Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Arkansas. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to Arkansas-Oklahoma News Editor Kelly P. Kissel at (800) 715-7291 or (501) 225-3668 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — State officials update lawmakers on the start of the insurance marketplace set up under the federal health care law, and on plans to expand coverage using federal Medicaid funds. The state hasn’t released info on the rates that will be charged on the exchange, and is still waiting for federal approval of its “private option” plan to expand Medicaid. By Andrew DeMillo. UPCOMING: 130 words by 4 p.m., 500 words by 5 p.m.
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FLIPPIN MAYOR-ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING
FLIPPIN, Ark. — Authorities say no one was injured after the mayor of Flippin accidentally shot out a window in the police chief’s office at City Hall. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words.
JONESBORO, Ark. — Jonesboro police say a teenager has died in what appears to be an accidental shooting outside of a fast food restaurant. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by noon CDT.
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