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Proposal would end private option

Jan 29, 2015 3:23pm

A bill filed Monday would end the Medicaid expansion program known as the private option at the end of this year.

Sen. Linda Collins-Smith, R-Pocahontas, filed Senate Bill 144 four days...

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Candidates report fundraising

Sep 18, 2014 2:34pm

Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson raised about $50,000 more than Democratic candidate Mike Ross in August, according to monthly campaign finance reports filed Monday with the...

Washington digest

Sep 18, 2014 2:33pm

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans last week blocked a Democrat-led effort to amend the Constitution to allow Congress to limit how much outside groups can spend on political campaigns.


Board members say training was lacking

Sep 18, 2014 2:33pm

Members of the Arkansas Fire Protection Licensing Board told a legislative committee on Friday that a lack of training was the reason they did not notice irregularities in the former executive...

House Call

Sep 18, 2014 2:30pm

Q: Why do I often experience muscle jerks when falling asleep at night?

A: Muscle jerks you experience when falling asleep are called sleep starts, hypnic jerks, or sleep myoclonus, which...

Notable Deaths

Sep 18, 2014 2:28pm

Sean O’Haire, a professional wrestler, kickboxer, and martial artist whose real name was Sean Haire, was found dead at his South Carolina home Sept. 9. He was 43. He was a three-time WCW World Tag...

Why do we do it?

Sep 18, 2014 2:28pm

Many times folks will ask a volunteer firefighter, “Why do you spend your Saturdays in training when you could be fishing?”

Well let me tell you one of the reasons why I did it. I have spent...

Sewing ‘Big Momma’s’ seeds

Sep 18, 2014 2:28pm

Plants help form the enduring memory of my great-grandmother, Maggie Bryant. Everybody called her “Big Momma,” a quintessentially Southern endearment. She always had something rooting, blooming or...

GAO says private option not budget-netural

Sep 11, 2014 10:16am

The U.S. Government Accountability Office is projecting that Arkansas’ so-called private option will cost federal taxpayers $778 million more than expanding traditional Medicaid would have cost....

Deputy accepts judgment in iPhone lawsuit

Sep 11, 2014 9:59am

Although the settlement language allows him to claim no fault, a Sebastian County sheriff’s deputy recently accepted an almost $40,000 judgment against him instead of going to trial in a federal...

House Call

Sep 04, 2014 4:25pm

Q: I have smoked for years and have developed a bad cough. How can I be sure I don’t have lung cancer?

A: There are two new procedures that your doctor can perform to find out if cancer is...

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