• 600,000 visitors later … Crystal Bridges turns 1

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Starting its second year, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is adapting to its place on the world art stage. Director Don Bacigalupi said the first-year attendance of 604,000 was more than double the anticipated number for a museum in a …

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  • Freeze predicted tonight

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Forecasters are predicting the first freeze of the season in much of central and southeast Arkansas late tonight into Tuesday. The National Weather Service issued a freeze warning that’s effective until 8 a.m. Tuesday. Forecasters say freezing temperatures are expected overnight, …

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  • Recounts to stretch to Thursday

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A recount sought by a Democrat in a northeast Arkansas state representative race will stretch until Thursday. Democrat L.J. Bryant lost by 44 votes to Republican John K. Hutchison in District 52, which spans four counties. Clerks said Friday that the …

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  • Funeral science program expands to AT-Ozark

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Arkansas State University-Mountain Home is expanding its funeral science program to include classes at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark campus beginning in January 2013. The memorandum of understanding was approved Oct. 26 by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education during a meeting of its …

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  • Resident accepted into pharmacy school

    SEARCY — Laura Simpson of Cave City has been accepted into Harding University’s College of Pharmacy for the fall 2012 semester, according to a news release. Simpson is a 2011 graduate of Arkansas State University where she was a member of the Agriculture Honors Society, …

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  • Thanksgiving dinner to cost only a penny more in 2012 Turkey, milk prices stabilize after sharp increase in 2011

    LITTLE ROCK — It will cost families only one cent more on average to prepare the traditional Thanksgiving meal this year, due largely to a stabilizing of prices for frozen turkey and a gallon of whole milk. According to Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 27th annual survey, …

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  • Bryant seeks recount

    John Hutchison LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican control of the Arkansas House was still in the balance with one race still undecided Thursday, but another race is headed for a recount. Democrat L.J. Bryant of Grubbs announced Thursday he had sent a request to all …

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  • Medical marijuana to resurface

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — After Arkansas almost became the first southern state to legalize medical marijuana this week, supporters say they plan to tweak their proposal and try again. Voters in Tuesday’s election narrowly rejected the measure that would have allowed patients with certain qualifying …

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  • Ark. voter turnout at 65 percent

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Secretary of State’s office says turnout for this year’s presidential election closely matches turnout for the contest four years ago. With some precincts still counting votes Wednesday, turnout was at 65.31 percent. That amounts to 1.05 million of Arkansas’ …

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  • Ark. voters reject medical marijuana

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas voters on Tuesday narrowly rejected a proposal to legalize medical marijuana and approved a sales tax increase to pay for $1.8 billion in highway repairs throughout the state. With about 90 percent of precincts reporting unofficial returns early Wednesday, 51.6 percent …

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  • Crawford wins Arkansas US House seat a second time

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A freshman Republican congressman who had said he was willing to break his no-tax pledge in exchange for a balanced budget amendment won re-election Tuesday to an eastern Arkansas House seat. U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford defeated Democratic challenger Scott Ellington in …

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  • Obama dislike fuels GOP takeover in Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK — President Barack Obama’s unpopularity and the involvement of outside conservative groups helped Republicans in Arkansas achieve a prize that had eluded them for 138 years when they swept the state’s U.S. House seats and wrested control of the state Senate in Tuesday’s …

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