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August 27, 2014

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Pryor invokes Ebola outbreak in new TV attack ad

LITTLE ROCK -- Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor invoked the Ebola outbreak in a new television ad unveiled this week criticizing his Republican rival over a vote against medical disaster funding, injecting fears about the deadly disease into an already intense race.

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Huckabee backs Cotton's bid for US Senate

LITTLE ROCK -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee accused U.S. Senate Democratic leaders of obstruction on Monday as he campaigned in his home state for Republican Tom Cotton, backing a candidate who has the support of conservative groups with whom he's tangled over the years.

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Ross calls for income tax exemption for vets

LITTLE ROCK -- Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross on Monday proposed exempting veterans' retirement pay from the state's income tax, but said he first wants to study how to phase in a cut that could eventually cost the state nearly $17 million a year.

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Some Arkansas agencies suspended from 1033 program

LITTLE ROCK -- Several Arkansas law enforcement agencies have faced temporary suspensions from the U.S. Department of Defense's "1033 program" in recent years for losing military equipment or for other reasons such as poor record-keeping.

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Beset by money woes, Crittenden hospital to close

WEST MEMPHIS -- The Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis stopped admitting patients Monday and will shut down permanently on Sept. 7, despite the recent passage of a sales tax increase intended to help the financially struggling facility.

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Up to 33 Bakken oil trains cross Arkansas weekly

LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas emergency officials' records show that as many as 33 trains carrying Bakken crude oil pass through the state in a given week, each one hauling more than the amount spilled in last year's Pegasus pipeline spill in Mayflower, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

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Martin pays back $2,100 for homestead tax credits

LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin has paid $2,100 to Benton County for improperly receiving tax credits on two homes over the past three years, and indicated he planned to make more payments for claiming both houses as his primary residence.

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GOP chairman says Arkansas key in US Senate fight

LITTLE ROCK -- Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus touted Arkansas' role Tuesday in the party's fight to take control of the U.S. Senate, as he kicked off a series of visits to the state by national GOP figures over the next week.

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Governors tout benefits of Medicaid expansion

LITTLE ROCK -- Three governors who expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul said Saturday there are economic and moral arguments for embracing a key part of the law, despite strong political opposition in their southern states.

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Clinton urges Southern states to seek cooperation

LITTLE ROCK -- Former President Bill Clinton urged Southern governors to seek cooperation as they try to expand research and development in the region, praising Kentucky and Arkansas for their success cutting the number of uninsured.

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Two senators seek to end lieutenant governor post

LITTLE ROCK -- Two Arkansas legislators proposed abolishing the lieutenant governor's office, deriding it Thursday as outdated and unnecessary and saying they'll push during the next legislative session to have voters decide whether to keep the post.

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