Editors: Here is the planning digest for newspapers of Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. We welcome your questions or comments. You may reach the Arkansas News Bureau at 501 374-0699, or by fax at 501 374-0860. Cellular phone numbers for Little Rock staffers are as follows: Dennis Byrd, 501 912-3739; James Jefferson, 501 766-5342; Rob Moritz, 501 912-6397; Harry King, 501 912-0750; John Lyon, 501 786-4306.

THIS INFORMATION IS PROPRIETARY AND IS NOT FOR PUBLICATION, BROADCAST OR OTHER USE PRIOR TO DATES LISTED.

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Polls busy on final day of early voting

LITTLE ROCK — The last of hundreds of thousands of early voters cast ballots across Arkansas on Monday on the eve of a potentially historical election in the state.

Republicans are heavily favored to sweep all four U.S. House races and have made a strong push, aided by flood of out-of-state cash, to gain majorities in both chambers of the Legislature for the first since Reconstruction in Tuesday’s general election.

Voters also will decide ballot initiatives that would legalize marijuana for medical use, add a half-cent to the state sales tax to fund a $1.8 billion highway bond issue and allow local governments to create tax-funded development districts.

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Eds: ELECTION COVERAGE TUESDAY, Nov. 6

LR-eln-congress 11-07

LR-eln-medical marijuana 11-07 (separate)

LR-eln-highways 11-07 (will include local development ballot measure)

also LR-eln-legislature (if results from Secretary of State’s Office show trends on party majorities early enough)

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MONDAY, Nov. 5

already sent

Roy Ockert’s column

TUESDAY, Nov. 6

Jason Tolbert’s column

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7

Rick Fahr’s column

THURSDAY, Nov. 8

Joe Mosby outdoor feature

Micki Bare feature column

Steve Brawner column

FRIDAY, Nov. 9

Roby Brock’s business column

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