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Boozman sees smooth sailing for VA nominee

Jul 22, 2014 6:07pm

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s choice to take over the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs should sail through the Senate confirmation process, according to U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-...

Arkansas officials: No immediate impact from conflicting Affordable Care Act rulings

Jul 22, 2014 6:07pm

LITTLE ROCK — Conflicting decisions Tuesday by two federal appellate panels regarding implementation of part of Affordable Care Act will have no immediate effect on Arkansans who have obtained...

Secretary of state’s office defends July 7 as filing deadline for petitions

Jul 22, 2014 6:07pm

LITTLE ROCK — Secretary of State Mark Martin’s office on Tuesday defended its decision to set July 7 as the deadline to submit petitions in support of ballot initiatives.

The group Let...

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Basketball camp gets jump start

Jul 22, 2014 5:07pm

The Harold Blevins Basketball Camp jump-started a week-long program at the Pine Bluff Convention Center with a full schedule of fun activities and learning opportunities for area children.

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Bielema: Goal of SEC championship won’t waver

Jul 22, 2014 5:07pm

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema made it clear last week the Razorbacks would not stray from their core beliefs as they move on from 2013.

Bielema maintained the message...

Local educator devoted her life to youth

Jul 22, 2014 5:07pm

Muriel Elaine Davis loved children and devoted her professional life to educating them and to ensuring that she made a real impact upon each student.

Davis died last week at the age of 67...

Off-campus UAPB chancellor home called temporary fix

Jul 22, 2014 5:07pm

The University of Arkansas Pine Bluff chancellor will live in an off-campus house until a new on-campus house can be built, according to a UA System spokesman.

The UA System Board of...

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Junior Olympian

Jul 22, 2014 4:07pm

Torren Jackson, 9, of the Port City SPEED Track Club, will compete in the AAU Junior Olympics in Des Moines, Iowa, from Monday through Aug. 2. Torren will run in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter...

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Foster: Things ‘going fine’ with water park’s first month

Jul 22, 2014 4:07pm

Mayor Noel Foster updated the White Hall City Council on Monday on Crenshaw Springs Water Park, which opened in June.

The park is attracting people, although a recent spate of cooler days...

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Hill keeps Taylor Field shining more ways than one

Jul 22, 2014 7:07pm

With plenty of statewide and regional baseball tournaments lined up this year, this summer at Taylor Field has been one of the most enjoyable for its executive director in recent years, he said...

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