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  • 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.

  • House speaker says farmers' take illegal losses

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The speaker of the Arkansas House says he wants a legislative committee to look at regulations governing commodities brokers after state farmers reported millions of dollars in losses. House Speaker Davy Carter on Friday asked the chairman of the House Agriculture...

  • 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.

  • Democrats hit Cotton on children's hospital vote

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats' campaign arm on Tuesday began a $3.6 million ad blitz against Republican Rep. Tom Cotton, starting with his vote against funding pediatric research at an Arkansas hospital. Cotton, who is to face Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor in the fall, was the only member of...

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