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  • Arkansas medical marijuana sales set to begin in mid-May 04/22/2019
    by Hannah Grabenstein, AP LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Medical marijuana sales in Arkansas are set to begin around May 12 as cultivators plan to begin harvesting the plant in the coming days and regulators finish the approval process for the state’s first dispensaries. Department of Finance and Administration Spokesman Scott Hardin said the final […]
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  • Missouri sees some progress from trapping feral hogs 04/22/2019
    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Some landowners in southeast Missouri are seeing less damage from feral hogs as the state focuses on trapping rather than hunting the invasive animals, according to state conservation officials. The Missouri Department of Conservation has been working with landowners and federal agencies in several southeast Missouri counties to eliminate feral […]
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  • Arkansas faces new court fight over sedative for executions 04/22/2019
    by Andrew DeMillo, AP LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed by death row inmates has renewed a court fight over whether the sedative Arkansas uses for lethal injections causes torturous executions, two years after the state raced to put eight convicted killers to death in 11 days before a previous batch of […]
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  • University of Missouri to cut space as state money declines 04/22/2019
    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri is cutting down on building space to reduce maintenance costs following concerns about state budget cuts for higher education. University planners have identified where to divest and demolish campus buildings in an effort to remove 750,000 square feet (70,000 square meters) of space by the 2023-2024 school […]
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  • Slight uptick in state’s remedial college course enrollment 04/22/2019
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A new Arkansas Department of Higher Education report shows slightly more public college students required a remedial course last school year than the previous one, but the number was about the same as two years ago, when colleges changed how they offered remediation. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the new state […]
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  • Pass It Around: Country Songs About Marijuana 04/20/2019
    Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard weren’t joking around when they recorded “It’s All Going to Pot” for 2015’s Django and Jimmie. While researching popular songs about marijuana, it looks like country musicians love singing about weed just as much as they sing about whiskey and beer. Here is a list of other marijuana-friendly country songs... […]
    Lauren Tingle
  • Five at Five: Kelly Clarkson Debunks Carrie Underwood Feud + Chrissy Metz Releases First Music Video 04/19/2019
    Chrissy Metz Releases First Music Video; Zac Brown is a Cow in Lil Dicky’s Earth Day Video; Big & Rich’s New “Comin’ To Your City” for NFL Draft; Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood Are Totally Cool
    Lauren Tingle
  • Thomas Rhett Waxes Nostalgic in “Remember You Young” 04/19/2019
    Co-written Jesse Frasure and Ashley Gorley, Thomas Rhett’s latest release “Remember You Young” from Center Point Road has a friend waxing nostalgic over a lifetime of treasured memories made with friends and family, and remembering all of them as their younger selves.
    Lauren Tingle
  • Blake Shelton to Fête the Healing Power of Music 04/19/2019
    It all started back in 1999, with one song from one singer (Nils Lofgren) at one bedside (New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering). That’s how Musicians on Call first started delivering the healing power of music nearly 20 years ago. And on May 31, Blake Shelton has signed up to play at the organization’s 20th anniversary... […]
    Alison Bonaguro
  • Brantley Gilbert Releases 4/20 Anthem with Colt Ford, Lukas Nelson and Willie Nelson 04/19/2019
    Gilbert’s current single with Ell, “What Happens in A Small Town,” is No. 24 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart and climbing. The release of “Welcome to Hazeville” coincides with the announcement of Gilbert’s second annual Kick It in the Ship Cruise, which sets sail from Miami to Cozumel Nov. 4-8.
    Lauren Tingle

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