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New DCFS director named

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Department of Human Services Director Cindy Gillespie said Friday that Mischa Martin, who has served as interim director of the agency’s Division of Children and Family Services for the past three months, will become the division’s permanent director.

Arkansans react to shootings in Dallas, elsewhere

LITTLE ROCK — Thursday night’s fatal shooting of five police officers in Dallas during a street protest against police violence was condemned Friday by Arkansas elected officials and by protesters at the state Capitol who also called for an end to needless police shootings of black men.