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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…

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Morning Mix: Friday, Oct. 18

Around Arkansas Southland Casino of West Memphis announced it will begin phasing out greyhound racing over a three-year period. Southland will spend these next few years rehoming their 1,200 racing greyhounds, so if you’ve always wanted a dog who is also a washed-up professional athlete, now is the time.   National News Juul announced it…

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MasterChef Junior Live

A Delectable Delight for Foodies and Fans Alike by Ryan Nix // Photos Provided by MasterChef Junior A FEAST FOR THE SENSES MasterChef Junior Live! is coming to the University of Arkansas — Pulaski Technical College’s (UAPTC) Center for Humanities and Arts (CHARTS) theater on October 10.  A feast for the senses, MasterChef Junior Live!…

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I Want To Believe

by Ryan Nix // Photography by Jamison Mosley In the past few months, our country has been a hotbed of turmoil. Shocking violence, natural disasters, measles outbreaks, Joe Biden planning to educate our children with vinyl records while President Trump floats the idea of buying Greenland and launching nukes at hurricanes had me desperate for…