PHILADELPHIA — The silver dollar glistens in Paul Zwizanski’s fingers as he carefully raises it for a closer look and he’s pleased with the result. A fourth strike delivered by the Grabener press removes a wavy appearance to the surface of the iconic Marshals Service badge that highlights the observe side of this commemorative coin. It is now mirror smooth.
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LITTLE ROCK — News of a projected decrease in health insurance premiums, coming on the heels of the news that Arkansas has reduced its uninsured population by nearly half, has encouraged supporters of the private option as they prepare to push for another round of funding for the program.
LITTLE ROCK — A proposed constitutional amendment that would allow alcohol sales in all 75 Arkansas counties will be on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.
LITTLE ROCK — Anti-abortion groups rallied at the state Capitol on Friday and called on U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., to support a bill that would impose a federal ban on most abortions at 20 weeks or later into a pregnancy.
LITTLE ROCK — The risk of an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. is minimal, but that isn’t stopping the Arkansas Department of Health from preparing for the possibility, the agency’s director told a legislative panel Friday.
FORT SMITH — Whirlpool says that after testing youth club property near its closed Fort Smith plant for contamination, the chemical trichloroethylene was discovered in groundwater at a corner of the site, but insists there are no health concerns.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama plans to place Arkansas Public Service Commission Chairman Colette Honorable on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
LITTLE ROCK — The number of homes sold in Arkansas increased by nearly 11 percent in July compared with a year earlier, and the average price of homes sold decreased by more than 2 percent, the Arkansas Realtors Association said Thursday.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK — A representative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce warned Thursday that Arkansas would be less competitive in attracting businesses with high energy needs if a proposed federal rule on carbon dioxide emissions is implemented without changes.
LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., announced Thursday the creation of Women for Pryor, a grassroots coalition that will seek to rally the support of women voters in the second-term senator’s tough election fight with U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle.