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Final EPA rule on carbon emissions unveiled

LITTLE ROCK — The final version of the Environmental Protection Agency’s first-ever rule limiting carbon emissions from power plants, unveiled Monday, contains a later start time for compliance and a less stringent reduction target for Arkansas than the previously released draft rule.

AEDC gets $20 million federal grant to promote research

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Division of Science and Technology will receive $20 million from the National Science Foundation to expand research and workforce development training opportunities at 10 colleges and universities, including the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and University of Arkansas at Monticello, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Monday.

I-30 study completed

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department said Wednesday it has completed a yearlong study on ways to improve Interstate 30 in Little Rock and North Little Rock.