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Arkansas Lottery Winner
5:55 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Mayflower Woman Wins $2 Million From Arkansas Lottery

Arkansas Lottery

A Mayflower woman has won $2 million in an Arkansas Scholarship Lottery scratch-off game. 

The lottery said Monday that Linda Newsom won with a Gold Rush lottery ticket that she purchased at Mayflower Quick Mart.

Lottery spokesman Kevin McCarthy says Newsom spent $20 for the winning ticket and that she said she plans to invest her winnings.

 

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Local & Regional News
5:43 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Judge: Arkansas Lethal Injection Records FOI Exempt

A Pulaski County judge has ruled that documents relating to lethal injection drugs the Arkansas  Department of Correction will obtain are exempt from the state's Freedom of Information Act.

Judge Collins Kilgore's two sentence ruling Monday says the information sought by six death row inmates is exempt from the FOIA and denied their request that he order the records be released.  

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Local & Regional News
3:45 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

PSC To Consider Retrofit Of Coal-Fired Power Plant

The Arkansas Public Service Commission has a public hearing Thursday to consider a proposal to retrofit an aging coal-fired power plant in northwest Arkansas. 

But opponents see an opportunity to retire it and pursue alternative energy.

Jacqueline Froelich with Fayetteville station KUAF has more on the debate.

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Universities In Arkansas
3:44 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

UALR Makes Comments On ASU Requiring Incoming Freshmen To Have iPads

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This fall, incoming freshmen at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro will be required to have iPads for their classes.

It becomes the first public university in the state to make such a requirement.

Officials at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock have done a similar experiment on students in Education programs, but haven’t considered on making this a requirements for all students.

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Local & Regional News
2:51 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Judge Hears Arkansas Lethal Injection Disclosure Case

An Arkansas judge is deciding whether six death row inmates are entitled to see documents  relating to the lethal injection drugs the Arkansas Department of Correction is procuring for their executions.  

Pulaski County Court Judge Collins Kilgore heard arguments on Monday about whether Arkansas' new lethal injection law allows the Department of Correction to keep secret records about the origin, history and quality of lethal injection drugs.

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Breaking
2:45 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Arkansas Governor Vetoes Voter Photo ID Bill

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe vetoed legislation Monday that would have required voters to show photo  identification before casting a ballot, calling the measure "an expensive solution in search of a problem" and a requirement that would impair the right to vote. 

State law currently requires poll workers to ask for  identification, but voters can still cast a ballot if they don't have one. A new Republican majority at the Legislature said that restricting access to the polls would reduce voter fraud.

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Local & Regional News
1:00 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

GOP Leader Floats Special Session On Medicaid

The top Republican in the Arkansas House on Monday said lawmakers should delay taking final action on a proposal to expand health insurance to low-income residents so state officials can answer questions about how the program would operate.

Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe quickly dismissed the idea, repeating his call for lawmakers to vote on the proposal before the end of this year's legislative session.

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Talk Business Arkansas
12:54 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Arkansas Lawmakers Continue Debate Over Steel Mill Project

Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Grant Tennille (top left) meets with the Arkansas lawmakers to discuss the Big River Steel project.

Arkansas lawmakers are still reviewing a proposal to provide a steel company state financing to build a $1.1 billion steel mill in Osceola.

The Legislature's economic development committees convened a special meeting Monday, after two reports released by consultants last week offered mixed opinions of the costs and benefits of the Big River Steel project.

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Talk Business Arkansas
12:33 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Hutchinson Talks Politics And Guns With Talk Business Arkansas

Asa Hutchinson

In an interview with Talk Business Arkansas, Republican Asa Hutchinson, the GOP’s frontrunner in the 2014 race for governor, says he likes his chances of winning this time around.

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Lethal Injection Drugs
8:12 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Judge To Hold Hearing For Arkansas Death Row Inmates

 

A hearing is planned in the case of six death row inmates who want the Arkansas Department of Correction to provide documents about lethal injection drugs. 

The hearing is scheduled for Monday morning in Pulaski County. Attorney Jeff Rosenzweig filed a lawsuit last week asking a judge to order the correction department to release the records under the Freedom of Information Act. The inmates are seeking documents containing information about the origin, history and quality of lethal injection drugs.

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