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Bills on school detachment, abortion advance

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Senate on Tuesday gave final passage to a bill to make it easier to form new school districts by detaching territory from existing school districts.

House education panel advances bills on testing, waivers

LITTLE ROCK — Bills to abolish the administration of tests aligned with the Common Core State Standards and allow Arkansas public schools to obtain the same waivers that are available to charter schools cleared a House committee Tuesday.

Congress finally funds Department of Homeland Security

WASHINGTON — Congress on Tuesday ended weeks of tumult over legislation to finance the Department of Homeland Security, passing a bill that will keep the agency operating for the remaining seven months of the fiscal year.

Arkansas delegation praises Netanyahu address

WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was praised Tuesday by the entire Arkansas delegation for delivering a clear and compelling case for drawing a hard line against Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

Osteopathic medical school to address physicians shortage

Eight more staff members for the proposed Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine will be hired by April as the state’s first osteopathic medical college takes shape at Chaffee Crossing in Fort Smith in hopes of quelling a “medical crisis” in physician shortage.

Sports

Snow Doesn’t Slow Hogs In Doubleheader Sweep

FAYETTEVILLE — The snow was visible on top of the visiting dugout, on the hill beyond the outfield wall and all over the seats and walkways down the first base and right field line.

Razorbacks Look To Rebound After Loss

The technical Arkansas coach Mike Anderson received Saturday was evidence of his zeal. Everything he had flowed out in defense of his players. Little doubt was left as to whether he believed.

Opinion

PATE: From ashes to prosperity

In 79 A.D. Mount Vesuvius near modern Naples, Italy, erupted, burying the city of Pompeii in a thick blanket of volcanic ash. As one witness to the calamity wrote, the dust “poured across the land” like a flood. Nearly two thousand people died; and the city was abandoned for the next 1,700 years.

PATE: Now Serving Student Number Six

Recently, I attended a meeting where an administrator from a small public university treated the audience to a review of his institution’s new “brand identity campaign.” There’s a lot I don’t like about the current direction of higher education in America. This is the thing I despise the most.

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