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News Minute: Here is the latest Arkansas news from The Associated Press

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EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas' U.S. senators say the El Dorado Fire Department will receive $67,500 from the Department of Homeland Security to buy stretchers, back-boards and splints. The senators say funding from the department's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program will let the department buy equipment needed to move people out of harm's way.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments October 2nd in the legal challenge over the state's new law requiring voters to show photo ID before casting a ballot. The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas is suing the state on behalf of four voters the group says are being disenfranchised by the voter ID law.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Dassault Falcon Jet has officially begun work on a $60 million expansion of its private jet finishing plant at Little Rock's airport. The factory has about 2,000 employees, and expansion of the completion center ensures that 400 of those positions will stay in Arkansas. The company broke ground today. The expansion is to be complete in early 2016.

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - Members of Fort Smith's board of directors want to broadcast their meetings on the Internet, perhaps as early as this month. The board televises its meetings on a local cable television channel. It intends to live-stream meetings through the city's website, if a trial run is successful. The meetings would be live-streamed at www.fortsmithar.gov.

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