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Emily Walkenhorst

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Report warns of Arkansas water depletion

Data back dire forecast about farmers’ overuse of wells

The latest report on Arkansas' groundwater usage continues the bleak picture of its sustainability in the state, which is one of the largest water users in the United States and where water-intensive agriculture is the largest industry.

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Resources board OKs loans, grants

In shale suit, deal reached

Payout by driller put at up to $45M

Attorneys for thousands of Fayetteville Shale property owners and Southwestern Energy and its subsidiaries have reached a settlement in a seven-year lawsuit that accused the companies of improperly skimming payments to property owners for drilling wells on their land.

City's police-patrol ban stays, Arkansas circuit judge rules

A circuit judge has dismissed a request from the city of Damascus to temporarily allow city police officers to continue patrolling highways.

Researchers to get $1.6 million

Two University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences researchers have received grants worth nearly $800,000 each to pursue special cancer research projects.

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2 researchers at UAMS get $1.6M to study two cancers

Two University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences researchers have received grants worth nearly $800,000 each to pursue special cancer research projects.

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South Little Rock creek hailed as place for canoeists

State installs larger boat launch, signs

Several canoe trips along the serene stream ended at a fallen tree Monday, with the creek barricaded mostly by the tree and littered with empty plastic bottles, food wrappers and beer cans.

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State agency gives 3 entities awards

Utilities in state follow haze rule despite appeals

Pricey scrubbers still on hold

Arkansas utilities have moved forward with air quality control measures on power plants seven months after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a federal plan for the state to implement the Regional Haze Rule.

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Levee fails, looses rising torrent in flooded part of Arkansas

Residents downriver wait, hope

Nine sections of a levee system along the rain-swollen Black River near Pocahontas failed Wednesday morning, sending a rush of water toward Lawrence County, closing U.S. 63 and prompting officials to urge residents in the water's path to evacuate quickly.

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