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ART LOVERS. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opened in Bentonville to great fanfare. Nearly 20,000 have already been through its doors. (More on page 14)

ANDY ALLISON. The Ouachita Baptist University graduate, who has been running Kansas' Medicaid program, was named to run the Arkansas Medicaid program.

ARKANSAS'S ROADS. Voters overwhelmingly approved a $575 bond program that will overhaul the state's interstates and, according to the Highway Department, provide thousands of jobs.

A HUCKSTER EYEING A NEW HOME. Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is considering hosting a variety show in Branson, according to U.S. News, citing sources close to Huckabee.

It was a bad week for...

THE ARKANSAS LOTTERY. According to a legislative audit, former Lottery Director Ernie Passailaigue and former vice president of gaming David Barden spent close to 25 percent of working days in the 2011 fiscal year in South Carolina, where they're both from. Both men resigned in September.

NORTH LITTLE ROCK. The city's one-cent tax proposal, comprised of a permanent half-cent for operations and infrastructure and another half-cent scheduled to sunset in 2017 for roads, bridges and so-called job creation projects, failed at the polls.

ARKANSAS SHALE CAUCUS. A review team reported to the legislative group, which exists to promote the expansion of natural gas drilling, that every state agency that has a responsibility for protecting water, air and other interests from the ill effects of shale exploration doesn't have enough staff to do the job properly.



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