• Lawmakers weigh limits on Medicaid sign-up

    LITTLE ROCK — A proposal to limit the time when low-income Arkansans can sign up for coverage under the state’s compromise Medicaid expansion may be key to breaking a legislative deadlock over the future of the nationally-watched program, lawmakers said Thursday. Some opponents of Arkansas’ …

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  • 2 more rounds of wintry mix in forecast

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says a potentially “significant” winter weather event could occur late Sunday into Monday morning in parts of northern Arkansas. Forecasters say freezing rain and sleet are possible for “prolonged periods” in parts of northern Arkansas on Sunday …

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  • Ex-treasurer facing new charges

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner was due in federal court today for an arraignment on new mail fraud charges. She is already set to go to trial next week on federal extortion and bribery charges. Earlier this month, a grand jury …

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  • Rockabilly Boogiefest returns to ASU

    JONESBORO — The second Rockabilly Boogiefest, a benefit concert sponsored by Arkansas State University Museum, will be at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Military Science Building, located at 1921 Aggie Road in Jonesboro. The talent lineup will be Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers, Charlie …

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  • ASU Symphonic Winds, Concert Band to perform in Jonesboro

    JONESBORO — The Arkansas State University Symphonic Winds and Concert Band will perform in concert at 7:30 tonight in Fowler Center, Riceland Hall, located at 201 Olympic Drive in Jonesboro. The conductor for Symphonic Winds is Dr. Sarah Labovitz, assistant professor of music. Conductor for …

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  • Four national organizations team up for conservation

    MEMPHIS — Four of the nation’s largest wild bird conservation organizations have joined forces to ensure that wild bird habitat conservation and their shared hunting heritage remain strong for generations to come. Leaders of Ducks Unlimited, the National Wild Turkey Federation, Pheasants Forever and Quail …

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  • State spelling bee is Saturday in Conway

    CONWAY — The best spellers in the state will compete in the Arkansas State Spelling Bee with the first round of competition beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday in Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus in Conway. The Arkansas State Spelling Bee …

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  • HOF seeks nominees for Senior Arkansans

    Nominees for induction into the Senior Arkansans Hall of Fame are being sought now through April 1 by the Department of Human Services Division of Aging and Adult Services. This marks the 21st year of the event, and there are currently 64 seniors in the …

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  • Woman pleads guilty to faking nurse credentials

    LITTLE ROCK — A woman accused of posing as a nurse while working at a Searcy elementary school pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges that could land her in prison for more than 20 years, though the government asked the judge to limit her prison …

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  • HP hiring 200

    CONWAY (AP) — Hewlett-Packard has begun interviewing candidates for 200 positions at its Conway location. HP is hiring people in software development and business analysis. The positions are in the government health care sector. HP account executive John Herzog says the company is the largest …

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  • Pen, watch show announced

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The 2014 Arkansas Pen and Watch Show will be from noon to 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock. Vendors from around the country will have new and vintage …

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  • Suet bird feeder class offered

    JONESBORO — Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center will demonstrate how to make a suet bird feeder from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday. A suet feeder provides an excellent energy source for birds and offers hours of bird watching enjoyment, a news release states. …

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