State News

State panel to review monument proposals

LITTLE ROCK -- An Arkansas panel will begin reviewing proposals next month to set up monuments to the Ten Commandments and Satan near the state Capitol, the secretary of state's office announced Tuesday.

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Flooding in South puts damper on rice harvest

LONOKE -- Heavy rain that brought record flooding to Louisiana recently has put a damper on the nation's harvest of rice, a food staple that usually likes water as it grows but can't be gathered by machine if fields are inundated.

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Clerk sued over alcohol sales petition

POCAHONTAS -- Randolph County residents who signed a petition to get an alcohol sales measure on the county's November ballot have filed a lawsuit against the county clerk for denying the ballot request.

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