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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LAWSUIT LIMITS-CHURCHES

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — So-called tort reform has been an easy sell in states controlled by Republicans, and backers of a lawsuit-limiting proposal on the ballot in Arkansas this fall expected little trouble winning passage until they ran into a surprising obstacle from a reliable conservative ally. A Christian group has begun rallying churches and abortion opponents against the measure, saying that limiting damage awards in lawsuits sets an arbitrary value on human life, contrary to anti-abortion beliefs, and conflicts with biblical principles of justice and helping the poor. By Andrew DeMillo. AP Photos.

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ARKANSAS-RAILROAD DEATHS — The attorney for a Benton woman who's seeking clues about the 1987 deaths of her son and his friend argues that a federal judge should not reconsider his order that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency turn over decades-old documents related to the case.

TRAIN COLLISION-FATALS — Arkansas State Police say two juvenile girls were killed when the vehicle they were in was struck by a train in northeast Arkansas.

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EXCHANGE-FAYETTEVILLE-SCHOOL PARKING

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Enterprising neighbors may need to go through some hoops if they want to keep charging Fayetteville High School students to park on their property. As a result of the chronic shortage in student parking, several properties are being used for off-site parking, with some converted into gravel parking lots, according to the notification the Planning Department sent to more than 50 homes. Two lots directly across from the school have about a dozen spots each. By Ashton Eley.

EXCHANGE-NEWSPAPERS-FOXES FOILED

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. — Newspapers were mysteriously disappearing from doorsteps in Eureka Springs. In one neighborhood, a dozen copies of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette vanished over three weeks in July. By Bill Bowden.

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