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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.

Fact checkers call anti-Hutchinson ad false

LITTLE ROCK — A television ad accusing Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson of wastefully spending taxpayer money on employee bonuses and a lavish “birthday party” was called false Tuesday by an independent fact-checking website.

Pryor, Blunt urge passage of agriculture spending bill

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., and Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, on Wednesday encouraged colleagues to work with them to approve a $20.6 billion agriculture spending bill that includes funding for the National Center for Toxicological Research near Pine Bluff.