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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas releases figures detailing how many people on its expanded Medicaid program lost coverage because of a new work requirement. The state was the first to enforce the new requirement, which is being challenged in federal court. By Andrew DeMillo. 400 words.



DALLAS — As demonstrators planned to gather Wednesday for further protests over the shooting death of a black man in his apartment by a white off-duty police officer, Dallas' police chief said she plans to meet with protesters after an officer used pepper balls during a rally Monday in violation of police department rules. The victim, 26-year-old Botham Jean, was a 2016 graduate of Harding University in Arkansas. By Ryan Tarinelli. UPCOMING: 250 words, with photos.


— ARKANSAS-CORRUPTION SENTENCING — The former president of a private Christian college in northwest Arkansas has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty for his role in a kickback scheme involving former state lawmakers.

— ARKANSAS CASINOS — A second lawsuit has been filed challenging a ballot measure that would legalize four casinos in Arkansas.

— INMATE DEATH-ARKANSAS — Arkansas prison officials say a 35-year-old inmate serving time in a drug case has died after he was found unresponsive in his cell at a maximum-security unit.

— ARKANSAS STATE-ENROLLMENT — Arkansas State University officials say enrollment decreases at all five of its campuses this fall indicate a robust economy full of jobs for high school graduates.

— HOT SPRINGS-MUSEUM VOTE — Voters in Hot Springs have approved a $2 million bond issue to fund the construction of a new exhibition hall at the Mid-America Science Museum.




The Southeastern Conference has all the built-in advantages when it comes to selling college football: Incredibly passionate fan bases, relatively little competition from professional sports franchises and a long history of competitive teams. Even so, the league isn't immune to a national trend of falling attendance. Like other schools around the country, SEC programs are trying to do something about it. By David Brandt. SENT: 940 words, with photos.




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