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Morning Mix: November 14, 2019

The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery reported a drop in revenue compared to this time last year, citing a dearth of large jackpots as a potential cause. The Little Rock Education Association is currently holding a one-day strike, with hundreds of teachers, students and their families coming out as a show of support for the teachers’ union.…

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Morning Mix: November 7, 2019

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ruling against an Arkansas anti-loitering law, agreeing that it unconstitutionally targets panhandlers. Little Rock teachers and student supporters stage walk-ins, arriving to school buildings together before class in protest of the State Board of Education.   Oklahoma Governor Kevin Sitt commutes 527 non-violent offenders, resulting in…

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Morning Mix: November 6, 2019

Allison Dougan, a Faulkner County 16-year old has filed for the District 40 state house seat, despite the age requirement being 21. The Arkansas Department of Human Services will close its offices in DeWitt, Clarendon, Booneville and Osceola. Officials say that shifting the offices to other areas would better serve Arkansans.   A study published…

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Morning Mix: November 1, 2019

The Yellville deer hunter who was apparently killed by one of his quarry was found to have suffered from other medical conditions that precipitated his death, officials says.  Arkansas Health Department announces first death of the 2019-2020 flu season Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott announces that the Little Rock School District will return to local…

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Morning Mix: October 31, 2019

Around Arkansas Several raccoons have been spotted wandering around Arkansas State University’s campus library, mostly in the third floor reference section. 3,414 Little Rock School District students were absent Wednesday, many participating in a sick-out and demonstrating outside the Capitol in support of their teachers’ ability to unionize.   National News The US House of…

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Morning Mix: October 25, 2019

Around Arkansas Federal task force shuts down three fentanyl trafficking rings, resulting in 50 arrests. A Yellville deer hunter was killed, apparently stabbed by a wounded deer.   National News Education Secretary Betsy DeVos held in civil contempt by a federal judge after ignoring orders to stop collecting loans for a now-defunct for-profit college. FEMA…

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Morning Mix: October 24, 2019

Around Arkansas Hefei Risever Machinery, a heavy equipment parts manufacturer based in China, held a grand opening celebration for their new $20 million plant in Jonesboro. Steven Jones, the former deputy director of the State Department of Human Services and fresh out of prison for bribery charges has been picked as West Memphis’ new director…

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Morning Mix: October 23, 2019

Around Arkansas The Little Rock Education Association (LREA) demonstrated outside the governor’s mansion in response to the Arkansas State Board of Education’s decision to derecognize the teachers’ union and strip the LREA’s negotiating power with the state.  National News President Trump announces that a limited number of U.S. troops will remain in Syria to “secure…

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Psy Chics Talks Psychic Abilities, Spirits and More

If you’ve taken a look at this month’s issue of AY Magazine, you’re probably already familiar with my interest in professional psychics, three of whom I interviewed in this article. Those three, while fascinating, by no means constitute an exhaustive list of Arkansas’ surprisingly substantial psychic and spiritualist community. One group that only recently came…