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By Sierra Murphy One of Tech’s annual fundraisers came to a close the week before spring break. On March 19, the Tech Loyalty Fund Phonathon concluded its sixth week of calling friends and alumni of the university. “We have spoken with almost 4,000 friends and alumni over the course of six weeks,” said Rachel Bullock, … Continue reading Phonathon raises more than $20,000 ͛…
03.29 / 08:43
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It's a little after 8 a.m. at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Va., and Michelle Harris' AP Environmental Science class is getting right to it. "All right, you guys got your brackets out?" Harris asks. The class of mostly juniors and seniors ruffle through folders and pull out pieces of paper with brackets — 64 slots, four quadrants, and one central box to predict the championship. But there's something a little different about these brackets ... "We're going to jump down to the f…
03.29 / 08:33
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Quick quiz: What do Judy Garland's rendition of "Over the Rainbow," N.W.A's seminal Straight Outta Compton and the inaugural episode of NPR's All Things Considered have in common? That little riddle just got a little easier to answer on Wednesday: The Library of Congress announced that all three "aural treasures" — along with roughly two dozen other recordings — have been inducted into its National Recording Registry. "These sounds of the past enrich our understanding of the nation's cul…
03.29 / 08:33
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A Missouri appeals court panel says utility regulators had no authority to grant conditional approval for a high-voltage power line across northeastern Missouri. The ruling Tuesday overturns an April 2016 decision by the Missouri Public Service Commission, which approved the line on the condition that an Ameren Corp. subsidiary later…
03.29 / 08:32
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( KTRS ) The identity of a man who died in a fatal accident has been released. Police say 67 yr old Danny Temple died Sunday after the vehicle he was driving collided with a tree in the 1700 block of Cass Ave. Authorities believe that Temple suffered a medical-related issue and that may have…
03.29 / 08:32
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri’s Republican-led House has endorsed a bill to repeal the state’s “prevailing wage” requirements for public construction projects. The 93-60 vote Tuesday is part of a Republican push to revamp the state’s labor laws by limiting union powers. Missouri law currently requires governmental entities such as cities and school districts…
03.29 / 08:32
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( KTRS ) Authorities are investigating a shooting at the Canfield Green Apartment complex in Ferguson. Police say the victim was shot around 7pm last night, by a member of the apartment’s security staff. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen and was reported as conscious and breathing at the scene, before being […
03.29 / 08:32
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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - A scammer picked the wrong people from whom to extort…
03.29 / 05:13
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USA Hockey says it has a pay deal with players on the women's team, averting a threatened boycott of the world championships, which start Friday near Detroit. Before the agreement team captain Meghan Duggan told NPR's All Things Considered that she and her teammates were paid poorly: "USA Hockey pays us, as the women's players, only during a six-month period of time out of the four-year Olympic cycle. During that six months, USA Hockey pays the players $1,000 a month for a six-month…
03.29 / 04:56
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WASHINGTON — The House voted Tuesday to block online privacy regulations issued during the final months of the Obama administration, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as C…
03.29 / 04:39
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FORT SMITH (KFSM) — A Fort Smith student won the 2017 Arkansas State Spelling Bee. Now, he’s preparing for the National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. An eighth grader at Chaffin Junior High, Haris Rana has too many medals to count. They’re a tangled mess in his study area. When we asked him what the toughest word he’s spelled is, he said it was the last word he spelled in the state spelling bee. “Chasuble,” he said, recalling the word.…
03.29 / 04:01
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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)– The new Taco Bell Cantina opened it’s doors Tuesday night to test the new restaurant. At first the event was for friends and family but they opened the doors to the public. Rachel Rutledge, a senior at the University of Arkansas, said she had been waiting for the new Dickson street business to open. She said this will be her new spot to get a bite to eat late at night. “We usually have to Uber to MLK […
03.29 / 04:01
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SPRINGDALE (KFSM)– Tuesday night the Springdale City Council approved a new form-based code that is aimed at helping the revitalization efforts for downtown. Patsy Christie, the city director of planning and community development, said this new code will replace the current zoning ordinance for properties between Huntsville and Caudle Avenues and 71B and Highway 265. “This is a real turning point for Springdale and a way to give us an opportunity to help bring revitalization to d…
03.29 / 04:01
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Magnolia City Council “Citizen of the Month” honors went Monday to two Magnolia Regional Medical Center nurses who stopped the attempted abduction of an infant from the hospital’s nurse…
03.29 / 03:16
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Leadership Magnolia and the Magnolia Blossom Festival were approved for funding requests on Monday by the Magnolia Advertising and Promotion…
03.29 / 03:16
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Ferguson, MO  (KTRS)  Police in Ferguson are investigating a shooting by a security guard at an apartment complex on Canfield Drive. Police say it started when the security guard chased away a dog that was running loose in the complex. The dog’s owner came out and brandished a gun in a threatening manner. Police Chief […
03.29 / 02:21
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If you're looking for work, you might start with one of those websites that posts jobs. But if you're an older adult looking for work, you might have found yourself excluded from some of the features on those sites. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan opened an investigation after a 70-year-old man called her office and complained that he'd been unable to use a resume building tool on JOBR, an app owned by Monster Worldwide . The problem was the drop-down menu that required you to…
03.29 / 02:21
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A controversial bill that would establish education savings accounts to be used at parents' discretion to fund private school and other education costs passed in an 11-5 vote in the Arkansas House Education Committee Tuesday. Senate Bill 746 and its predecessor, House Bill 1222, have a long list of opponents. The legislation was initially opposed by Governor Hutchinson because of its potential cost, but he later said he supported it after HB 1222 was amended to cap the growth of the…
03.29 / 02:02
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Neighbors near Boyle Park say it used to be a popular spot with a lot to offer, but hasn't been given the care it needs after damage from floods and s…
03.29 / 01:23
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - There's a rush by green-card holders to shore up their American citizenship. It picked up once President Donald Trump took…
03.29 / 01:23
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