Tuesday top Arkansas news

One key obstacle for health care legislation is on its way to a resolution when Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., requested the elimination of a one-ofa-kind federal subsidy to cover the entire cost of a Medicaid expansion in his home state.

Little Rock civil rights lawyer John Walker has unfavorable words for the lottery. He says the minimum GPA requirement tends to work against black students who have not had the advanced classes that tend to pad the GPA.

State Sen. Joyce Elliott, D-Little Rock is “98 percent” sure she will run for the second district congressional seat being vacated by Vic Snyder. Among the names of other potential Democrats, add Gen. Wesley Clark and Lt. Gov. Bill Halter.

Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Jay Moody finds an appearance of impropriety Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Julie Benafield Bowman’s handling of an appeal involving the state’s “any willing provider” legislation and sent the case back to the Insurance Department to be retried. Bowman ruled in favor of United HealthCare and later took a job with United

The state Republican Party announces a visit by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. It will be an evening event Feb. 16, at Verizon Arena with $175 dinner tickets and $500 tickets to get up close. If you just want to watch Sarah Palin have dinner, it’s $35.

City officials in Hope are considering allowing deer hunting with bows and arrows inside the city limits.

Springdale-based National Home Centers Inc. is to close three of its stores by the end of March.

Police report the smell of alcohol at the site of a one-car crash Sunday in Fort Smith that killed the driver and three passengers.

A North Little Rock man was arrested after he allowed another man to tie up his mother in a robbery for drug money.


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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