2 say special-session votes align

Beebe waits for most to back school insurance, prison plans

Posted: June 21, 2014 at 3:36 a.m.

Legislative leaders said Friday that they've lined up enough votes to approve more state funding for the state's public school employees health insurance plan and to open up 600 prison and jail beds if Gov. Mike Beebe calls a special session soon.

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'Pot' edibles raise safety issues

In this June 19, 2014 photo, chef Alex Tretter carries a tray of  cannabis-infused peanut butter and jelly cups to the oven for baking, at Sweet Grass Kitchen, a well-established gourmet marijuana edibles bakery which sells its confections to retail outlets, in Denver. Sweet Grass Kitchen, like other cannabis food producers in the state, is held to rigorous health inspection standards, and has received praise from inspectors, according to owner Julie Berliner. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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Study finds drones stall, drift, crash

Special to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette - 06/20/2014 - The wreckage of a Predator drone that crashed into Kandahar air base in 2011. A Washington Post investigation finds that military drones have slammed into homes, highways and, in one case, an Air Force plane in midair. Illustrates DRONES (category a), by Craig Whitlock (c) 2014, The Washington Post. Moved Friday, June 20, 2014. (MUST CREDIT: U.S. Air Force/The Washington Post.)

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