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BC-AR--Arkansas News Digest 1:30 pm, AR

March 25, 2019

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Arkansas. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Little Rock bureau aparkansas@ap.org or 1-800-715-7291.

The Little Rock bureau is reachable at: 501-225-3668.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.

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ARKANSAS SCHOOL VOUCHERS

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. _ Dueling press conferences by legislative Republicans and Democrats are meant to address a Republican-led bill to provide scholarship money for low-income students to attend private schools. By Hannah Grabenstein. 400 words.

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FAYETTEVILLE-INVASIVE TREES

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. _ The city of Fayetteville says anyone who cuts down a Bradford pear tree _ and offers photographic evidence _ will get a free tree as foresters work to combat the invasive species. 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ SPRINGDALE-TEEN KILLED _ Authorities in northwest Arkansas say a 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy.

_ OBIT-GLOVER _ David “Mac” Glover, who served on the Arkansas Court of Appeals for more than a decade, has died. He was 74.

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