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Trump Says 'No Problem' In NATO, Touting Allies' Spending Pledges

Reversing the harsh criticisms he has leveled at NATO, President Trump says the alliance is very strong — in part because of promises from America's allies to boost their military budgets to 2 percent of their gross domestic product. Trump called those commitments a major victory; they were first made in 2014. After raising the threat of the U.S. leaving NATO, Trump said Thursday that there are no problems, adding that America's allies had pledged to increase defense spending commitments ...

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Ballot Issue 1 Asks Arkansans To Cap Jury Awards, Let Legislators Decide Courtroom Procedures

The 91st General Assembly of 2017, in a decision that brought Supreme Court Chief Justice Dan Kemp over to the old Supreme Court chambers in the Capitol — now the scene of Senate committee meetings — decided to put to voters this November a big cap on lawsuit awards as well as a legislative power grab.

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Arkansas Department of Transportation officials and other dignitaries after the unveiling of a sign Monday dedicating part of U.S. 49 between Brinkley and Marvel as the Louis Jordan Memorial Highway.
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Part Of Arkansas Highway Named In Honor Of Music Pioneer Louis Jordan

A pioneering musician from Brinkley is being posthumously honored by having part of U.S. 49 in eastern Arkansas dedicated as the Louis Jordan Memorial Highway. A ceremony was held Monday with officials from the Arkansas Department of Transportation and other dignitaries who came together to unveil a sign alongside the highway.

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Jonesboro, AR/Washington D.C. – U.S. Representative Marion Berry talks about the election, the lame-duck session, and the pleasure of serving Arkansas' First Congressional District, in his final monthly interview with KASU's Mark Smith, as he heads into retirement. (Part 1 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR/SEMO – Tommy Sowers is the Democrat running opposite incumbent Republican Representative Jo Ann Emerson for the 8th Congressional District of Missouri. He talks with KASU's Mark Smith about the campaign and his views on campaign issues. (Part 2 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR/SEMO – Tommy Sowers is the Democrat on the ballot opposite Republican Representative Jo Ann Emerson in the 8th Congressional District of Missouri. Sowers talks with KASU's Mark Smith about his campaign and views on campaign topics. (Part 1 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – Representative Jo Ann Emerson discusses Iraq, the economy, and problems with the EPA, on KASU's Morning Edition. (Part 2 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – Representative Jo Ann Emerson talks about Iraq, the economy, and problems with the EPA, on KASU's Morning Edition. (Part 1 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR – An outdoor cooking workshop and some festivals coming up next weekend around the state. Kim Williams has our weekly update.

Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – Senator Blanche Lincoln talks broadband access and school nutrition with KASU's Mark Smith. (Part 2 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – Senator Blanche Lincoln talks broadband access and school nutrition with KASU's Mark Smith. (Part 1 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR – The first of our planned weekly visits with Kim Williams of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism...

Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson discusses WikiLeaks, FEMA maps, and election issues on KASU's Morning Edition. (Part 2 of 2)

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Embassy Suites and Red Wolf Convention Center in Jonesboro Announces Director of Sales

Embassy Suites and Red Wolf Convention Center in Jonesboro Announces Director of Sales The 203-Suite property is set to open on Arkansas State's Campus in 2019 JONESBORO, Arkansas – July 10, 2018 – – O’Reilly Hospitality Management, LLC, is proud to announce Shawnie Carrier as its new Director of Sales for the Embassy Suites and Red Wolf Convention Center. This makes Shawnie the first hire for the 203-Suite property with over 40,000 squre feet of convention space, that is currently under...

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Why People With Disabilities Want Bans On Plastic Straws To Be More Flexible

It was a hot day at the zoo when Jordan Carlson's son, who has motor-planning delays, got thirsty. "We went to the snack bar and found out they had a 'no straw' policy," Carlson says. "It was a hot day and he couldn't drink." Their only option was to leave the park and look for a business that sold drinks with a straw. Without one, her son can't drink beverages. At home they use reusable straws, and she tries to keep some on hand when they leave the house, but "I'm human and sometimes I...

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