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August 19th

More signatures submitted for minimum wage act

August 19, 2014

Supporters of an act that would increase Arkansas' minimum wage submitted an additional 69,070 signatures to the Secretary of State's office Monday.

The petition fell short 15,107 valid signatures after the initial verification process and supporters were given an additional 30 days to collect signatures. The initiative needs 62,507 verified signatures to appear on the November ballot.

August 18th

Mayor Mattingly calls press conference for Wed., Aug. 20

August 18, 2014

Benton Mayor David Mattingly has called a brief Press Conference at 8:30 A.M., Wednesday, August 20, 2014, in Council Chambers at the Benton Municipal Complex to announce a new program being added to our Park’s system, a link to an online disaster alert system, a plan to address property assessments in the City of Benton and the proposed new Benton Fire Station location.

August 17th

KATIE CLIFTON: A mother's prayer for the first day of school

August 17, 2014

Dear First Day of School,

I cannot believe you are back so soon. I mean, didn't we just end our last school year?! I can't really decide if I am happy to see you or if I want you to stay away a bit longer. But since you are rapidly approaching, in spite of my preparations (or lack thereof, whatever) there are some things we need to talk about. I think it is time for you and I to have a heart to heart.

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