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Expert: Insurance tweaks save

Expert: Insurance tweaks save

Arkansas could save about $88 million in state tax dollars next year by adopting insurance-plan options that would encourage more low wage public school employees to enroll in the state’s expanded Medicaid program, a consultant told state lawmakers on Wednesday. Eric Helman, pr...

81 judges since ’06 on suspension list

Nearly one-third of the state’s sitting judges since 2006 have been suspended from practicing law a combined 157 times for nonpaym...

Lack of bids for I-530 job draws commission inquiry

State highway officials said Wednesday that they will review the specifications of a project on Interstate 530 coming into Little ...

Man finds 6-carat diamond at Crater of Diamonds

MURFREESBORO — A man who moved to the Murfreesboro area because he enjoys hunting for precious stones at Crater of Diamonds State ...
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All have ups and downs

With new polls and new stunts and new gimmicks, and with an election year for the ages proceeding in ...

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Talent of Real Deal teams back on display

Bill Ingram had spent tens of thousands of dollars for his teams, the Arkansas Hawks, to play in tournaments ...

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Hunters know how to read signs

I nearly stepped on a landmine.

Man accused in girlfriend's fire death won't face death penalty

A North Little Rock man charged with capital murder after authorities say he set his girlfriend on fire and then doused her with gasoline won't face the possibility of the death penalty.

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Wal-Mart joins Ria for money-transfer service

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is introducing a new money-transfer service that it says will cut fees for customers by up to 50 percent compared with similar services.

THE WEEKEND TEN

1 GLORY Everyone is invited to congregate at the river for the 26th annual Community Easter Sunrise Service. The service, organized by Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church and with participation from community leaders and area choirs, starts at 7 a.m. Sunday at Little Rock’s First Security Amphitheater in Riverfront Park.

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Light’s green for on-screen lottery games

The Arkansas Lottery Commission will pursue the implementation of electronic-monitor games, the commission decided Wednesday — a day after a majority of the Legislature’s lottery oversight committee declared its opposition to the games.

Costs of $6 billion hit bank’s profits

Bank of America, the second-biggest U.S. lender, swung to a first-quarter loss as the company booked $6 billion of costs tied to mortgage disputes.

THE WEEKEND TEN

1 GLORY Everyone is invited to congregate at the river for the 26th annual Community Easter Sunrise Service. The service, organized by Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church and with participation from community leaders and area choirs, starts at 7 a.m. Sunday at Little Rock’s First Security Amphitheater in Riverfront Park.

$350 million for Detroit pensions still up in air

Pressure was building Wednesday for Michigan lawmakers to commit $350 million to Detroit pensions, a day after the city reached tentative agreements with pension funds and a retiree group to reduce payouts.

Shut up, they explain

THE LATEST from the White House is that it has “overwhelming evidence” that Russia is now fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine. You think?

Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday.

Beau Biden plans 2016 run for governor in Delaware

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden's eldest son, Beau Biden, says he won't seek re-election as Delaware attorney general this year but plans to run for governor in 2016.

Evacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday.

Stocks drift after Google, IBM earnings disappoint

Major U.S. stock indexes drifted between gains and losses in morning trading Thursday amid a crop of disappointing corporate earnings. Google, IBM and insurers UnitedHealth and WellPoint were among the big market decliners.

Diplomats eye joint statement on Ukraine

GENEVA (AP) — High-level talks aimed at calming soaring tensions over the crisis in Ukraine went into overtime on Thursday with top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine attempting to forge a common position on how to de-escalate the situation.

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