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Westerman fills out staff

WASHINGTON — Rep.-elect Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs, has filled out his congressional staff, on Thursday announcing seven hires who will work out of district offices in Arkansas.

Cotton names key staff

WASHINGTON – Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle, will bring along most of his top aides when he moves over to the U.S. Senate in January.

Arkansas prison inmate dies

LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas prison inmate died Wednesday night, apparently from injuries he sustained two days earlier in a suicide attempt, according to the state Department of Correction.

Sports

Longhorns Looking To Bounce Back

FAYETTEVILLE — Texas coach Charlie Strong has had nearly three weeks to move on, but admitted he isn’t quite over the disappointment just yet.

Opinion

Pate: Hidden in plain sight

It may seem an odd parallel, but there exists an interesting relationship between the judicial evolution of obscenity and changing sensibilities regarding police use of force. The comparison suggested itself as I read an article on James Joyce’s landmark tome, Ulysses. Eighty-one years ago this week, a federal magistrate ruled that the book was not obscene.

Pate: Silence of the carrots

‘Tis the season for culinary exploration. At least around the extended Pate household, that’s when Mother and I usually trot out at least one “experimental” dish alongside the perennially prepared and preordained.

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