Some early Monday Arkansas news items

Quarterback Ryan Mallett went 29-42 for 305 yards and five touchdowns in Arkansas’ Saturday scrimmage.

Speaking at a weekend Democratic Party fundraiser, Senator Blanch Lincoln says she is not in favor of a public option in health insurance reform.

Audience members on all sides of the health-care debate shouted and jeered at U.S. Rep. Mike Ross (or others in the crowd) during a town-hall meeting at Henderson State University.

Land devoted to storing FEMA trailers at the Hope Airport will be cut by two-thirds by 2011 as the agency reduces the stockpile of mobile homes it keeps there.

Poultry manure could be classified as solid waste under federal laws when it is spread on pastures in excess, a federal judge said Friday.

With a big court victory and a sympathetic administration, a decade-long environmental fight is swinging in favor of groups who want to ban road-building and logging in vast swaths of U.S. forestland.

The Pine Bluff School Board voted to hire its superintendent back one day too early, a move that voided his retirement, the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System ruled. Superintendent Frank Anthony, who was retired for a month before returning to work Aug. 1, will no longer receive retirement benefits and will have to pay back any benefits he has already received.

The work force at the Firestone Building Products plant in Prescott will be reduced by 90 at the start of next month. The layoffs follow a reduction in April of 71 jobs

About 25 percent of Arkansans making mortgage payments in the second quarter owed more than the houses were worth, a California real estate research firm says.

Betsey Wright, a prisoner rights activist and former chief of staff for then-Gov. Bill Clinton, is free on $1,500 bond after being booked into the Lincoln County jail on Saturday on 51 counts of furnishing prohibited articles into a correctional facility.

Sebastian County authorities are searching for a man wanted for questioning after his girlfriend was set on fire.

Police in Fayetteville say a 25-year-old man posed as a high school coach and sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl.

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About patlynch
I am a broadcaster in Arkansas, a former freelance writer and political columnist in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Writing Coach. Speaker. Director of the Christian Foundations for Ministry program, and presently enrolled in the Anglican School of Ministry Master of Ministry program.

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