Wednesday Arkansas headlines!

U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln will opposes a public health insurance option because she believes it would be too expensive.

Sens. Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor have taken steps to distance themselves from past campaign contributions from Hassan Nemazee, the prominent Democratic fund-raiser accused of bank fraud. They’ve donated to charities amounts equivalent to contributions received.

Little Rock Public Relations man Craig Douglass has been hired by House Speaker Robbie Wills to do advocacy work for the lower house. He gets a base of $5,000 a month, in addition to expenses and other contracted work.

Spending more money now on quality early education programs has the potential to save Arkansas’ budget for incarcerating criminals tens of millions of dollars down the line, according to a research brief released Monday.

The Arkansas Supreme Court is now considering opposing legal briefs in a case that will determine whether Arkansas circuit judge L. T. Simes will remain on the bench.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will visit Hot Springs Thursday. There have been tensions between the local city government and the department.

The Blytheville School Board refused to let dozens of angry parents complain about their contested new high school principal at a special meeting Monday night.

The results of a nine-state economic survey suggest that recovery is at an uncertain stage in the Midwest and Plains. The Business Conditions Index for the Mid-America region slipped below growth neutral again in August, to 48.4, compared with 51.7 in July and 49.3 in June.

Sam’s Club will begin the move into its new headquarters early next year. The facilities will include a test kitchen and auditorium.

\Arkansas Western Gas Co. has opened a new call center in Fayetteville that will provide 80 new jobs.

A jury trial is under way for a former Har-Ber baseball coach accused of raping two teenage boys.

The 19th child of the Dugger family is on the way, according to an announcement on the Today show.

A Fort Smith man who was trying to trap skunks in his backyard got more than he bargained for when he was attacked by a hungry coyote. Stanley Bell was unhurt but he killed the coyote with a knife.

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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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