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Jon Woods, Randell Shelton Found Guilty in Kickback Scheme
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Jon Woods, Randell Shelton Found Guilty in Kickback Scheme

Former state Sen. Jon Woods and his co-defendant, Randell Shelton Jr., have been found guilty of a dozen or more counts each of fraud, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.
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Asa Hutchinson Says He's Opposed to Grocery Tax Hike

Arkansas' governor said Thursday that he's opposed to raising the state's sales tax on groceries, likely killing an idea that some lawmakers were considering as a possible way to make room for further income tax cuts.
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Former State Senate President Jim Argue Dies at 66

Jim Argue, a former state Senate president and House member who championed education in Arkansas, died yesterday at age 66.
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US Adds 164K Jobs; Unemployment Down to 3.9 Percent

U.S. employers stepped up hiring modestly in April, and the unemployment rate fell to 3.9 percent, evidence of the economy's resilience amid the recent stock market chaos and anxieties about a possible trade war.
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