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

September 25, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

TERM LIMITS-ARKANSAS

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas court officials say a proposal to shorten legislative term limits lacks the required signatures to stay on the ballot, but an initiative to raise the state’s minimum wage should remain. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Special Master Mark Hewett on Monday found that a proposed constitutional amendment on term limits didn’t have enough valid signatures to make the Nov. 6 general election ballot. 250 words.

OF NOTE:

BORDER MAIL-MISSOURI

ST. LOUIS — A quirk in the mail delivery system that forced some rural Missouri residents living along the Iowa and Arkansas borders to have mailing addresses in neighboring states has been fixed, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill said Tuesday. The idiosyncrasy affected just a few people but created problems and red tape when they voted, paid taxes and even when they died. By Jim Salter. SENT: 320 words.

IN BRIEF:

— JACKSONVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT-PARTIALLY UNITARY — A federal judge has granted Jacksonville North Pulaski School District partial unitary status and says it has made good faith efforts toward becoming fully unitary.

— ROGERS-PANHANDLING ORDINANCE — A federal judge in northwestern Arkansas has overturned an anti-panhandling ordinance in Rogers.

— SECURITY OFFICER-EXPLICIT REQUESTS — Authorities say a security officer at a New Jersey university pretended to be a teenage girl online so a teenage boy in Arkansas would send naked photos and videos of himself.

IN SPORTS:

FOOTBALL/HIGH SCHOOL

— FBH--ARKANSAS SPORTS MEDIA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL POLL

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