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Huckabee to Share 2016 Plans in Hope, Arkansas, on May 5
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Huckabee to Share 2016 Plans in Hope, Arkansas, on May 5

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says he will tell supporters on May 5 in the hometown he shares with former President Bill Clinton whether or not he will seek the Republican presidential nomination.
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FOI Request for Solicitor General Applications Turned Down by AG

If you were wondering who's in the running to be the new solicitor general at the Arkansas Attorney General's Office, so were we.
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Arkansas Has Players But No Clout in 2016 Fight (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

Instead of being a key player in an increasingly crowded presidential fight, Arkansas is heading toward an all-too-familiar status as a flyover state in 2016.
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Opt-Out Movement Accelerates Amid Common Core Testing

Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance.
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Little Rock School District interim Superintendent Dexter Suggs has resigned from the district, the state Department of Education said Tuesday. read more >

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After the state faced widespread backlash over measures critics cast as anti-gay, several Arkansas cities worried about the economic fallout are challenging the new laws by expanding their anti-discrimination protections. read more >

Leslie Rutledge Turns Down Washington County Bridge Investigation

The Arkansas attorney general's office has referred a request to investigate the construction of two Washington County bridges to the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department. read more >

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Conway Corp. Hires DJ Jeff Matthews

Jeff Matthews, the longtime host of the KURB-FM, 98.5, morning radio show, has been hired as the public relations coordinator for Conway Corp. read more >

For Fairness (Editorial)

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Arkansas' Impending Shortfall (Erick Elder Commentary)

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Safety Directors Keep Eye On Construction Sites

Contractors, builders and construction executives say accident prevention keeps costs and accidents down at work sites. Having a safety director on a job site could help prevent worker injuries, said Richard Hedgecock, the executive vice president of the Associated General Contractors Arkansas, the state's largest commercial construction trade association. read more >

Widespread Growth Seen in Northwest Arkansas

When Sam Walton opened in 1950 the dime store in Bentonville, to say the area was sparsely populated would be an understatement. Today, these environs have grown so much that they comprise their own metropolitan statistical area. read more >

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