Friday, August 29, 2014

The Long Weekend Edition

Posted By on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 4:16 PM


The latest in state political races, including all the drama in District 35 in Little Rock; good numbers for the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace; a new appointment to the state board of education; Uber in Fayetteville; Mark Darr’s debt to the state, and the resignation of the Jonesboro police chief — all covered on this week's edition.

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