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

October 2, 2018

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.

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POLITICS & GOVERNMENT:

ELECTION 2018-STATE SUPREME COURTS

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — It’s not just the U.S. Supreme Court. The bitterly partisan fight over President Donald Trump’s nominee for the nation’s highest court, and the questions it has raised about the judiciary’s independence, mirror what voters around the country are seeing in state supreme court races. Outside groups are spending millions of dollars in those races trying to sway voters with attack ads and mailers. By Andrew DeMillo. SENT: 880 words, with photos.

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POULTRY OPERATIONS-ARKANSAS

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Recent figures show that poultry producers in northwest Arkansas are adding more chicken houses to their farms this year. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that state data released last week show that Benton and Washington counties saw an increase in poultry houses in 2018 compared to last year. 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

— ARKANSAS REVENUE — Arkansas finance officials say the state’s revenue last month remained above expectations and higher than the same month last year.

— MISSING WOMAN-REMAINS — Police say human remains found in Iowa are that of an Arkansas woman missing for nearly 10 years.

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