• AG certifies language for alcohol sales proposal 

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has cleared the way for supporters to begin gathering signatures for a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize alcohol sales in every Arkansas county. On Monday, McDaniel approved the text and ballot title of the proposal that …

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  • ASU-MH hosts ‘The Combat Paper Project’ May 27

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Combat Paper Project, a two-day therapeutic art workshop for veterans and others, will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. May 27 and 28 at the Sheid on the campus of Arkansas State University in Mountain Home. Founder Drew Cameron will …

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  • Top races take back seat in primary

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ expensive and nationally watched campaigns for governor and the U.S. Senate will take a back seat to dozens of congressional, statewide and legislative matchups today as voters head to the polls to decide the state’s various primary races. Neither Democratic …

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  • West Memphis hospital faces $30M debt

    WEST MEMPHIS (AP) — A hospital in West Memphis facing $30 million in debt is asking voters to approve a 1 percent sales tax to prevent the facility from closing. An increase in uninsured patients, cutbacks in federal programs such as Medicaid and doctors relocating …

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  • Psychic medium John Edward coming to Little Rock

    Little Rock — Psychic medium John Edward will be coming to the Embassy Suites Little Rock at 8 p.m. July 10 for a one-night only event. Edward, the former host of “Crossing Over with John Edward,” will begin the evening with an interactive question-and-answer session. …

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  • Clerks won’t issue new gay marriage licenses — for now

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gay couples in Arkansas will not be able to get wedding licenses, even though the state Supreme Court upheld a ruling that struck down the ban on same-sex marriage, because a separate law that prevents clerks issuing the licenses to same-sex …

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  • ‘Sunshine’ Sonny Payne awarded his own day in honor of 17K broadcasts of King Buiscuit time

    LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe proclaimed May 13 “Sunshine” Sonny Payne Day in Arkansas in honor of the award-winning radio announcer’s 17,000th broadcast of King Biscuit time. King Biscuit Time is the longest-running daily blues radio show in the nation and possibly the world. …

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  • Flash flood watch issued 

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says a flash flood watch is in effect for much of Arkansas through Wednesday as a slow-moving storm system settles over the state. Forecasters say up to 4 inches of rain is possible in some areas that …

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  • New justice site opens in Faulkner Co.

    CONWAY (AP) — Court proceedings will take place in a new building in Faulkner County. Today is the scheduled “soft” opening for the Faulkner County Criminal Justice Building. County Judge Allen Dodson says the new building offers better safety measures, accessibility for people with disabilities …

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  • Historic Dyess Colony: Cash’s boyhood home to open

    DYESS — The introduction of the newest Arkansas Heritage Site is expected to bring more tourists to eastern Arkansas, according to a news release. Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash is set to open to the public Aug. 16. The restoration of both …

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  • Now is a berry good time for Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK — The strawberry crop in Arkansas is coming in full force, which should provide consumers with fresh, tasty berries for the next few weeks, according to a news release from the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture. “It should be starting to hit …

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  • Norphlet-Smackover merger OK’d

    SMACKOVER (AP) — The State Board of Education has approved the voluntary annexation of the Norphlet School District into the Smackover School District. There was no opposition at a meeting Thursday in Little Rock. The consolidation came about because Norphlet’s enrollment is declining and nearing …

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