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Report ranks Arkansas 41st in well-being of children

LITTLE ROCK — An annual report ranks Arkansas 41st in the nation in the overall well-being of its children, down from 40th last year, and shows that child poverty has increased in the state, although gains have been made in health care coverage and education.


Arkansas’ net revenue collections for the fiscal year that ended June 30 totaled $5.02 billion. Because of a typographical error, a report by the Arkansas News Bureau published Thursday gave the amount as $5.02 million.

Special legislative session begins

LITTLE ROCK — State lawmakers began a special session Monday with a nod to the state’s past and then quickly got down to the business of addressing rising teacher health insurance costs, prison overcrowding and lottery monitor games.

Coin experts don’t see sellout for Marshals coin

WASHINGTON — A commemorative coin set for release next year by the U.S. Mint likely won’t have strong enough sales to raise the $5 million in surcharges that could go to the U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith, according to coin experts.