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Sarah D. Wire

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W. Memphis college to get $4.9M

posted: 09/30/2014 2:58 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- Mid-South Community College in West Memphis and three Memphis-area schools will share a $9.8 million grant to restructure community college education, the White House announced Monday.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: Arkansans busy with campaigns

posted: 09/28/2014 3:08 a.m. Discuss

With the U.S. House and Senate on recess until after the November election, members of Arkansas' delegation were busy back in their districts and on the campaign trail.

Pryor doesn't want Holder's job, staff says

posted: 09/26/2014 3:42 a.m. Comments 4

WASHINGTON -- Although his name was floated Thursday as a replacement for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor is not interested, his staff said.

Rate of student defaults shrinks

posted: 09/25/2014 4:52 a.m. Comment 1

The number of Arkansas students defaulting on their federal student loans dropped from one in four last year to about one in six this year, the U.S. Department of Education announced Wednesday.

House's 4 ask state for costs of health plans

posted: 09/24/2014 3:48 a.m. Comments 10

Arkansas' U.S. House delegation questioned in a letter Tuesday why the state insurance commissioner has not released details about the cost of health insurance plans that will be offered on the state's insurance exchange.

State gets $9 million in grants

posted: 09/24/2014 3:40 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration has awarded more than $9 million in grants to build or repair infrastructure in cities across Arkansas.

Arkansas' 4 in U.S. House all veterans

posted: 09/21/2014 3:44 a.m. Comments 3

WASHINGTON -- Earlier this month, members of Arkansas' U.S. House delegation met to discuss whether the United States should train and equip Syrians fighting against the Islamic State.

Washington News in Brief: Arkansans push for cancer funds

posted: 09/21/2014 2:50 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- A group of Arkansans was among the more than 600 cancer patients, survivors and family members who converged on Capitol Hill last week to lobby members for more funding for cancer research.

Boozman, Pryor vote yes to fund Syria fighters' training, gear

posted: 09/19/2014 4:32 a.m. Comment 1

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Mark Pryor supported a measure Thursday to fund training and equipment for Syrians fighting against the Islamic State and to continue funding the U.S. government until mid-December.

State's delegation in D.C. backs plan

posted: 09/18/2014 4:15 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas' U.S. House delegation supported the vote to train and arm Syrian rebels against Islamic State fighters who control parts of Syria and Iraq.


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