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Q&A: Garcia, Hayes, Milligan seek treasurer’s post

LITTLE ROCK — A city director, an office manager and a county clerk are running for state treasurer and pledging to restore public trust in the office, which has been vacant since Democrat Martha Shoffner resigned in May 2013 after her arrest on public corruption charges.

Hutchinson tours Greenwood schools, talks with educators

GREENWOOD — Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson said he sees positive developments in workforce education and opportunities to build on his computer science plan, during a tour at Greenwood schools on Wednesday.

Crawford wants COOL Rule amended

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro, says the United States should revise its country-of-origin labeling rule after the World Trade Organization ruled in favor of Canada and Mexico in an ongoing dispute over the requirement that grocery stores indicate the country, or countries, where meat was born, raised and slaughtered.

Sports

Four Downs: Bielema on Marshall’s Suspension, Ellis May Play

1. Bielema on Marshall: Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said there’s nothing Korliss Marshall can do to shorten the length of his suspension, which will continue when the Razorbacks (3-4, 0-4 in SEC) play Alabama-Birmingham (4-3, 2-2 in Conference-USA) on Saturday.

Opinion

Editorial: Meaning of Columbus Day changed over time

Today, the nation pauses to observe Columbus Day. This holiday occupies an odd place in our history. A generation ago, it was still common to hear Columbus referred to as the “discoverer” of America. As most folks now readily concede, the Vikings had set up colonies in Greenland and Newfoundland four centuries before Columbus.

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