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Teacher insurance still looking to ease cost burden

Subscriber onlyDropping part-time employees from coverage, limiting when employees’ spouses can enroll and increasing funding are among measures the administrator of the state’s health-insurance plans for teachers and other school employees said he will recommend to legislators later this month. Continue reading...

Mega Millions

The winning numbers drawn Tuesday night in Mega Millions: 2-18-19-49-50 Mega Ball: 1 Estimated jackpot: $48 million Megaplier: 3 Continue reading...

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Subscriber only100 YEARS AGO April 23, 1914 Marvin Davis, 12 years old, was arrested at Fourth and Arch streets at 2:30 o’clock yesterday afternoon by Sergeant McDaniel and Patrolmen Eby and Thibault, charged with disturbing the peace. Continue reading...

Getting it straight

Subscriber onlyThe Democrat-Gazette wants its news reports to be fair and accurate. Continue reading...

Agriculture Department accepting specialty crop grant applications

The Arkansas Agriculture Department is accepting applications for grants to fund specialty crops in the state. Continue reading...

State OKs top 155,000 to get Medicaid aid

As March waned, tally rose nearly 6,000 for coverage

Subscriber onlyThe number of Arkansans approved for coverage under the state’s expanded Medicaid program increased by just over 5,900 during the last nine days of March, bringing the total number approved to more than 155,000, according to figures released Monday by the state Department of Human Services. Continue reading...

Justices get late-dues appeals

Losers in judicial-ballot-eligibility cases seek quick ruling

Subscriber onlyThe question of whether paying law-licensing dues late can disqualify a judicial candidate from election now goes to the Arkansas Supreme Court in the form of appeals from four recently concluded candidacy-challenging lawsuits. Continue reading...

PB police seeking tips on shooting that injured two

Subscriber onlyPINE BLUFF — Pine Bluff police are investigating a Sunday night shooting that injured two and sent dozens scrambling for cover at one of the city’s most popular parks. Continue reading...

NOTEWORTHY DEATHS

Subscriber onlyCountry-music singer, cancer survivor FAIR OAKS, Calif. — Kevin Sharp, a country-music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, has died. He was 43. Continue reading...

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Subscriber only100 YEARS AGO April 22, 1914 NASHVILLE — E.J. Burton of Murfreesboro has a cat which is rearing a young rat with her litter of kittens. The young rat has been with its foster mother for the last three weeks and seems perfectly at home with its natural enemies. The mother cat shows no difference in her attitude toward it and the remaining members of her family. Continue reading...

Conway boy killed by train identified

Subscriber onlyCONWAY — Police have identified a teenager who was struck and killed by a train while he was walking along the railroad tracks Sunday. Continue reading...

First section of Bella Vista Bypass to open

Highway officials say the first section of the long-awaited Bella Vista Bypass will open to traffic in northern Arkansas this week. Continue reading...

5 women seek top police job

2 from LR ranks combine 54 years

Subscriber onlyOnly a sliver of the 15,000 licensed and sworn officers in the state call a woman “chief.” But a handful of candidates seeking to replace Little Rock’s outgoing chief of police wants to change that. Continue reading...

Obama wants to cut Fulbright program

Alumni mobilize worldwide to avert trimming exchanges created by Arkansan

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has proposed cutting 13 percent of funding from an international education exchange program named for a former U.S. senator from Arkansas, and alumni around the world are raising objections. Continue reading...

Other days

Subscriber only100 YEARS AGO April 21, 1914 C.E. Perkins, alias Richard Harmon, who says he is a mining promoter from Prescott, Ariz., but who was unable to pay his fine, was yesterday morning fined $25 and costs and sentenced to serve 30 days on the county farm for annoying a young woman on the street. Continue reading...

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