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

November 9, 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.

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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FROM AP MEMBERS:

MEDICAID-ARKANSAS

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A federal advisory panel is urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to temporarily stop Arkansas from enforcing the state’s work requirement for Medicaid expansion enrollees. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission sent a letter to the department on Thursday about the number of Arkansas residents who have lost health coverage by failing to comply with the state’s work requirement.

IN BRIEF:

WALMART-JOBS TRANSFER — Walmart Inc. is transferring 570 finance and accounting employees at its Arkansas headquarters to an outside company that will help manage part of the retailer’s financial operations.

IN SPORTS:

T25-LSU-ARKANSAS PREVIEW

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Santos Ramirez is under no illusion about how disappointing this season will be remembered for Arkansas. The senior safety is just hoping at this point for one final memorable moment to cap his career in Fayetteville, a chance he will have when Arkansas (2-7, 0-5 Southeastern Conference) hosts No. 9 LSU on Saturday night. By Kurt Voigt. AP Photos.

BKC--TEXAS-ARKANSAS

FORT BLISS, Texas — Arkansas opens the season against rival Texas in the Armed Forces Classic at Fort Bliss, the sprawling Army post near the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso. The Longhorns beat Eastern Illinois in their opener. UPCOMING: 650 words. Game starts 6 p.m. CT.

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