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Proposed Arkansas Habitat for Mussel Species

In recent weeks, media stories and testimony at State and Federal hearings have included inaccurate information about the proposed critical habitat for two mussel species found in Arkansas, the Neosho mucket and rabbitsfoot mussel.   The proposed critical habitat for these mussel species totals less than 900 stream miles, or less than 8 percent of …

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Civil War Commission Grants Money to Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has awarded $11,550 in grants for projects to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, ACWSC Chairman Tom Dupree announced Friday. Recipients of Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Grants were: * MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, Little Rock, $2,000 for “On the Road with Ed Bearss,” …

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Proposed Cap on Missouri Traffic Violations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Missouri legislator proposes a bill which would cap fines at 50 dollars for traffic offenses that don’t add points to a driver’s license. State Representative, T.J. Berry, a Republican from Kearney, filed a bill proposal the annual legislative session which started Wednesday. Current state law allows traffic cameras in designated …

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Missouri Lawmaker Wants to Protect Phone Data

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Missouri legislator is pushing for a state constitutional amendment that will restrict the government’s ability to obtain data on phone calls. Republican senator, Rob Schaaf, of St. Joseph, wants to add “electronic communications and data” to the list of items protected from unreasonable searches and seizures. Sen. Schaaf says the …

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