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Panel OKs rule on patient care despite opposition from nurses

LITTLE ROCK — A state legislative panel on Monday officially reviewed a proposed rule requiring insurance companies that offer plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace to participate in the state’s patient-centered medical home program.

Common Core may come under fire in session

LITTLE ROCK — After surviving an effort this year to defund them, the Common Core State Standards may come under attack again in the legislative session that begins in January.

Ethics panel fines sponsor of alcohol measure $250

LITTLE ROCK — The state Ethics Commission voted unanimously Friday to issue a $250 fine and a public letter of caution to the ballot question committee Let Arkansas Decide for failing to disclose all required information on financial reports.

Beebe’s official portrait unveiled

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe will leave office next month, but his image will remain at the state Capitol in the form of his official portrait.

Sports

Arkansas Prepared For Quick Turnaround

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas ended a stretch in which it played just one game in 13 days with the 84-67 win against Southeast Missouri in North Little Rock.

Liddell Steps Into Starting Role

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas freshman Josh Liddell didn’t have time to think about the first significant action of his career. And it was probably best.

Four Downs: Pittman Shuffling Line in Bowl Work

1. Line Shuffle: Arkansas offensive line coach Sam Pittman is preparing his group for a talented defensive front when the Razorbacks play Texas in the Texas Bowl. But Pittman also is using portions of bowl practices for some experimentation.

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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