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

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A group advocating alcohol sales in dry Arkansas counties says it hasn't gathered sufficient support in Faulkner and Craighead counties. Our Community, Our Dollars says it will solely focus on Saline County. It says it has collected enough signatures there to put the issue on the November ballot.

YELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Marion County officials are standing behind a decision to fire a librarian accused of throwing booklets about the Freedom of Information Act at board members. Quorum court members upheld the county library board's June termination of Anita Paulson. Paulson says the board violated the law when it didn't provide proper public notice before a vote.

EAST CAMDEN, Ark. (AP) - The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Austin Powder for safety and health violations at its East Camden plant. OSHA says Austin Powder manufactures industrial explosives and provides blasting services to customers nationwide. OSHA proposed fines of more than $178,000.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Members of Arkansas' congressional delegation have announced $700,000 in federal grants to five fire departments. The grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program are to be used to purchase equipment, training materials and vehicles. Crawford County Fire District One received the biggest grant at just less than $230,000.

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