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July 24, 2014

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Study: Nearly 1 in 3 Arkansas kids live in poverty

LITTLE ROCK -- Nearly three out of 10 kids are living in poverty in Arkansas, but the number of children without health insurance has gone down, according to a national study released Tuesday that shows how children fare in each state.

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Panel approves leasing space for state prisoners

LITTLE ROCK -- A state panel finalized a deal Monday to move up to 250 inmates into an unused Pulaski County facility as part of a plan lawmakers approved earlier this month to ease overcrowding at local jails across Arkansas.

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More time given for alcohol, wage petitions

LITTLE ROCK -- Supporters of proposals to expand alcohol sales in Arkansas and gradually raise the state's minimum wage were given another month Friday to circulate petitions after being told by election officials they fell short of the signatures needed to win a spot on the November ballot.

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Rutledge: More transparency on outside groups

LITTLE ROCK -- A little more than a month after winning the Republican nomination in a primary fight marked by heavy involvement by outside groups, attorney general candidate Leslie Rutledge said Wednesday she supports requiring more transparency about such organizations' involvement in state-level campaigns.

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Gubernatorial candidates report June fundraising

LITTLE ROCK -- Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mike Ross raised more than $296,000 last month, edging out his Republican rival while also spending more than twice as much as he brought in, campaign finance reports filed Tuesday showed.

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Ross proposes $10M funding boost for public safety

LITTLE ROCK -- Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mike Ross on Tuesday proposed boosting annual state funding for domestic violence, child abuse and parole programs by $10 million, as he unveiled a plan aimed at addressing public safety in Arkansas.

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Cotton says he's raised $2.28M during quarter

LITTLE ROCK -- U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton raised $2.28 million over the past three months in his bid to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, the Republican's campaign said Monday, outpacing the two-term Arkansas incumbent as their nationally watched race grows more expensive and heated.

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Opponents say 12-week abortion ban won't stand

LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas is trying to overturn 40 years of court precedent that abortion is legal until the point a fetus can live outside the womb, opponents of a state law that would ban the procedure 12 weeks into a pregnancy argued Thursday.

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