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Witt campaign denies impropriety in county bid

PINE BLUFF — A spokesman for Democratic 4th Congressional District candidate James Lee Witt said Tuesday there is no merit to state GOP allegations that Witt improperly used his influence to win a contract for the consulting firm he founded.

Report ranks Arkansas 41st in well-being of children

LITTLE ROCK — An annual report ranks Arkansas 41st in the nation in the overall well-being of its children, down from 40th last year, and shows that child poverty has increased in the state, although gains have been made in health care coverage and education.