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Pryor: Obama should do more to address Ebola

LITTLE ROCK — In a news conference Friday, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., called on President Barack Obama to institute a temporary ban on travel to the U.S. from three Ebola-plagued West African countries and outlined other steps he said are needed to protect Americans from the deadly virus.

Accusations fly at gubernatorial debate

CONWAY — Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson and Democratic candidate Mike Ross seized on things from each other’s backgrounds to criticize and called each other flip-floppers during a debate Thursday on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas.

Lt. gov. hopefuls debate office’s role

CONWAY — The two majority candidates running for lieutenant governor discussed their plans and goals if elected during a debate Thursday, while the Libertarian candidate said the office has little authority and is only part-time.

Martin criticized for declining debate

LITTLE ROCK — The Democratic nominee for secretary of state and the state Democratic Party slammed Republican Secretary of State Mark Martin on Tuesday for declining to participate in a debate sponsored by public television station AETN.