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July 25th

'Back-to-School Stomp' set for Saturday, Aug. 10

July 25, 2013

Stomp D.A.T., an anti-drugs, alcohol and tobacco group, will put on a "Back-to-School Stomp" at Tyndall Park on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 4 to 7 p.m.
There will be free live entertainment, a bounce house, water, popcorn, tours of fire trucks and ambulances and about 20 booths with activities. For more information, call 501-776-5970.

Hearing set on health overhaul in Arkansas

July 25, 2013

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas legislators are to hear from state officials about putting elements of the federal health overhaul in place in Arkansas.

The Public Health Committee is to meet at 1 p.m. Thursday to discuss plans for open enrollment. The state is expanding health insurance coverage to about 500,000 more people who are to be insured through an insurance exchange.

Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford is to discuss his receipt of letters from five companies who intend to offer plans in the insurance exchange.

Ark. attorney general warns of phone scams

July 25, 2013

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is warning about two phone scams going on in the state.

McDaniel says his office has received a number of reports that people claiming to be with credit card companies or the government are trying to obtain credit card or bank numbers.

McDaniel says one scam involves a person alleging to be with a credit card company and saying the would-be victim's credit cards are locked and that their credit numbers are needed to unlock the cards. He says credit card companies would already know the customers' card number.

July 24th

Senators propose tax relief after Ark. oil spill

July 24, 2013

LITTLE ROCK — US Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman have introduced legislation to exempt Arkansans who receive compensation from ExxonMobil for the Mayflower pipeline spill are not taxed by the federal government.

The legislation introduced Wednesday is similar to a bill introduced last week by Republican Rep. Tim Griffin and that is supported by the Arkansas congressional delegation.

The Mayflower Oil Spill Tax Relief Act of 2013 by Pryor — a Democrat — and Boozman — a Republican — would classify compensation to Mayflower families as "qualified disaster relief payment."

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