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

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Here comes summer. The northeastern and eastern parts of Arkansas are under a heat advisory through 7 p.m. And hot and humid weather is expected through the weekend. The state just had its coolest July on record.

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - Officials have announced plans for a new $130 million wood pellet facility in Pine Bluff. The plant to make pellets which can be used as fuel will create about 35 jobs. The same company has announced plans for a facility in Monticello with more than 50 jobs.

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney is in Arkansas stumping for the state's Republican nominees for governor and Congress. He's praising Asa Hutchinson's proposals to cut income taxes and expand computer education in schools.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Democratic Senator Mark Pryor talks about his own cancer fight in a new campaign ad. Pryor says his battle with a rare cancer years ago influenced his vote in favor of the nation's health care law. Pryor's Republican challenger Tom Cotton says the law isn't needed and hurts the middle class and small businesses.

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