• 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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  • Whistleblower reward bill OK’d

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Legislature has approved a bill allowing state employees to receive a cash award if they expose waste and inefficiencies that lead to savings for the state. The Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed the bill and sent it to Gov. …

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  • Ark. House overrides veto

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas House voted 53-28 Wednesday to override Gov. Mike Beebe’s veto of a bill that would outlaw most abortions starting in the 20th week of pregnancy, hours after a state Senate committee approved a package of even tighter abortion restrictions. …

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  • Essay finalists named

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Better Business Bureau Center for Character Ethics, the character education initiative of the Better Business Bureau, has announced the finalists in the 2013 Statewide Laws of Life Essay Contest. The statewide contest is open to winners of local Laws of …

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  • Student accused of threatening school

    HARRISBURG (AP) — Authorities have arrested a student at Harrisburg High School for allegedly threatening to “shoot up” the school. Poinsett County Sheriff Larry Mills says the 18-year-old student was arrested last week on suspicion of first-degree terroristic threatening. Mills said a witness heard the …

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  • Community Health Education Foundation presents: The 2013 Women’s Health Conference

    JONESBORO — Women throughout the northeast Arkansas region will have an opportunity to find out if they have various health risks at the 2013 Women’s Health Conference, sponsored by the Community Health Education Foundation, to be held March 9 at Southwest Church of Christ in …

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  • Beebe: Darr signing gun bill ‘inappropriate’

    LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe on Tuesday criticized Lt. Gov. Mark Darr for making secret the list of Arkansas residents allowed to carry concealed weapons, saying the Republican “embarrassed himself” by signing the legislation while the governor was out of state. The Democratic governor …

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  • Medicaid option announced for low income residents

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe said Tuesday that the federal government has agreed to a new Medicaid expansion deal that would allow about 250,000 low-income people in Arkansas to receive federal subsidies to purchase private insurance through an exchange. Beebe, a Democrat, has …

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  • Gas prices up 46 cents in Arkansas in past month

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The AAA says gas prices in Arkansas have increased nearly 50 cents in the past month. The AAA says the average price for a gallon of unleaded gas Monday was $3.63. That’s up 46 cents from $3.17 a gallon one month …

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