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6:30 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

6/2/14: Talk Business & Politics

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Local & Regional News
4:43 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Arkansas Electric Group Knocks Obama Emissions Plan

An Arkansas electric cooperative says an Environmental Protection Agency plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants will reduce utility companies' use of coal in favor of more expensive fuels.

The Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation says it was disappointed by the implications of Monday's announcement by the Obama administration to cut carbon dioxide emissions from plants over the next 15 years.

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Arkansas Business Report
3:59 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

6/2/14: Arkansas Busienss Report

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Local & Regional News
1:35 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Corporation To Build New Rice Mill At Port Of Pine Bluff

Economic development officials say a new rice mill is headed to Pine Bluff. The state announced Monday that Southwind Milling Co. LLC will build a rice mill at the city's port.

The corporation is part of Optimum Group, which has been farming in Mississippi Delta states since 2010.

Construction of the new mill is expected to begin immediately at the site in the Pine Bluff Port's Harbor Industrial District. Officials say the plant will be operational by February 2015 and will initially employ 25 people.

Local & Regional News
12:24 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Three Races Top Ballot As Early Runoff Voting Starts

Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

Early voting opens Tuesday for Arkansas' primary runoff, though state election officials aren't expecting many people to take part.

Just 21 percent of the state's 1.6 million registered voters showed up for April's primary. And with only one statewide race headed to a runoff, the Secretary of State's office says only around 4 percent of voters - or about 30 people per precinct - are expected.

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Local & Regional News
9:15 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Public Comment Sought On Clinton Birthplace Site

The National Park Service is accepting public comment on possible changes or improvements to the Clinton Birthplace National Historic Site in Hope.

The public comment period opened last week and runs through June 30. The park service hopes to identify projects that can document the historic character of the neighborhood as experienced by former president Bill Clinton.

Clinton was born in Hope in 1946 and lived in the home with his mother and grandparents for four years.

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Local & Regional News
9:11 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Filing For Disaster Unemployment Assistance Ending

The filing period for residents seeking disaster unemployment assistance after April's deadly storms is ending.

Claims by those affected by the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that began in Faulkner County April 27 must be filed by Monday.

Residents must have worked or have been scheduled to work in the disaster area, but because of the disaster they no longer have a job, a place to work or could not get to their place of work because of the damage.

Local & Regional News
5:00 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Video: Arkansas GOP Attorney General Candidates Debate At KUAR

GOP AG Candidates David Sterling and Leslie Rutledge
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

Two candidates are vying for the Republican nomination for Arkansas Attorney General. 

Leslie Rutledge and David Sterling will be in a runoff election Tuesday, June 10th after neither got 50 percent of the vote during the May 20th election.  

KUAR’s Jacob Kauffman spoke with the two. Watch the full interview here.

The candidates sparred over the death penalty, the EPA, same-sex marriage and the sources of their campaign funds.

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Local & Regional News
3:37 pm
Sun June 1, 2014

Jason Baldwin Of The West Memphis 3 Co-Writes Book

An author whose extensive work helped build support that led to the release of the West Memphis Three has teamed up with one of the men to tell his story. It’s the second book on the case for Mara Leveritt whose previous book, Devil's Knot, was  recently made into a movie.

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Local & Regional News
9:20 am
Sun June 1, 2014

Abundance Of Ticks Reported In Arkansas

The University of Arkansas' Division of Agriculture says there is an abundance ticks this spring in Arkansas.

The statement comes on the heels of the death in neighboring Oklahoma of a man who had a virus spread through tick bites.

Extension entomologist Kelly Loftin says lone star ticks and American dog ticks are particularly prevalent. A Delaware, Oklahoma, man died from the Heartland virus - which is linked to the lone star tick.

Other ticks in Arkansas include the blacklegged tick, the winter tick, the Gulf Coast tick and the brown dog tick.

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