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Arkansas Delegates Look for Rebound at Democratic Convention

Arkansas Delegates Look for Rebound at Democratic Convention

Arkansas' delegates hope having Hillary Clinton at the top of the ticket will energize a state party that's been routed by Republicans over the past three elections.
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Three-Time Arkansas Lawmaker Sheilla Lampkin Dies After Cancer Battle

Three-time State Rep. Sheilla Lampkin of Monticello has died after battling cancer. She was 70.
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Regulatory Costs Hit Smaller Banks Harder, St. Louis Fed Economists Conclude in Report

Smaller banks really are hit harder by the cost of regulatory compliance, a report published last week concluded.
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Not Big Enough For Both (Editorial)

Because building two convention centers in Jonesboro, a city of fewer than 75,000, doesn't seem prudent, we feel the need to be ready for a sad news event.
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