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

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Fayetteville officials have created an anti-discrimination ordinance that requires the creation of a civil rights administrator position. The measure passed 6-3 last night. The ordinance is designed to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Officials say Arkansas students averaged a higher score on the ACT college entrance exam than last year, but still fell short of the national average. Arkansas students earned an average composite score of 20.4 out of a possible 36. That's an increase of 0.2 from last year's mark. The national average composite score was 21.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - More than $20 million in improvements have been proposed for the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport. The Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission is expected to vote on the plan at its meeting next month. The proposal calls for updates to the airport's concourse, new seating at gates, additional restrooms and other improvements.

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - Fort Smith has approved spending $1.5 million on infrastructure for a new medical college. The city board of directors unanimously allocated the funds last night. Plans for the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine were announced in February. The campus is expected to open as soon as 2016.

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