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U.S. gives state $1 million for winter cleanup

By The Associated Press

This article was published July 23, 2014 at 3:52 p.m.

LITTLE ROCK — The U.S. Department of Labor is giving Arkansas $1 million to help continue cleanup operations following a December winter storm.

Federal officials declared 14 counties eligible for a public assistance program after the Dec. 5-6 storm. The National Emergency Grant announced Wednesday will go to the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services and will let the state agency keep on temporary workers who are helping the area recover.

The counties involved are Crawford, Franklin, Fulton, Johnson, Logan, Madison, Marion, Newton, Polk, Scott, Searcy, Sebastian, Sharp and Van Buren.

An earlier grant totaled $506,748.

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