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August Issue

Today's Top News

Arkansas-Little Rock receives education grant

UALR has been awarded a $2 million grant for its gifted education program.

Stephens Analysts Recognized with National Awards

Seven analysts at Stephens Inc. have received 2014 StarMine Analyst Awards.

Drug and device firms paid $3.5B to care providers

From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals billions of dollars last year, the government disclosed Tuesday in a new effort to spotlight potential ethical conflicts in medicine.

Analysis: No quick fix for Arkansas teachers

Low pay and high insurance premiums are such big problems within the Arkansas public school system that, even given a chance to make a bold promise during a heated political campaign, the state's leading candidates for governor couldn't do so before a teachers' group last week.

GOP cautions that Senate control would have limits

How much difference will it make if Republicans win the Senate majority on Nov. 4, joining the GOP-run House against a Democratic White House?

It's Pryor v. Cotton v. Obama in Arkansas race

In a Senate race as pivotal as any in the country, Arkansas Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor is running against Republican Rep. Tom Cotton, who is running against President Barack Obama.

Bill Clinton to headline rallies for Arkansas Dems

Bill Clinton will headline a series of rallies for Arkansas Democrats next week, lending a hand in the party's efforts to fend off a Republican takeover of his home state's top offices in the November election.

EU proposes deal to ensure Ukraine gas supplies

A top European Union official proposed a deal Friday that would see Ukraine repay some of its gas debt to Russia in exchange for guaranteed gas deliveries over the harsh winter months.

KUAR Local & Regional News

Authorities: Suspect In Murder Of Realtor Had Appointment To View Home

A real estate agent, whose body was found in a shallow grave early Tuesday, had been contacted by the suspect in her murder to view a house in Scott, investigators said.

U.S. Marshals Museum Officials Working On Land Easement

The people working to build a museum dedicated to U.S. Marshals are working with the Army Corps of Engineers on officially securing land on which the building will be constructed on.

Museum president and CEO Jim Dunn says the Robert Westphal family is ready to donate land along the Arkansas River to the museum. But an easement issue with the Army Corps of Engineers has to be resolved first.

Dunn says the Corps' easement was established when it was building the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.

2nd Debate Set Up In Heated Arkansas Senate race

Republican Senate hopeful and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton has agreed to an Oct. 13 public television debate with Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor and two other candidates, setting up the second televised face-off in the heated Arkansas race.

Cotton's campaign on Tuesday said he agreed to the Arkansas Educational Television Network's proposed debate featuring Pryor, Libertarian nominee Nathan LaFrance and Green Party nominee Mark Swaney.

The debate will be recorded in Conway and air that night on AETN and KUAR-FM 89.1.

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