• ADE to host career fair

    LITTLE ROCK — Current teachers and career changers interested in obtaining a license will have the opportunity to network and learn more about educational opportunities at an upcoming career fair hosted by the Arkansas Department of Education, according to a news release. ADE will host …

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  • Severe weather in forecast

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says tornadoes, powerful winds and large hail are possible in Arkansas today and Thursday. Forecasters say northwest Arkansas is at a slight risk for severe weather today, while the entire state is at a moderate risk Thursday …

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  • Alcohol ballot item rejected

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment that would make it legal to produce and sell alcohol in all 75 Arkansas counties will have to try again for approval of the wording of their ballot item. The state attorney general’s office on …

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  • Report: Arkansas revenue sees boost in March

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas finance officials say higher than expected tax collections and lower refunds paid out helped boost the state’s revenue in March. The Department of Finance and Administration said today the state’s net available general revenue last month totaled $386.5 million. That’s …

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  • AgDiscovery deadline extended

    PINE BLUFF — The application deadline for AgDiscovery has been extended to Monday. AgDiscovery is a two-week residential program held on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The program allows students to learn about careers in animal science, veterinary medicine, agribusiness, …

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  • Representatives introduce species legislation

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The U.S. House delegation from Arkansas introduced legislation requiring the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to consider social and economic impacts on land owners before designating a habitat as critical. The bill, known as the Common Sense in Species Protection Act, …

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  • Ark., Okla. delegations support Three Rivers Study

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Members of the Arkansas and Oklahoma congressional delegations have announced support for the so-called “Three Rivers Study” of the area at the confluence of the Arkansas, Mississippi, and White Rivers. The area is the starting point of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas …

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  • AFC offers safe outdoor burning pointers

    LITTLE ROCK — Wildfire activity during the spring of the year is often high, according to the Arkansas Forestry Commission, so homeowners are urged to use safe burning practices as they take advantage of the spring burning season. “Landowners should use fire as safely as …

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  • LR man arrested for child porn

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas attorney general’s office has arrested a Little Rock man for possession of child pornography. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced Tuesday that 52-year-old Christopher L. Boyd is charged with 30 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing child pornography. Boyd was …

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  • AG nixes wording for proposed ethics measure

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas attorney general’s office has rejected the wording of a ballot proposal that would institute tougher ethics laws for state public officials. The group Regnat Populus was told Tuesday that the phrasing of its ballot proposal contains ambiguities and can’t …

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  • Jackpot sets monthly sales record

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas lottery says gamblers set a sales record of $1.25 million in March for the Natural State Jackpot game. The game’s jackpot grew steadily through the month and was at $350,000 for Tuesday night’s drawing. The game started in August …

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  • Civil rights figure Lewis to speak at literary festival

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Literary Festival scheduled for the end of the month will feature a talk by civil rights figure Rep. John Lewis, who is to discuss his graphic novel memoir. The festival is to run April 24-27 in Little Rock, and …

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