LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor wants his Republican rival in next year's election to ask that the U.S. House work next week on a farm bill. Pryor, the only Democrat in Arkansas' congressional delegation, is seeking a third term. Freshman Rep. Tom Cotton is challenging him. Pryor said Tuesday that Cotton's Republican colleagues back a new farm bill and he says Cotton should too. Cotton spokesman David Ray said Pryor should work to change the federal health care law.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Gov. Mike Beebe has two speeches planned in central Arkansas. The governor's office says Beebe will speak at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to the Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts Annual Meeting in North Little Rock. Beebe is to follow by taking part in the CARTI Cancer Center Groundbreaking Ceremony at 2:00 p.m. in Little Rock.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Gov. Mike Beebe has announced his intent to grant seven pardons. Beebe's office says each of the seven have completed all jail time, fulfilled all parole-and-probationary requirements and paid all fines related to their sentences. The seven are Sarah Frazier of Floral; Orvil Germany of Hector; Walter Henschel of Maumelle; Shawn Lawrence of Russellville; Donnie Maier of De Witt; Terrill White of Alexander; and Patricia Williams of Searcy.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Obesity experts will meet in Little Rock this week to discuss the latest research at a symposium. Experts will present the latest obesity-related research at the first Arkansas Obesity Scientific Symposium on Wednesday. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is hosting the event.
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