The remains of houses destroyed by fire sit in Weed, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. In just a few hours Monday, wind-driven flames destroyed or damaged roughly 100 homes, the saw mill and a church in Weed. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, arrives as his panel holds its first public hearing to investigate the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where a violent mob killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. At left is Chris Donesa, chief counsel. The special probe was called for by leaders in the Republican-controlled House who alleged that U.S. forces were directed not to respond to the attacks and that administration officials lied about the nature of the attack. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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FILE - In this July 26, 2014, file photo,Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, right, stretches during NFL football training camp in Mankato, Minn. After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Vikings have reversed course and placed star  Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, the team announced Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
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In this photo taken on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, a group of orca whales swim in the waters off San Juan Island near Friday Harbor, Wash., with Mt. Baker in the distance. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)
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In this Sept. 4, 2014 photo, fisherman Brad Gorst drives his boat in the Gulf of Mexico. Fishermen like Gorst who make a living off the state’s northwest coast are reporting fish kills and reddish water due to a toxic algae, or "red tide. "It boils up in the propeller wash like boiled red Georgia clay. "It's spooky," said Gorst, as he steered in Gulf of Mexico waters near Honeymoon Island, where dead fish recently washed ashore. (AP Photo/Jason Dearen)
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 photo, a crane lifts a load of drywall as construction is under way at a housing development in Zelienople, Pa.  The National Association of Home Builders reports on sentiment among U.S. builders on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
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Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivers a speech during the Mayors Challenge award ceremony, in Paris, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Bloomberg Philanthropies' 2013-2014 Mayors Challenge is a competition to inspire cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Barcelona, Spain, tops innovative cities contestBarcelona and 4 other European cities win Bloomberg's innovative cities contest
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  • Conway Woman Seeks to Return Lost Love Letter

    A Conway woman is seeking to return a love letter she discovered that was written more than 70 years ago. Paige Hess found the love note at the bottom of a sewing box, stuffed under needles, thread, and stamps. 5NEWSonline.com, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 09:54 AM
  • Backers ask court to dismiss alcohol-sales lawsuit

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Backers of a measure that would legalize alcohol sales in all 75 Arkansas counties are asking the state's highest court to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to remove the proposal from the November ballot. KAIT-TV Jonesboro, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 09:34 AM
  • State continues rail study, including high-speed passenger service

    Given the iffiness of continuing work on road projects on account of federal revenue issues, it's hard to imagine Arkansas ever having the federal backing to move forward with high-speed passenger rail service in the state. But we can dream, can't we? To that end, the Arkansas Highway and TRANSPORTATION Department will hold public meetings next week to talk about Arkansas rail service. Arkansas Times, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 07:11 AM
  • State narrows top teachers list to 4

    The four Arkansas Teacher of the Year finalists Lindsay Griffin of Greenbrier Middle School, Donna Dillahunty of Marion Intermediate School, Ouida Newton of Poyen High School, and Jayna Moffit of Lincoln Junior High School in Bentonville, celebrate after being selected from a group of teachers from around the state during a ceremony Tuesday at the state Capitol. The two English and two math teachers who were named finalists Tuesday for the 2015 Arkansas Teacher of the Year award have worked in the classroom between 13 and 36 years in districts that stretch from the eastern and western borders of the state. NWAonline, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 05:15 AM
  • Watch Victor Epkuk paint to 'Ode to Joy'

    The Arkansas Arts Center has provided this link to a video of 12th national Drawing Invitational artist Victor Ekpuk creating a work on the wall of the gallery while listening to Beethoven's masterpiece "Ode to Joy." Ekpuk started the work at a public event Aug. 21; like all the work in his public painting events, it will be destroyed after the show, "Outside the Lines," goes down Oct. 5. Were you there for the event? Read more about the work at this previous post . Arkansas Times, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 03:11 PM
  • AHTD Seeks Input On High-Speed Rail Plan At Fort Smith Meeting

    The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department is scheduled to hold a public meeting in Fort Smith to seek input on a new plan to extend high-speed passenger rail service across the state, according to a news release. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the River Parks Events Building at 121 Riverfront Dr., the release states. 5NEWSonline.com, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 02:38 PM
  • Jacksonville Votes on Starting New School District

    It's Election Day in Jacksonville as voters decide whether or not the city should have its own school district. The resolution of the 32-year old desegregation case between Little Rock, North Little Rock and the Pulaski County Schools is allowing Jacksonville the opportunity to break away. FOX16, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 01:21 PM
  • Eatiply Founder Not Your Typical Young Entrepreneur

    David Woodberry isn't typical of the young entrepreneurs you'll find at startup accelerators like the ARK Challenge. ArkansasBusiness.com, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 12:06 PM
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