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Ark. Capitol Grapples with Shrinking Space

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Space is getting tight on the grounds of the Arkansas state Capitol. The 20 acres is the site of about 13 monuments and markers, but state officials say they've adopted new guidelines to be more restrictive in allowing any new monuments because of space concerns.

Instead of contacting the secretary of state's office to propose a monument, applicants now have to submit proposals and get approval of a design subcommittee of the Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission.

Among the monuments featured at the state Capitol are a Little Rock Nine monument, a Confederate soldiers memorial, a Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial, a Vietnam Veterans Memorial, a Bauxite boulder and a boulder from Granite Mountain.

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