• Fishing for entries

    BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — The 16th annual Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art season is now open to students in grades K-12 across the United States and abroad. Students have the opportunity to win prizes and national recognition while learning about state-fish species, behaviors, aquatic habitats, and …

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  • Deadline is Friday for FSA ballots

    LITTLE ROCK — USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Linda Newkirk is reminding farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that they have until Friday to return completed ballots to FSA. Eligible voters who have not received a ballot can obtain one from their local …

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  • Cooper wins Senate election

    JONESBORO (AP) — Republican John Cooper won a northeast Arkansas state Senate seat in a special election Tuesday, giving Republicans an extra seat in the Legislature. The race was widely viewed as a bellwether for this fall’s political contests. Cooper defeated Democratic nominee Steve Rockwell …

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  • Boy dies in ATV crash

    MORRILTON (AP) — Authorities say a 7-year-old boy has died in an all-terrain vehicle crash in Conway County. State police say the crash occurred Sunday afternoon on Union Chapel Road. According to a preliminary report, 7-year-old Derrick Criswell Jr. of Morrilton was on an ATV …

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  • Oral arguments set over J&J appeal of $1B fine

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments in Johnson & Johnson’s request to overturn a verdict and $1.2 billion fine over the marketing of the antipsychotics drug Risperdal. Oral arguments are set for Feb. 27 in Little Rock for the …

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  • State identifies inmate who died of flu-like symptoms

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas health officials on Monday urged residents to get vaccinated for influenza, warning that this year’s flu strain is disproportionately targeting young adults with no underlying medical conditions. Meanwhile, a women’s prison in northeast Arkansas canceled visiting hours after a 42-year-old inmate …

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  • Health dept.: Young adults hit hard by flu

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Health says young adults are being hit hard by this year’s strain of influenza. State health officials said Monday that seven of the state’s 15 flu deaths so far this season occurred in people between the ages …

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  • Pact approved to end Ark. desegregation payments

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas can stop making payments in one of the nation’s most historic desegregation efforts, a judge has ruled, but he cautioned work remains to ensure students in the Little Rock area receive a proper education. The state has made more than $1 …

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  • Birth defects affect nearly 1,300 babies born each year in Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK — Each year in Arkansas, approximately 1,300 babies are diagnosed with a birth defect and more than 100 babies will die because of them. Nationally, birth defects affect one in every 33 babies born each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control …

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  • Voters to choose new senator

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A special election for a state senate seat in northeast Arkansas is being viewed as an early test of Democrats’ and Republicans’ strength heading into the fall elections. Voters are casting ballots today in the special election to fill the Senate …

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  • Lawmakers to begin budget hearings

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe’s administration is detailing his proposed balanced budget for the coming year as lawmakers kick off hearings ahead of next month’s legislative session. Department of Finance and Administration officials were scheduled today to present Beebe’s proposal to members …

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  • Darr says he’ll resign over ethics case

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr said Friday he would leave office Feb. 1, giving in to pressure from Democrats and fellow Republicans who said his impeachment was inevitable over ethics violations tied to his campaign and office spending. Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe …

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