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Students convince Little Rock School Board to adopt new rules on who can ditch exams

Board members also voted to pursue grants for a new generation of magnet schools.
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Former health executive sentenced in sprawling bribery scandal that ensnared Arkansas lawmakers

Tommy Ray Goss, the former CFO of Preferred Family Healthcare, was sentenced to six years in prison on Thursday. His wife, Bontiea Goss, awaits sentencing next week.
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Joint Budget Committee rejects proposal to reduce Arkansas PBS’ spending authority

A legislative panel on Thursday narrowly rejected a proposed 20% reduction to Arkansas PBS’ spending authority for fiscal year 2025.

Prison suicide report critical of correction system's mental health treatment

One inmate told staff "I am crying out for help. The worksheets you gave me do not help."
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Little Rock woman pleads guilty in body-parts-for-sale case

Candace Chapman Scott of Little Rock pleaded guilty to federal charges in the grisly case.

Man charged in NLR murder, more arrests anticipated

North Little Rock police have arrested 28-year-old Roderick Fondren.
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North Little Rock lawyer shot in attempted armored-car robbery

Chad Green, 47, lives in Maumelle and has been a lawyer in Arkansas since 2003.

Young Dems to converge on the Capitol

Young Democrats of Arkansas invites all Arkansans under the age of 36 to attend their 79th Annual Convention, April 26-28 at the state Capitol. 
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Journalist Phillip Powell to cover agriculture and the environment for the Arkansas Times

Phillip Powell will join the Arkansas Times editorial team this summer as part of Report for America's Mississippi River Basin Ag and Water Desk.

Marijuana sales on 4/20 nearly tripled daily average, state says

Medical marijuana patients in Arkansas spent $2.11 million to buy 630 pounds of products on 4/20 this year.
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Little Rock board hopeful looking to unseat city's longest tenured director

Aside from the new perspective Blake Tierney would bring to the city board as a young, queer person, he said his campaign is about representing communities dissatisfied with existing leadership.

Attorney Jack Wagoner, who helped legalize same-sex marriage in Arkansas, has died

The lawyer, who primarily practiced in the area of domestic relations, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, according to his law firm.
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