• ASUMH to host benefits fair for vets

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Arkansas State University in Mountain Home will host a Veterans Benefits Fair from noon to 3 p.m. June 20 at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center. More than 25 business representatives from around the state will provide information regarding benefits accessible to …

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  • Arkansas State Fair to stay in Little Rock

    LITTLE ROCK — The board that oversees the Arkansas State Fair accepted a $3 million offer from Little Rock on Thursday to keep the event in the capital city, though board members said they would have preferred to move but just didn’t have the money. …

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  • Dems face challenges after runoff victories – Ellington wins by 1 in Izard

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A local prosecutor and a state senator who won their party’s nomination in runoffs Tuesday face vastly different challenges as Democrats try to prevent a Republican takeover of Arkansas’ four congressional districts this fall. That fight effectively began late Tuesday night, …

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  • Arkansas Children’s Hospital to open new wing

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Children’s Hospital is celebrating the largest construction project in the hospital’s 100-year history. The hospital plans an event Wednesday to unveil the new South Wing. The 258,000-square-foot expansion adds 54 inpatient beds, updates to the Heart Center and Neonatal Intensive …

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  • Animal lover enjoys work at shelter

    FORT SMITH (AP) — It didn’t take Carole Shelton long to discover she was embarking on what would become a career when she began working at the Sebastian County Humane Society almost 28 years ago. “After about the first week, I knew I didn’t want …

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  • Judge strikes down school choice

    LITTLE ROCK — A federal judge on Friday struck down an Arkansas school choice law, saying race couldn’t be the only factor considered in deciding whether students could transfer between districts. U.S. District Judge Robert Dawson said a provision of the law dealing with race …

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  • ‘West Memphis 3’ deal surfaces in race

    LITTLE ROCK — Months before he decided to run for an east Arkansas congressional seat, Scott Ellington agreed to a deal that allowed three men who were convicted of killing three Cub Scouts in 1993 to walk free. It was an agreement that the local …

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  • Ex-stray leaves city pound to sniff out narcotics

    JONESBORO (AP) — Every day for two months Bird, a young Labrador retriever, jumped up to greet visitors to the kennels at Jonesboro Animal Control. And every day she was bypassed for some other dog. Although healthy and beautiful, she just seemed too hyperactive for …

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  • Northwest Arkansas organization assists low-income homeowners with repairs

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The first night Victoria Ford returned to sleep in her mother’s home, she placed buckets underneath the new roof. As irony would have it, a storm was on the way. She woke to empty buckets. “Hot damn, the roof doesn’t leak!” she …

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  • Freeman named chairman of Ark. Bankers Association

    John Freeman LITTLE ROCK — John Freeman was installed as the 2012-13 chairman of the Arkansas Bankers Association at the 122nd Annual ABA Convention on May 10 at the Peabody Hotel and Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. Freeman is president of Liberty Bank of …

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  • United Auto retirees to gather

    PARAGOULD — United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould.

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  • Country Quilters Guild plan get-together

    SALEM — The Country Quilters Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Orange Room of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative, located at the corner of highways 9 and 62 in Salem. Following a brief business meeting, installation of several new officers and refreshments, a …

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