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

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - ExxonMobil has restarted its Pegasus pipeline more than a year after a crude oil spill in Mayflower forced it to close. Southern portions of the pipeline in Texas were restarted on July 9th. An ExxonMobil spokesman says the pipeline restarted after extensive safety and operational testing.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson says he'll pay Pulaski County more than $1,700 for improperly claimed homestead tax credits. Hutchinson says he isn't bowing to Democratic pressure and wants to bring closure to the issue. Hutchinson simultaneously claimed the tax credit in Pulaski and Benton counties for tax years 2008 through 2011. State law allows the credit on only one home.

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State University is closing its decades-old Continuing Education and Community Outreach Center. Vice Chancellor and Provost Lynita Cooksey announced the closure yesterday. She says the university is attempting to streamline operations and reduce duplicated work. It's unclear if the closure will result in layoffs.

SEDGWICK, Ark. (AP) - A tiny Arkansas town has learned it can keep its post office. The U.S. Postal Service told residents of Sedgwick yesterday that the town's post office will continue to operate with reduced hours. It's now set to open two-and-a-half hours later during the week. The changes will take effect next year.

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