• Parents of cancer victim form group

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Austin Snyder, a 10-year-old Mountain Home boy, has a few things in common with Hayden Graham Padgett, a 9-year-old Mountain Home boy. Both boys attended Mountain Home schools. Both have siblings. And both were diagnosed with cancer and treated at St. …

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  • Arkansas House rejects school consolidation bill – Hillcrest superintendent attends discussion

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An Arkansas House panel rejected a proposal Tuesday that would have allowed school districts whose low student populations put them in danger of consolidation to bolster their enrollment numbers by counting home-schooled students. The rejection by a bipartisan majority of lawmakers …

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  • Ark. committee advances bill on gun list

    LITTLE ROCK — The names of about 130,000 Arkansas residents permitted to carry a concealed handgun would be kept secret under a proposal endorsed by a Senate committee Tuesday, over the objections of media organizations that say the information should remain public. The measure is …

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  • Senate panel approves death penalty bill

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An Arkansas Senate panel on Wednesday advanced a proposal to rewrite the state’s lethal injection law after it was thrown out by the state Supreme Court last year. The bill spells out in greater detail the procedures the state must follow …

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  • Searcy High hosts women’s scholarship program

    SEARCY — Twenty-one high school seniors from across the state will compete in the 56th annual Arkansas’ Distinguished Young Women Scholarship program at 7 p.m. Saturday at Searcy High School Performing Arts Center. Each contestant will be vying for the title of Arkansas Distinguished Young …

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  • 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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