• World Services for the Blind CEO to retire

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The chief executive officer for Little Rock-based World Services for the Blind has announced his retirement. Larry Dickerson said Thursday he plans to leave effective Aug. 15. Board chairman Tom Duke says an executive search committee has been formed and that …

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  • ‘Private option’ discussed

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers will be discussing how they reauthorized the state’s “private option” during this year’s session and the future of the compromise Medicaid expansion. A panel of lawmakers was scheduled to speak to the Political Animals Club today about the contentious …

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  • Gillam named House speaker

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas House selected another Republican as its speaker in a secret ballot Wednesday, despite several lawmakers’ concerns about a possible repeat of what happened two years ago in a closely divided chamber. Rep. Jeremy Gillam of Judsonia won the House …

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  • No chronic wasting disease found in deer

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says recent testing has found no chronic wasting disease in Arkansas’ deer herd. The commission said Wednesday that it submitted samples during the 2013 sampling period for testing and the deadly disease was not found. …

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  • AHTD withdraws projects due to funding questions

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has withdrawn 10 construction projects from its planned list of projects scheduled for award in April. The department said in a news release that the decision is the result of the uncertainty of federal …

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  • Baber, Lamb win ‘Song of Arkansas’ contest

    “A.R.K.A.N.S.A.S. Get There From Here” by Barrett Baber and Kenny Lamb is the winner of the Song of Arkansas contest, a promotion by the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism that had musicians vying to see whose original tune would be chosen from pieces entered …

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  • FSA to celebrate National Ag Day

    LITTLE ROCK — “Everyone is encouraged to take a moment to appreciate the hard-working farmers and ranchers in Arkansas on March 25, National Ag Day,” said Linda Newkirk, State Farm Service Agency executive director. “This year’s theme is ‘Agriculture: 365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths …

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  • ADEQ fires inspector

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — An Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality inspector said he’ll appeal his firing over revelations that he frequently hunted on a 700-acre landfill tract in north Baxter County. Gary Meador had inspected the NABORS landfill for 25 years along with facilities in …

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  • Alzheimer’s grants available

    LITTLE ROCK — Alzheimer’s Arkansas has Family Assistance Grants available specifically for those who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. Approval for the grants is not based on income. These $250 grants may be used to pay for respite care, legal …

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  • ‘Fantasticks’ rescheduled

    MOUNTAIN HOME — “The Fantasticks” performance, which was canceled due to inclement weather and hazardous road conditions, has been rescheduled for April 22 at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the Arkansas State University campus in Mountain Home. All tickets previously purchased will be …

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  • AG issues consumer alert

    LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has issued a consumer alert to inform Arkansas consumers about the Funeral Rule. The law, enforced by the Federal Trade Commission, ensures that funeral providers give consumers clear, itemized price lists for the products and services that they …

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  • ‘Women Can!’ leadership conference to be held

    LITTLE ROCK — A conference titled “Women Can! Empowering the Professional Woman” will be held Tuesday at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. Professional women from around the state are welcome to come together to discuss leadership strategies, career empowerment, professional development and networking. The …

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