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PBHS student wins award at FBLA convention

FBLA sponsor William Douthard, left, congratulates Cameron Withers, a student at Pine Bluff High School, who placed second in impromptu speaking at the state FBLA Convention in Little Rock. Cameron will compete at the FBLA National Convention in June in Chicago. (Special to The Commercial)

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Supporters, opponents of regional haze plan speak at EPA hearing

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — In a public hearing Thursday, the federal Environmental Protection Agency heard from supporters and opponents of the agency’s plan to improve visibility at national parks and wildlife areas in the region by reducing power plant emissions — a plan that would affect the White Bluff plant in Jefferson County.