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Today in History

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2019. There are 343 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Jan. 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court, in its Roe v. Wade decision, legalized abortions using a trimester approach. Former

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Public Affairs Calendar

City Water and Light Board of Directors, 1:15 p.m., CWL headquarters, 400 East Monroe.

Jonesboro Metropolitan Area Planning Commission, 3 p.m., Municipal Center, 300 S. Church St.

Newport City Council, 6 p.m., City Hall.

Sedgwick City Counc

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King celebrated 51 years after his death


Matthew Wells | The Sun
Jasmine Thompson led Northeast Arkansas Martin Luther King singers in a rendition of gospel singer Benita Washington's song, "Thank You," on Monday afternoon at the Fowler Center at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

By Matthew Wells, Sun Staff Writer, mwells@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Logan Hampton evoked images of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with a powerful speech that talked of equality, the value of dreams and how race should not define the

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Warriors top Chicks with team effort


Sun file photo
Westside's Avery Felts, shown during the Northeast Arkansas Invitational tournament, scored 26 points Monday during the Warriors' 71-60 victory at Blytheville.

By Sean Saunders, Sun Staff Writer

BLYTHEVILLE — Coming off a nail-biting finish in the last Blytheville meeting, and heading into one of the most hostile environments in Northeast Arkansas, the Westside Warriors needed their 'A' game to remain atop. . . more »


Trump offer on shutdown doesn't move Democrats — A3
IS group targets U.S. convoy in Syria — A3
Taliban attacks Afghan military base — A5
EU's antitrust cop lays groundwork for tech scrutiny — A6
Whitley ASU recital canceled due to illness — A7
Greek parliament debates deal — A7
Sen. Harris opens her presidential bid — A7
China's economic growth sinks to three-decade low — A7
Democrats seek to increase oversight of DeVos — A7
TSA sick-outs hit 10 percent over weekend — A8
MLK holiday offers stage for Dem hopefuls — A8
Stuffed animals console traumatized kids — A10
Atlanta's Confederate Avenue renamed — A10
Ethics commission seeks state funding — A10
Medical marijuana plans under construction — A10

Read about all these and more in today's print edition or online e-Edition.

Notre Dame to cover up murals of Columbus in the New World

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame will cover murals in a campus building that depict Christopher Columbus in America, the school's president said, following criticism that the images depict Native Americans in stereotypical . . .

Mezzo J'Nai Bridges rising fast in opera world

NEW YORK (AP) — J'Nai Bridges was just 24 and still in school when she sang her first "Carmen" as a young artist at the Glimmerglass Festival in 2011. "I was, oh, way too young," she recalls with a laugh. "It felt good back then, but it just fits . . .


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