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Soft China figures weigh on markets

Soft China figures weigh on markets

Weak Chinese economic data kept a lid on world stock markets Monday as investors looked ahead to a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and Scotland's independence referendum.

25 Arkansas counties under firewood quarantine

25 Arkansas counties under firewood quarantine

The Arkansas State Plant Board has implemented an emergency quarantine on certain types of wood in 25 Arkansas counties to help slow the spread of an invasive beetle.

Arkansas AG asks court to uphold gay marriage ban

Arkansas AG asks court to uphold gay marriage ban

A county judge was wrong to find that Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage violated the state and federal constitutions, the attorney general's office argued Monday as it asked the state's highest court to uphold the prohibition.

Hutchinson says more than $420K raised in August

Hutchinson says more than $420K raised in August

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson's campaign says he raised more than $420,000 in his bid for Arkansas' top office last month.

No DC gridlock for gay marriage, legal marijuana

No DC gridlock for gay marriage, legal marijuana

While many liberal policy goals have proved elusive during Barack Obama's presidency, there have been dramatic advances for two causes that once seemed quixotic — the legalization of same-sex marriage and the decriminalization of marijuana.

Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation

Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats on Sunday to choose shared economic opportunity over "the guardians of gridlock" in an high-profile appearance that drove speculation about another White House bid into overdrive.

Conway city attorney to fill open judicial spot

Conway city attorney to fill open judicial spot

Gov. Mike Beebe has appointed the Conway city attorney to serve out the remainder of the term of a circuit judge who was removed from the bench by the Arkansas Supreme Court last week.

Sentencing planned for ex-Pocahontas judge

Sentencing planned for ex-Pocahontas judge

A former northeast Arkansas judge previously imprisoned for sending a live snake in the mail faces more time behind bars after he was convicted in a separate drug case.

KUAR Local & Regional News

Candidates For Governor Release Fundraising Reports For August

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson's campaign says he raised more than $420,000 last month, outpacing Democratic rival Mike Ross.

Hutchinson's campaign reported Monday it ended the month with $667,000 cash on hand and has raised more than $3.4 million since launching his bid last year. Ross reported raising more than $370,000 last month and ending with $307,000 in the bank. Ross has raised more than $5.6 million total in his bid.

Voters Deciding If Jacksonville Forms New School District

Voters in Jacksonville are deciding Tuesday if they want to separate from the Pulaski County Special School District and form their own district. Residents of Jacksonville were given the option of creating their own district, after a ruling in January by a federal judge ended a long-running desegregation case.

Arkansas Formally Requests Making Changes To 'Private Option'

Arkansas is asking the federal government to allow changes to the state's compromise Medicaid expansion that would require some participants to contribute monthly to health savings accounts and would impose new limits on transportation for non-emergency services.

The state Department of Human Services on Monday submitted its proposal to change the "private option" program. The program uses federal Medicaid funds to purchase private insurance for low-income residents. It was created last year as an alternative to the Medicaid expansion envisioned under the federal health law.

Mike Ross Policy Issues

Big River Steel, the state surplus and his tax plan.

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