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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
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August 31Word of the Day, This Day in History, Number to Know, Website of the Day, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.Word of the Daycoterminous \ koh-TUR-muh-nuhs \ adjective; Having the same or coincident boundaries. — Dictionary.comThis Day in HistoryAug. 31, 1897: Thomas Edison receives a patent for his Kinetoscope, the world’s first motion picture device.Number to Know1,093: Number of patents held by Thomas Edison.

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As with most compromises, everyone had to sacrifice something. Companies had to pay more into the UI trust fund for each employee through a reduction in tax credits. Unemployment-insurance recipients coped with stricter eligibility requirements...

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Arkansas and America are still feeling the after effects of the Great Recession. Since the global economic collapse of 2008, our State has worked tirelessly to replace lost jobs and restore...

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During this most recent committee meeting, members heard a proposal for a program that would provide mentoring and coaching for inmates who are 1 to 2 years away from their release date.  A program like this aims to reduce recidivism and similar...

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Prison overcrowding is an issue we know for certain will have to be addressed in the next Regular Session.  You may remember during our most recent Special Session we voted to increase funding for corrections by $6 million and provide 600 more...

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Although I didn't really realize I was doing it, I guess I had used the word "cool" one time too many to my wife's liking. At least that's what I decided after I "went there again" recently in a...

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Choose wisely next time you find yourself at a fast-food drive-thru.

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Have a laid-back backyard party this Labor Day by grilling out and making your own cornhole set.

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Take your school locker way beyond boring.

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Break out the fainting couch. The first trailer for Downton Abbey's fifth season is here! And...

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