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Arkansas was not always ‘the Natural State’, here were the state’s other nicknames

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Arkansas is known as “the Natural State” but that hasn’t always been the case. In the state’s earlier days, Arkansas had unofficial nicknames but did not get an official one until the 20th century. Here were some of the early unofficial nicknames: The “Bear State”: The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission […]

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Arkansas’ reproductive health care challenges continue, study shows • Arkansas Advocate

Arkansas continues to find itself among the lowest-ranked states for women’s health and reproductive care, according to a new report released Thursday. The 2024 State Scorecard on Women’s Health and Reproductive Care marks the first comprehensive examination of women’s health care in all 50 states and the District of Columbia by the Commonwealth Fund, a […]

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Cherokee Nation Expands Casino Operations In Oklahoma, Arkansas

The Cherokee Nation is expanding its casino footprint, applying to build its 10th casino in Oklahoma near Bartlesville and another northwest of Little Rock, Arkansas. The gaming industry is competitive in Oklahoma, with 33 tribes using their gaming licenses. But industry advocates say there’s still room for more. Oklahoma’s Growing Casino Market There are more […]

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Arkansas floods sweep house away in 11in downpour as people are trapped in flooded nursing home

By Ishita Srivastava For Dailymail.Com 21:38 17 Jul 2024, updated 22:01 17 Jul 2024 Torrential rains and flash flooding in parts of Arkansas have caused houses to be swept away and prompted urgent evacuations.  The southern US state has received about 11 inches of rain as of today leading to multiple washed-out and broken bridges […]

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Group behind Arkansas abortion initiative sues secretary of state

The group trying to put exceptions to Arkansas’ abortion ban on the ballot filed a lawsuit against the secretary of state Tuesday, according to Gennie Diaz, the group’s spokesperson.“This is a very conservative Republican state with a very conservative Republican government, so it’s not surprising that the Secretary of State tried to find technicalities,” law […]

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Texarkana Texas Mayor, City Manager commend staff after Beryl, ask for manpower | Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texarkana, Texas Mayor Bob Bruggeman and City Manager David Orr commended city staff for their hard work and dedication following Tropical Storm Beryl. The city council meeting from last Monday was postponed until Tuesday due to the storm, and the Beverly neighborhood was one of the hardest areas hit by the tornadoes […]

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Conservative GOP women, led by Arkansas Gov. Sarah Sanders, rally at convention • Arkansas Advocate

MILWAUKEE — GOP women spotlighted the power of their vote and the work they do for the party Tuesday at several events on the perimeter of the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee. “One thing I learned pretty early in Republican politics is that the Republican women are the very first call that you make if […]

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Arkansas lawmakers say the country should come together

GOVERNOR ASA HUTCHINSON. CONGRESSMAN WOMACK JUST RETURNED TO WASHINGTON. HE SAYS THERE’S HEIGHTENED SECURITY THERE AND FORMER GOVERNOR ASA HUTCHINSON IS AT THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION. BOTH SAY WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEKEND WAS SHOCKING AND DISTURBING AND THAT NOW THE FOCUS IS ON BRINGING THE COUNTRY TOGETHER. <> “A real dark day for our country, and […]

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Arkansas Gov. Sarah Sanders asks for higher federal cost share for May’s storm damage. | Community

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas Governor Sarah Sanders submitted a letter to President Biden requesting a 100% federal cost share for counties affected by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in late May. According to the National Weather Service, the disturbance created 17 tornadoes, and tragically, 10 people were killed. The federal cost share currently is […]

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Abortion ballot initiative disqualified from Arkansas ballot

By Samantha Kamman, Christian Post Reporter Saturday, July 13, 2024 Pro-life and pro-choice people clash outside of the U.S. Supreme Court on March, 26, 2024, during oral arguments for FDA v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine. | Samantha Kamman/The Christian Post Arkansas Secretary of State John Thurston rejected a petition to include a measure on the […]

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