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NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF ...

NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF River Hall, 6, a kindergartener, places his signed sticky note on the ‘Declaration of Innovation’ between the Scott Family Amazeum and Bentonville Public Schools at Willowbrook Elementary in Bentonville. Leadership Benton County also presented a tinkering cart they built for Leah Cheek’s second-grade class, complete with tools and supplies for creative hands-on learning. For photo galleries, go to nwadg.com/photos.

Fayetteville School Board hears updates on staffing, computer science

Subscriber only District administrators are adjusting staffing in preparation for shifting grade levels for the 2015-16 school year. Continue reading...

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Rep. Joe Jett ...

Stephen B. ThorntonRep. Joe Jett (left), D-Success, talks with Gov. Asa Hutchinson in the hallway of the state Capitol on Thursday as action at the special legislative session winds to a close.

$87M leg up for Lockheed cruises to OK

Bills head to Hutchinson; legislators wrap up session

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Senate and House of Representatives on Thursday shipped bills to Gov. Asa Hutchinson authorizing an $87.1 million bond issue to help Lockheed Martin win a federal contract and expand its workforce in south Arkansas. Continue reading...

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Former New York ...

JIM COLEFormer New York Gov. George Pataki declares his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination Thursday at the historic town hall in Exeter, N.H. Pataki is the eighth Republican to enter the race.

Pataki says he's seeking presidency

N.Y.’s ex-leader joins GOP field

Subscriber onlyFormer New York Gov. George Pataki -- a moderate Republican who led the state through the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks -- on Thursday formally began his bid for the presidency. Continue reading...

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World

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Iraqi Gen. Najim ...

BRAM JANSSENIraqi Gen. Najim al-Jabouri talks Thursday to police at a camp in Duburdan in northern Iraq, where security forces that fled from Islamic State fighters in Mosul have been receiving training from the U.S. military.

On U.K. ballot, yes retains place in EU

Question detailed as Cameron tours

Subscriber onlyPrime Minister David Cameron's government announced the question that voters in the United Kingdom will be asked in the referendum on European Union membership. Continue reading...