• Rutledge wins runoff

    LITTLE ROCK — Former Republican National Committee lawyer Leslie Rutledge won the GOP nomination for Arkansas attorney general on Tuesday in a divisive primary runoff featuring attacks from an outside group that tried to portray her as allied with national Democratic figures. In another high …

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  • Highway bid approved

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State Highway Commission approved a bid for improvements to roadways in Independence County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department officials. The purpose of the project is to resurface 2.8 miles of roadway in Batesville, 2 miles in Cushman, …

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  • New firm, 75 high-paying jobs headed to Osceola

    OSCEOLA (AP) — A business that recycles precious metals from junked electronics equipment broke ground Tuesday in Osceola, where the company promised to bring 75 high-paying jobs to work at the $35 million plant. The ceremony drew former Vice President Al Gore, who is a …

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  • Electronic waste recycle drive announced at ASU-MH

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Stream Team at Arkansas State University at Mountain Home will hold a free two-day electronic waste recycling drive from 2 to 6 p.m. June 13 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 14 in front of Gotaas Hall, parking lot …

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  • GOP runoff election clouds Arkansas Medicaid plan’s future

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas “private option” expansion of Medicaid again faces an uncertain future after one of its key architects was defeated Tuesday in a state Senate race cast as a referendum on the program. Assisted living facility owner Scott Flippo defeated state Rep. …

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  • Flash flood risk continues

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The rain’s not over yet for most of Arkansas. The National Weather Service says showers and thunderstorms will affect most of the state today, particularly in the south. Forecasters say the risk of severe weather is low, but some severe thunderstorms …

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  • ADEQ holds slogan contest

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is holding a contest to find a slogan that can be used anywhere in Arkansas to encourage people to recycle. Slogans must contain five words or less and include a form of the word recycle. “We …

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  • NEA severe weather claims two lives

    LITTLE ROCK — Two people were killed by falling trees in northeast Arkansas on Thursday as a storm system ripped through the area, damaging homes and businesses and causing widespread power outages. Damage spanned the northeastern third of the state and was severe enough at …

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  • Sheriffs seek special session on jail overcrowding

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Sheriffs’ Association is asking Gov. Mike Beebe to call a special legislative session to address jail and prison overcrowding. The association on Wednesday called for a special session for lawmakers to consider capping the number of state inmates in …

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  • ‘Muzzled Oxen’ shares true story of struggle in 1920s Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK — In the 1920s, Genevieve Sadler left her home in California for what she thought would be a short visit to the Arkansas farm where her husband grew up. The trip lasted seven years and Sadler’s life was changed forever in the time …

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  • MASH camps announced for 32 Arkansas towns

    LITTLE ROCK — MASH (Medical Applications of Science for Health) camps will be held in 32 communities throughout Arkansas this summer, including Batesville, according to a news release. The two-week MASH camps are designed to expose rising high school juniors and seniors to health care-related …

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  • Goodwill to host next luncheon

    LITTLE ROCK — Goodwill Industries of Arkansas, a two-time finalist for the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality’s Environmental Stewardship Award for efforts to divert waste from landfills, will host the next Putting Green to Work lunch on June 26. The lunches, a partnership between the …

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