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A Year Into The Job, 3 Big Lessons About Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Updated at 9:42 a.m. ET Thursday marks one year since the appointment of Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller . Has any public figure in the United States ever become such a partisan lightning rod after having said so little? Mueller has achieved the unusual distinction of being both intensely reviled and deeply beloved after appearing on no TV programs and no radio call-in shows; in no newspaper interviews; and in no Snapchat stories, Facebook Live streams or Twitter threads....

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2018 Arkansas Primary Election

What's on the ballot? How many have voted?

Review a sample ballot of this year's primary elections in Arkansas, get early voting totals, and discover your voting precinct here!

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Calstrip Announces $15M Capital Investment in Arkansas, 45 New Jobs in Hickman

Calstrip Industries Inc. announced plans today to build a new processing facility on the campus of Nucor Steel Arkansas, near Blytheville in Mississippi County. Construction will begin during the second quarter of 2018.

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Election Coverage

Craighead Co. Election Filings

Updated 3/2/18: 70 are running for office in Craighead Co. See the final list of candidates.

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The Trinity River Band at KASU-FM's Bluegrass Monday concert May 21

The Trinity River Band will perform a concert of bluegrass music on Monday, May 21, at 7:00 p.m. at the Collins Theatre, 120 West Emerson Street, in downtown Paragould, Arkansas. The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented by KASU 91.9 FM. KASU will literally “pass the hat” during the concert to collect money to pay the group. The suggested donation is $5 per person.

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Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) discusses unemployment benefits, financial reform, and economic recovery on KASU's Morning Edition.

Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) discusses unemployment benefits, financial reform, and economic recovery on KASU's Morning Edition.

Jonesboro/Paragould, AR – The Tony Award-winning musical "Li'l Abner" hits the stage this week at the historic Collins Theatre in Paragould. The whole family will enjoy the madcap antics of the residents of Dogpatch. The characters from Al Capp's long-running comic strip come to life on the Collins stage this Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, and Sunday afternoon. Director Tom Fielder spoke with KASU's Mark Smith on Morning Edition...

Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – Senator Blanche Lincoln remembers Senator Robert Byrd, discusses the Farm Bill and financial reform, and reflects on Independence Day, on KASU's Morning Edition.

Jonesboro, AR – Congressman Marion Berry discusses the problem of the new FEMA flood maps and a recent public meeting with the FEMA head. (Part 2 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR – Congressman Marion Berry discusses the problem of new FEMA flood maps and the recent public meeting with the head of FEMA, on KASU's Morning Edtion. (Part 1 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR – Senator Mark Pryor discusses FEMA flood maps, warning campers about flooding, and the flood of oil in the Gulf, on KASU's Morning Edition. (Part 2 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR – Senator Mark Pryor discusses FEMA flood maps, warning campers about flooding, and the flood of oil in the Gulf, on KASU's Morning Edition. (Part 1 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR – An arts and filmmaking camp for military kids will be held next week in Ferndale. KASU's Mark Smith spoke with camp director Maureen Rose about "Operation: Military Kids," on Morning Edition.

Jonesboro, AR – The Foundation of Arts in Jonesboro is holding a fundraiser as it prepares for its Summer musical production, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." The fundraiser this Saturday night is called "The Technicolor Ball." The Foundation's Kristi Pulliam talks about the upcoming events on KASU's Morning Edition...

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2018 Arkansas Primary Sample Ballot & Early Voting Totals for Craighead County

The Arkansas primary elections are underway as residents cast their vote for candidates to run in November mid-term election. Arkansas Republicans have a full roster of candidates competing for the GOP primary in positions for Governor and Secretary of State. Democrats also have candidates vying for a gubernatorial position. Also, a 3-way race is going on for a spot on the state Supreme Court.

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Trump Acknowledges Financial 'Liability' For Stormy Daniels Payment

Updated at 5:40 p.m. ET In his annual disclosure of personal finances, President Trump acknowledged that he paid lawyer Michael Cohen between $100,000 and $250,000 last year. Both Cohen and Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani have said some of that money was to reimburse Cohen for a $130,000 hush money settlement with adult film actress Stormy Daniels, who says she had an affair with Trump. Trump's revelation came in his signed disclosure report, required by federal ethics law. The Office of...

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