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  • Arkansas' Medicaid work rule boots another 4,100 from program

    10/16/2018 3:53:22 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 12 replies
    Becker's Hospital Reviee ^ | October 16, 2018 | Morgan Haefner
    Another 4,109 Medicaid beneficiaries in Arkansas lost their health insurance in October after failing to comply with the program's work requirements for three months, according to the Arkansas Department of Human Services. The health department said 4,353 Medicaid beneficiaries lost their health insurance in September after failing to comply with the regulation. This brings the total number of beneficiaries who have lost coverage to nearly 8,500, according to The Hill. More than 76,000 beneficiaries were subject to the requirement. Work requirements for Medicaid beneficiaries between the ages of 30 and 49 took effect for an initial group of members June...
  • Sen. Cotton: "The Schumer Political Operation" Was Behind Release Of Dr. Ford's Letter (t)

    10/11/2018 9:49:56 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) told nationally-syndicated radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday that Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York) and his "political operation" was behind the leaking of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford "from the very beginning." @@ SEN. TOM COTTON (R-ARKANSAS): Hugh, I believe the Schumer political operation was behind this from the very beginning. We learned last week that a woman named Monica McLean was Ms. Ford’s roommate, and she was one of the so-called beach friends who encouraged Ms. Ford to go to Dianne Feinstein and the partisan Democrats on the Judiciary Committee. Well, it just turns...
  • Bill Clinton’s Sexual Assault Allegations Are ‘Different’, Hillary Says

    10/09/2018 11:09:02 PM PDT · by blam · 45 replies
    The numerous allegations of sexual harassment levied against him mean President Trump is a reprehensible monster, according to Hillary Clinton, but when it comes to similar claims made about her husband, former President Bill Clinton, it’s a different story. That’s what Hillary Clinton told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour during an interview Tuesday when Amanpour prodded her about the allegations facing her husband and how she squares supporting him with her criticisms of men like Trump and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The difference-maker, according to Clinton, is the fact that the allegations facing her husband were thoroughly investigated by a federal...
  • Voters in most Southern states expected to back GOP in midterms: poll

    10/02/2018 4:48:40 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/02/18 | EMILY BIRNBAUM
    Voters in most Southern states are expected to back Republican candidates in the upcoming midterms, according to a new NBC News/SurveyMonkey online poll. The poll found that voters in most Southern states are more likely to support a Republican for Congress than the nation as a whole, with 48 percent of Southerners saying they would vote for a GOP candidate if the midterms were held today compared to 43 percent that would back Democrats. Forty-nine percent of voters nationally would vote for a Democratic candidate if the elections were held right now while 42 percent would vote for a Republican,...
  • Colorado woman uncovers nearly 3-carat diamond at Arkansas state park, in ‘find of a lifetime’

    09/29/2018 10:56:20 AM PDT · by ETL · 19 replies
    FoxNew.com/Science ^ | Sept 27, 2018 | Madeline Farber | Fox News
    <p>A woman visiting the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas earlier this month made the “find of a lifetime,” uncovering a nearly 3-carat diamond, which she initially thought was a piece of glass.</p> <p>The woman, who was only identified as a 71-year-old tourist from Aurora, Colorado, was visiting the park with her husband, son and two grandchildren when she noticed the diamond just 10 minutes after the family began to search for precious stones.</p>
  • Survivors of the tainted blood scandal (truncated title)

    09/23/2018 11:24:15 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 14 replies
    MSN com au ^ | September 24, 2018 | Rosie Taylor and Ben Spencer
    full title: Survivors of the tainted blood scandal are given as little as five seconds to explain the devastation it caused them Rosie Taylor and Ben Spencer Hundreds of survivors of a blood transfusion scandal in the 1970s and 80s have been denied the chance to tell their stories. File photo© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Hundreds of survivors of a blood transfusion scandal in the 1970s and 80s have been denied the chance to tell their stories. File photo Hundreds of survivors of the tainted blood scandal of the 1970s and 1980s are being denied a chance to tell...
  • UNT pulls off epic trick fake play

    09/15/2018 4:30:50 PM PDT · by rstrahan · 22 replies
    Deadspin ^ | 9/15/2018 | Chris thompson
    Only the referees and Brewer aware that he hadn’t signaled for a fair catch
  • Obesity map reveals more than 35 percent of people in seven US states are dangerously overweigh

    09/12/2018 3:14:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 48 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 09/10/2018 | Mary Kekatos
    Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and West Virginia all have adult obesity rates of at least 35 percent Prevalence ranged from 22.6 percent in Colorado to 38.1 percent in West Virginia Middle-age adults between ages 45 and 54 are twice as likely to be obese as young adults between ages 18 and 24 Data came from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, which is a survey conducted via telephone by the CDC and state health departments. In addition to having the highest obesity prevalence, West Virginia also led the nation in the percentage of adults with diabetes at 15.2....
  • The 'forgotten' Supreme Court decision and its impact on our politics

    09/10/2018 3:16:03 AM PDT · by familyop · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 9, 2018 | Bill Mears
    Amid the current national debate over immigration policies, racial discrimination, LGBTQ rights, and executive power, the anniversary of an important legal and political dispute that has directly shaped that debate will pass quietly, its legacy all but forgotten. In September 1958, sixty years ago next week, the United States Supreme Court finally earned its hard-fought reputation as a co-equal branch of the federal government, in a courtroom drama filled with urgency and uncertainty. For perhaps the first time, the high court put muscle behind its mandate, asserting in unequivocal terms that its interpretation of the Constitution was the "supreme law...
  • Arkansas highway program marks 5th anniversary

    09/05/2018 2:13:36 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Pine Bluff Commercial ^ | August 21, 2018 | Special to The Commercial
    The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) marked the fifth anniversary of the Connecting Arkansas Program (CAP). CAP, the 10-year highway improvement program, is busy with construction projects throughout the state, according to a news release. “Since July 2013, ARDOT has completed 11 construction projects and has another six under construction, equating to more than 85 miles of highway and interstate improvements. Another eight projects with 60 miles of widening or new-alignment construction are scheduled for bid openings later this year,” according to the release. CAP is one of the largest highway construction programs ARDOT has conducted. The work is a...
  • Congressman & Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Visits Little Rock, Endorses Clarke Tucker

    08/20/2018 7:43:46 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 5 replies
    Fox 16 ^ | By: Nathan Treece &#61664;
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Georgia Congressman and Civil Rights icon John Lewis visited Little Rock Sunday to speak with members of the community at a rally in support of Second Congressional Seat candidate Clarke Tucker, who is running against incumbent Congressman French Hill. Lewis spoke alongside Tucker during a rally held at Philander Smith College, saying, "It doesn't matter if you're Black, White, Latino, Asian American, or Native American - we must learn to live together as brothers and sisters." Congressman Hill released the following statement in response to the Little Rock visit, and to Lewis' endorsement of the Clarke...
  • Satanic Temple statue unveiled at the Arkansas State Capitol

    08/17/2018 7:49:13 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    KATV.com ^ | 8/16/2018 | Katie Clement
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Dozens attended a rally held by the Satanic Temple at the Arkansas State Capitol on Thursday. The rally comes after the Arkansas legislature approved the placement of a Ten Commandments monument on the Capitol grounds. During the Satanic Temple's Rally for the First Amendment, a more than 8-feet-tall Baphomet statue was unveiled. Those against the rally also attended, telling KATV they had hoped to spread God's love. Following the installation of the Ten Commandments monument, the Satanic Temple filed a lawsuit to have its statue placed on the same grounds in the name of religious pluralism...
  • Satanic Temple statue unveiled at the Arkansas State Capitol....(photo)

    08/17/2018 7:00:55 AM PDT · by caww · 89 replies
    nbc25news ^ | 8/17/2018 | KATIE CLEMENT, KATV, Marine Glisovic
    A more than 8-feet-tall Baphomet statue was unveiled. Following the installation of the Ten Commandments monument, the Satanic Temple filed a lawsuit to have its statue placed on the same grounds in the name of religious pluralism and the First Amendment. During the 2017 legislative session, the Satanic Temple sent a letter to Arkansas legislators asking for lawmakers to sponsor a bill that would allow a Baphomet statue on Capitol grounds, but not one lawmaker responded.
  • Satanic Temple unveils Baphomet statue at Arkansas Capitol

    08/16/2018 7:57:05 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 29 replies
    SFGate ^ | 08/16/18 | Hannah Grabenstein
    The Satanic Temple unveiled its statue Thursday of a goat-headed, winged creature called Baphomet during a First Amendment rally at the Arkansas State Capitol to protest a Ten Commandments monument already on the Capitol grounds. With Satanists, atheists and Christians among those in attendance, several speakers called for the removal of the Ten Commandments monument or for state government officials to install Baphomet as well. The Satanic Temple said the Ten Commandments monument violates constitutional freedom of religion rights and that installation of their statue will demonstrate religious tolerance. Satanic Arkansas cofounder Ivy Forrester, who helped organize the rally,...
  • Red Lobster employee in Arkansas tests positive for hepatitis A, health department confirms

    08/09/2018 3:26:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    “Anyone who ate at Red Lobster in Fort Smith from July 19 to August 4 should seek vaccination immediately if they have never been vaccinated against hep A or are unsure of their vaccination status,” the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) wrote in a news release on Wednesday. “This case appears to be related to travel outside of the state and is not thought to be part of the current hep A outbreak in Northeast Arkansas.”
  • DOJ & FBI Land a 757 Jet in Clinton’s Hometown Little Rock, Ark; Load It With Boxes & Documents

    08/09/2018 12:03:19 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 132 replies
    True Pundit ^ | August 9, 2018 | Admin
    Real Title: MYSTERY as DOJ & FBI Land a 757 Jet in Clinton’s Hometown Little Rock, Arkansas; Load It With Boxes & Documents Snip~~ Yesterday 8/8/18 The @TheJusticeDept had a Boeing 757-223 tail number N119NA in Little Rock, AR. A local radio station reported #DOJ employees were loading boxes of documents into the plane. Important to note @ClintonFdn located there...
  • Police: Man tried to steal plane for concert

    08/02/2018 6:26:23 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 72 replies
    Texarkana Gazette ^ | August 2, 2018 | Lynn LaRowe
    A man arrested at the Texarkana Regional Airport on July 4th allegedly told investigators he intended to fly a stolen plane to a rap music concert in another state. Asked about his lack of training as a pilot, Zemarcuis Devon Scott, 18, allegedly told Texarkana, Ark., police that he didn't believe there was much more to the task than pushing buttons and pulling levers, according to a probable cause affidavit used to create the following account. It was about 2:30 a.m. when airport security personnel contacted police about seeing a man jump a fence and attempt to enter an American...
  • Judge Allows Arkansas to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

    08/01/2018 9:59:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 31, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    Arkansas taxpayers won another victory in court Monday when a federal judge rejected Planned Parenthood’s argument against defunding it of Medicaid dollars. Arkansas moved to strip the abortion chain of taxpayer dollars in 2015 after undercover videos exposed Planned Parenthood’s baby body parts trade. The abortion chain sued, but in November, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a victory to the state. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker also ruled against the abortion group by rejecting its new request for a preliminary injunction against the state, Arkansas Online reports. Baker is the same judge who initially sided with...
  • Saline County Woman Mauled by Dogs While on a Walk

    07/31/2018 11:57:28 PM PDT · by Norski · 68 replies
    FOX16.Com ^ | July 30, 2018 | Rebecca Jeffrey
    SALINE COUNTY, Ark. - The sound of a barking dog echoes down terrace drive. A sound that may haunt Bobby Brimer. "I mean it hurts to even think about what I've seen," he said. Monday morning, returning from errands, he turned on a road he's driven up for 30 years, only to witness an horrific attack. "Seen these dogs dragging a woman down the road into the ditch." He jumped out of his truck with his cane and tree trimming tools and tried to beat away the 8 or 9 dogs from the helpless woman. "She was laying in the...
  • Thinking of moving to Arkansas. Pistols are banned from a lot of places. What gives?

    07/29/2018 6:32:06 PM PDT · by Celerity · 25 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 7/29/18 | Celerity
    STATE CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISION -- Article 2, Section 5. “The citizens of this State shall have the right to keep and bear arms, for their common defense.”