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ADEQ: Independent evaluation to be conducted at hog farm

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality will hire independent experts to study the liner integrity of manure ponds at a hog farm in the Buffalo National River watershed, ADEQ director Becky Keogh told the state Pollution Control and Ecology Commission on Friday.

Arkansans react to U.S. Supreme Court ruling on immigration

LITTLE ROCK — A 4-4 deadlock Thursday by the U.S. Supreme Court blocked President Barack Obama’s immigration plan from taking effect, news that was hailed by Arkansas’ attorney general and members of its congressional delegation and was lamented by an Arkansas coalition pushing for immigration reform.

Boozman, Eldridge clash on gun control, Trump

LITTLE ROCK — Democrat Conner Eldridge is challenging Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman to support gun control in the aftermath of last week’s mass shooting in Florida and has found a way to link the issue to what he sees as an area of vulnerability, Boozman’s support for Donald Trump.