• UAPB to host Lion Fever Day

    PINE BLUFF —The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will host its annual Lion Fever Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12, according to a news release. Junior and senior high school students from around the state and surrounding states are encouraged to …

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  • CSI program enters second year at ASU

    JONESBORO — The “CSI: Classroom Student Investigations” program is now recruiting for its second year at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro within the context of forensic science. Scientific inquiry and practical learning that closely involves teachers and students are central to the program. The teacher …

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  • ‘Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas’ exhibit opens

    JONESBORO — The “Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas” exhibit is on display in the third floor exhibit and program area of Arkansas State University’s Dean B. Ellis Library in Jonesboro now through March 21. This traveling exhibit, which chronicles major historical events in Arkansas …

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  • Heber Springs man appointed

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe’s office says he has made 21 appointments to boards and commissions The governor’s office said Tuesday that Beebe’s appointments include Chuck Dearman Jr. of Monticello to the Burial Association Board. Dearman replaces Sumner Brashears and his appointment …

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  • Evacuation ends after gas blast

    CLINTON (AP) — A fire that followed a blast at a natural gas compression station in Van Buren County led to several dozen homes being evacuated for a time. No one was hurt. A statement from BHP Billiton Petroleum says the fire started at about …

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  • ‘Wonder Women’ to be topic

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines” will be shown as part of Community Cinema at 6:30 tonight at the William F. Laman Library auditorium, located at 2801 Orange St. in North Little Rock. Admission is free. The show traces …

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  • 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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