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Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson details agenda for special session

LITTLE ROCK -- A special legislative session focusing on economic development incentives also will include an effort to move up Arkansas' primary, a reorganization of some agencies and a change in the state's driving while intoxicated law, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday.

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Economic incentives on Gov.'s special session agenda

LITTLE ROCK -- A special legislative session focusing on economic development incentives also will include an effort to move up Arkansas' primary, a reorganization of some agencies and a change in the state's driving while intoxicated law, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday.

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Prosecutors call for up to 20-year sentence for ex-treasurer

LITTLE ROCK -- A former Arkansas treasurer convicted of steering state investments to a broker who bribed her with cash should serve up to nearly 20 years in prison, federal prosecutors argued Monday, saying a lighter punishment would send the wrong message about public corruption.

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Hutchinson announces special session

LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday said he was calling lawmakers back to the Capitol later this month to consider incentives aimed at luring a defense contract to the state that he says could create nearly 600 new jobs.

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Tornadoes kill at least five

LITTLE ROCK -- Emergency responders searched through splintered wreckage Monday after a line of tornadoes battered several small communities in Arkansas and Texas, killing at least five people, including a young couple who died trying to shield their daughter from the storm.

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