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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 – 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...

Jonesboro, AR – U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln is campaigning around the state, heading into the June 8th runoff election against Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter. The winner of the runoff will be the Democratic candidate for U-S Senate in November, facing Republican Representative John Boozman. Lincoln paused on the campaign trail to talk with KASU's Mark Smith on Morning Edition. (Part 2 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR – U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln is campaigning around the state, heading into the June 8th runoff election against Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter. The winner of the runoff will be the Democratic candidate for U-S Senate in November, facing Republican Representative John Boozman. Lincoln paused on the campaign trail to talk with KASU's Mark Smith on Morning Edition. (Part 1 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR – Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter is campaigning around the state, heading into the June 8th runoff election against incumbent U-S Senator Blanche Lincoln. The winner of the runoff will be the Democratic candidate for U-S Senate in November, facing Republican Representative John Boozman. Halter paused on the campaign trail to talk with KASU's Mark Smith on Morning Edition. (Part 2 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR – Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter is campaigning around the state, heading into the June 8th runoff election against incumbent U-S Senator Blanche Lincoln. The winner of the runoff will be the Democratic candidate for U-S Senate in November, facing Republican Representative John Boozman. Halter paused on the campaign trail to talk with KASU's Mark Smith on Morning Edition. (Part 1 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson discusses the Arkansas primary election, her own campaign, financial reform, and FEMA, in her monthly conversation with KASU's Mark Smith. (Part 2 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson discusses the Arkansas primary election, her own campaign, financial reform, and FEMA, in her monthly conversation with KASU's Mark Smith. (Part 1 of 2)

Jonesboro, AR/Washington, DC – Arkansas 1st District Congressman Marion Berry talks about voter turnout in the upcoming election, financial reform, immigration, and the FEMA flood maps in his monthly talk with KASU's Mark Smith. (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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