (AP) — Tobacco is a merciless, evil enemy to everyone. That statement and others come from members of the Cherokee Nation’s Tobacco Tour, an anti-tobacco campaign that made its Arkansas debut via stories and a PowerPoint presentation Friday at the Mulberry-Pleasant View Bi-County School …

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  • Beebe asks feds to weigh in on Medicaid proposal

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe has asked the federal government whether Arkansans who earn just above the poverty level could choose private health insurance on the state’s exchange rather than Medicaid coverage. Beebe spokesman Matt DeCample says the governor asked U.S. Health and …

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  • Senate panel to vote on death penalty bill

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An Arkansas Senate committee is considering legislation to rewrite the state’s lethal injection law after it was thrown out by the state Supreme Court last year. The Senate Judiciary Committee was expected to vote today on a bill that would spell …

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  • Arkansas justice reports $50K trip to Italy

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Financial disclosure reports show that Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Courtney Hudson Goodson received a $50,000 trip to Italy last year from a Fayetteville attorney. Goodson reported the gift from lawyer W.H. Taylor in a statement of financial interest. Goodson did not …

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  • Harding lecture series to feature Stephen Moore

    SEARCY — The Harding University American Studies Distinguished Lecture Series will present Stephen Moore at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Benson Auditorium, located on the Harding campus in Searcy. The lecture is titled “How America Can Get Its Mojo Back.” Moore joined The Wall Street Journal …

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  • AETN accepting entries for PBS KIDS GO! Writer’s Contest

    CONWAY — The Arkansas Educational Television Network is accepting entries for the Public Broadcasting Service KIDS GO! Writers Contest through April 5. The contest is a national initiative designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning. The contest, made possible …

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  • Boogie-woogie wild man Jason D. Williams concert set as part of performing arts series

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Performing Arts Series will present Jason D. Williams at 7 p.m. Friday at The Sheid, located in the Ed Coulter Performing Arts Center on the ASU-MH campus. According to a news release, Williams is known worldwide as …

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  • Police-led Ark. funeral processions on wane

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — For about a century, police departments in Arkansas towns have provided escorts for funeral processions. A police car with flashing blue lights would drive slowly toward the cemetery, leading a line of cars with headlights on. It was a signal for …

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  • Ark. House passes guns in church bill – Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to go now

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas House voted overwhelmingly Monday to allow people to carry concealed weapons into churches, synagogues and mosques, as long as the place of worship has given the OK. Lawmakers voted 85-8 to pass a bill that would leave it up …

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  • House panel to vote on school consolidation

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An Arkansas House panel is considering a proposal to change the criteria for determining when a school district is consolidated. The House Education Committee was set to vote today on a bill that would change the formula for calculating the number …

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  • Senate committee considers making gun list secret

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Senate committee is considering whether to make secret the list of Arkansans permitted to carry concealed handguns. Republican Sen. Bruce Holland of Greenwood planned Tuesday to present to the Senate State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee his legislation exempting the …

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  • Senator to host ‘Pryor-Side Chats’

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor is launching a new radio show. The Democrat from Arkansas says his new radio show will be called “Pryor-Side Chats” and will be posted every two weeks. The first installment will be released Friday. Pryor says this …

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