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Alex Marino, speaker for the Associated Student Government Graduate Student Congress, said the recently formed student organization has made improving health care options a top goal.

Blackmer told city officials he wanted to redevelop the property to build a complex for upscale student housing. The property's owners had considered redeveloping the site to house office and retail uses; however, market and demographic studies indicated those uses would not be financially feasible, he told the Camera in July.

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Incoming Gov. Asa Hutchinson has appointed a former federal trade official who once headed Arkansas' economic development agency to be the state's chief fiscal officer. Hutchinson on Friday named Larry Walther as the new director of the state Department of Finance and Administration, replacing retiring longtime director Richard Weiss. Hutchinson, a Republican, will be sworn in as Arkansas' 46th governor on Tuesday. Walther is a former member of the board of directors for the Export-Import Bank and had previously served as director of the U.S Trade and Development Agency. Walter directed the Arkansas Department of Economic Development under former Gov. Mike Huckabee. Walther also worked for 30 years with SBC Communications, now AT T. Other appointments Hutchinson announced Friday include Republican Sen. Bruce Holland as director of livestock and poultry.

The Mount Umunhum radar tower needs a champion,great majority of the Michiga, someone who can break through the bureaucratic stalemate. The deal made in October 2012, always just a political expedient offered by a board eager to get the public off its back, is in jeopardy. We shouldn't lose a vital bookmark for the valley.