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Boozman recovering in hospital

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., remains hospitalized Wednesday as doctors monitor his recovery from heart surgery at Mercy Hospital in Rogers, according to an update from his office.

Preliminary injunction sought in voter ID case

LITTLE ROCK — The plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging Arkansas’ voter ID law said in a court filing Wednesday that they, and all Arkansas voters, will be irreparably harmed if a judge does not bar enforcement of the law before the May 20 primary and nonpartisan election.

ATU picks new president

FORT SMITH — The Arkansas Tech University Board of Trustees unanimously elected Robin E. Bowen on Tuesday to be ATU’s next president, according to an ATU news release.

Cotton out with new ad

WASHINGTON — Republican Senate hopeful Tom Cotton enlisted the help of his former drill sergeant to vouch for his character in a new campaign ad that will air across Arkansas for at least a week.

Keystone Pipeline faces another delay

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has extended the review period for the Keystone XL pipeline to give agencies more time to assess the impact of a pending lawsuit in Nebraska as well as review a massive outpouring of public comment on the proposal.