• Robocalls result in phone jam

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Phone lines at the Arkansas Senate were jammed for several days because of a glitch in a computer-dialed political message.. Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families hired Eton Inc. to make between 1,000 and 1,500 computer-dialed calls per day, with a …

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  • Whirlpool adds test sites

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Whirlpool Corp. is expanding the scope of its testing for toxic chemicals at the site of its former factory in Fort Smith. The company this week started installing equipment used to test for toxic vapors in the neighborhood north of the …

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  • Lawmakers try again with Medicaid bill

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers are trying for the fourth day in a row to break an impasse over the future of the state’s compromise Medicaid expansion. The Arkansas House planned to vote again today on the measure to reauthorize the “private option” program …

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  • Osceola sues Entergy

    OSCEOLA (AP) — Officials in Osceola are suing Entergy Arkansas over claims that the utility improperly billed the city $5 million. Mayor Dickie Kennemore says the city’s lawyers evaluated billing from 2007 through 2009 and arrived at the $5 million figure, not including interest. Kennemore …

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  • Mountain Valley Spring Water touts expansion

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Hot Springs-based Mountain Valley Spring Water has been adding employees and increasing its revenue. Mountain Valley Chairman and CEO Breck Speed says the company added 40 workers in the last year and has seen revenue grow by 38 percent in that …

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  • Man indicted for kidnapping

    EL DORADO (AP) — A man accused in the death and kidnapping of an Arkansas woman whose body was found in North Carolina faces a federal charge that could carry the death penalty if he’s convicted. U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge said Wednesday that 38-year-old Kevin …

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  • Severe weather possible

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Forecasters say parts of eastern Arkansas could see severe weather today from a storm system moving through the state. The National Weather Service says severe weather is most likely this afternoon in the eastern part of the state, particularly in areas …

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  • Lottery revenue continues slump

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — According to new revenue projections, the amount of money to be paid out in Arkansas Lottery scholarships is expected to drop by more than $6 million this year. The Arkansas Lottery Commission amended its revenue projections Wednesday from $89.5 million to …

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  • Ark. AG rejects wording of ethics ballot item

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A group seeking approval for a ballot item that would tighten Arkansas’ ethics rules for campaign finance and lobbying is being told by the Arkansas attorney general’s office that the proposal still needs more work. The group Regnat Populus has combined …

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  • Condemned inmate to have appeal heard

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A man convicted of a 1993 killing at a Little Rock laundromat is asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to allow him to be resentenced on grounds that he’s not the one who pulled the trigger. State appeals have already run their …

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  • ‘Private option’ bill tried again

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers are trying again with legislation to keep the state’s compromise Medicaid expansion alive, despite previous defeats in the state House. The Senate and House voting today on identical measures funding the “private option” that was approved last year as …

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  • Ark. AG rejects wording of marijuana ballot item

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas attorney general’s office has rejected the wording of a proposal for the November ballot that would legalize marijuana in the state. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office on Wednesday said the measure by Arkansans for Medical Cannabis contains ambiguities in …

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