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Highway Department withdraws 6 projects

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said Wednesday it has withdrawn six construction projects scheduled for consideration in its July 21, 2015, bid opening because of continuing uncertainty surrounding the Federal Highway Trust Fund.

Hutchinson expects quick resolution of PARCC dispute

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson acknowledged Tuesday that he and the state Board of Education have been “at loggerheads” over who should provide the state with standardized tests next year but said he is optimistic the conflict will be resolved within the next couple of months.