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Bill to end dual King, Lee holidays fails again

LITTLE ROCK — For at least another two years the state of Arkansas will continue the dual celebration of the birthdays of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert E. Lee after a bill to separate the two holidays was voted down in a House committee Wednesday.

VA loosens eligibility for Choice Card program

WASHINGTON — Twice as many veterans living in rural areas may be eligible to receive federally paid medical care from local doctors after the Department of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday tweaked a rule that had blocked them from being eligible for the new program.


An article published Tuesday about Pine Bluff Wastewater Utility misstated the time frame during which a rate increase will be implemented. The average residential bill is currently $16.21 per month and will increase to around $17.81 per month beginning in May 2015. By the time the full increase takes effect in 2017, the average bill will be nearly $20.