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  • GAO report casts doubt on Arkansas as a role model

    When HHS approved a proposal allowing Arkansas to experiment with a "private option" for expanding Medicaid through President Obama's healthcare law, it was viewed as a possible model for other states. But a recent report could change this thinking.

  • States to EPA: We need more time for power plant rule comments

    The officials from six states -- Arkansas, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Missouri -- said they need more data behind the EPA's methodology to better understand how it arrived at individual state goals for cutting power sector emissions by 2030.

  • VIDEO: Republican leads in key Senate battleground state

    A CNN/ORC International poll released Friday shows Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., with a two-point lead over Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor.

  • Obamacare heats up in Arkansas race

    In a new ad, Sen. Mark Pryor argues that his vote for the law helped cut waste in Medicare and protected benefits for seniors.

  • GOP not giving up on Obamacare attacks

    Two months before Election Day, senior Republican strategists working on key Senate campaigns say they intend to continue using the Affordable Care Act to weigh down their Democratic opponents.

  • GOP ad hits Pryor over Obamacare

    A new ad from the Karl Rove-affiliated GOP group Crossroads GPS is attacking the Democratic incumbent for a two-week-old ad in which he voiced support for provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

  • Ebola becomes a campaign issue in close Arkansas Senate race

    A campaign ad, called "Emergency Response," features scary music, zombie movie-style shaky camerawork and an ominous voice-over saying "Tom Cotton voted against preparing America for pandemics like Ebola."

  • Up to 33 Bakken oil trains cross Arkansas weekly

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — 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...

  • Arkansas lottery scales back budget projections

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Lottery Commission has lowered its budget projections for money raised for scholarships by $3 million. The commission unanimously approved a revised budget Wednesday, reducing that projection to $78.2 million, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported...

  • Crossroads takes page out of AARP's playbook

    Crossroads GPS, an arm of the Karl Rove-founded political action committee American Crossroads, has dipped its toes into the key Arkansas U.S. Senate race with an ad attacking Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., on Medicare and Social Security.

  • This red-state Democrat just released an ad touting health care reform

    In the ad, Sen. Mark Pryor and his father, former Sen. David Pryor, recount Mark Pryor's own bout with cancer and his struggle finding health insurance that would cover it.

  • 2014 shaping up to be third-hottest year ever

    Global temperatures were 1.2 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average for January through July, according to the National Climatic Data Center.

  • More than 192,000 in Arkansas signed up for Medicaid

    The Arkansas Department of Human Services says nearly 8,000 more Arkansans were approved for coverage under the state's expanded Medicaid program last month.

  • Two red states had the sharpest drops in uninsured rate

    Arkansas and Kentucky have had the biggest reductions of uninsured adults since the Affordable Care Act's requirement that Americans have health insurance took effect in January, a new poll shows.



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