LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas asked the federal government Monday 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...
Category: Wire News    Published: Tuesday, September 16th, 2014     comments
In what could be described as the vision in the hearts of a few in El Dorado serendipitously uniting and then growing to see that no child be defined by their circumstances, a mentorship program partnership between Wyatt Baptist Church and Yocum Elementary School is set to begin on Monday.Melissa Po...
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A popular El Dorado eatery has been temporarily closed down following a weekend accident in which an SUV crashed into the side of the building.A 16-year-old girl told police that she was “feeling very fatigued” as she attempted to turn into the parking lot of East Main Dairy Diner, 700 E...
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LITTLE ROCK (AP) — 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.Arkansas Attorney General Dust...
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 Two large limbs ripped off of a huge oak tree this weekend at Oakhurst Park, and park users are urged to stay clear of the debris. The city has been notified and should have the limbs removed today.
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Dirt shakes loose from an auger as workers with Clark Contractors begin the task of installing piers for the foundation of the new Murphy Oil headquarters at the corner of Peach Street and Jackson Avenue on Monday. The 86,000-square-foot building is expected to be completed by September 2015.
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KEB rallying local groups for Great Arkansas Cleanup
With the Great Arkansas Cleanup under way, several local groups have signed up to clean up city streets and neighborhoods, and Keep El Dorado Beautiful is encouraging more groups and individuals to get involved before the event ends next month.During a KEB meeting on Monday, members said several gro...
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State attorney general hospitalizedLITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is hospitalized after a reaction to a new blood-pressure medication he is taking.Spokesman Aaron Sadler says McDaniel has been admitted to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for observa...
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LITTLE ROCK (AP) — 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...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Barack Obama’s strategy against the Islamic State...
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PARIS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he won’t shut the door on the possibility of working with Iran against a common enemy in the Islamic State militant group, but the two nations won’t coordinate on military action.Kerry also ruled out coordinating with the Syrian...
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Florida man charged inmurders of four peopleHUDSON, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay area authorities have charged a man with four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his ex-girlfriend, her parents and her new boyfriend.The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office charged 28-year-old Adam Matos on...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments.The widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else has been matched by a slowdown in state tax revenue, according to a report being released Monday by Standard & Poor’s.Even as income for the a...
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