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4th grade journalist gets one-on-one interview with the Governor for his newspaper column

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Governor Beebe took some hard hitting questions from a special journalist.

8-year-old Coen Strother has a regular column in the Arkadelphia newspaper "Arkansas VIP" and managed to get a sit down interview Tuesday with the top politician in the state.   

In addition to asking the Governor what it's like to lead Arkansas, Coen used this interview to get the governor's opinion on a petition the fourth grader wants.  Coen has a friend with a peanut allergy and wants to require Epi-pens in all schools.

"Would you support this petition if it was presented to you properly?" asked Coen.

"If it was presented to me properly and if I knew how we were going to pay for it.  What it was going to cost, which is what I always require when I make decisions like this. If we can afford it and we can make sure it comes out of the right pot of money then I can support it," said Governor Beebe.

Coen is putting together a column based on this sit-down interview.