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2 hrs ago | ArkansasBusiness.com

Judge Tim Fox Strikes Down Arkansas Voter ID Law

An Arkansas judge struck down the state's new voter ID law on Thursday, saying it violates the state constitution by adding a requirement that voters must meet before casting a ballot.

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Related Topix: Mike Beebe, US Governors

Wed Apr 23, 2014

KATV Little Rock

Reward Offered in Unsolved Murder

The family of a murdered Little Rock man hopes reward money will help apply heat to a cold case.

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Related Topix: Little Rock, AR, North Little Rock, AR

NWAonline

Hearing set in Arkansas voter ID lawsuit

An Arkansas judge has scheduled a hearing over a request to block the enforcement of the state's voter ID law in next month's primary.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Baxter Bulletin

Arkansas GOP sees voter ID is a double standard

The Republican Party of Arkansas said absentee voters who fail to submit required identification with their ballot should be given more time to submit ID, arguing in a filing to a state court that failing to do so would create a double standard compared to voters who cast a ballot in person.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Arkansas Times

Charter school moved ahead with site purchase before vote

SOLD: A charter school operator has closed on the purchase of this property though it still awaits state approval of the site for the school.

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Related Topix: Little Rock, AR, Education Etc., University of Arkansas, Education, School Vouchers

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Baxter Bulletin

Steve Barnes: Putting taxes in perspective

Curious; the usually accommodating parking lot was full, the line forming along the curb.

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Related Topix: Tax, Arkansas, St Francis County, AR, Conway County, AR

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Arkansas Times

This morning's discussion on race at Ron Robinson Theater

Interesting panel discussion this morning on race and ethnicity at the River Market's Ron Robinson Theater in the River Market.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Democrat, Harrison, AR, Little Rock, AR

KSLA-TV Shreveport

Hearing set in challenge to Ark. gay marriage ban

Advocates of ending Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage are to make their case before a circuit judge in Pulaski County.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Arkansas Times

POLICE: Shooting victim dies, charge against man upgraded to homicide

The Little Rock Police Department said today that a woman found shot in the head on April 13 in Southwest Little Rock has died, and a man arrested for Domestic Battery in the first degree in connection with the shooting has seen his charges upgraded to first degree Murder.

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Related Topix: Little Rock, AR, Baxter County, AR

FOX16

Mother and Daughter Arrested for Medicaid Fraud

Two Pulaski County women have been arrested for allegedly bilking the Arkansas Medicaid program out of more than $41,000.

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Related Topix: Little Rock, AR

NWAonline

ACLU challenges Arkansas voter ID law

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas is asking a judge to strike down a state law requiring voters to show photo identification before they can cast a ballot, arguing the new requirements violate the Arkansas constitution.

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Related Topix: ACLU, Activism

NWAonline

Interim judge also ruled ballot-eligible

Interim Judge H.G. Foster of Conway is a bona fide judicial candidate, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen ruled Tuesday in a decision that repeated his earlier finding that an Arkansas court rule that suspends lawyers for paying dues late is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

FOX16

PCSSD Investigates Obscene Act Caught on Camera

After a student catches and records classmates engaged in a sex act on campus, district leaders warn students against violating school policies and recording and distributing video of students breaking rules.

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Related Topix: Maumelle, AR

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Arkansas Times

Judge Tim Fox allows Arkansas Republicans to assist in Voter ID lawsuit

The AP reports that Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox today ruled that the Republican Party of Arkansas will be able to help defend the state in a lawsuit over how to deal with absentee ballots under the state's Voter ID law, passed by the Republican-controlled legislature last year almost completely on partisan lines, overriding Gov. Mike Beebe ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Arkansas, Mike Beebe, US Governors

Arkansas Online

Little Rock police chief applicants

Andra Grinstead Lieutenant with Bibb County sheriff's office in Macon, Ga. Eric Higgins Assistant police chief with Little Rock Police Department Brigid Opalecky Store clerk and then cleaning associate in North Carolina Melissa Teeling Enforcement clerk with Pulaski County sheriff's office Steven Stites Owner and president of a New York political ... (more)

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Related Topix: Little Rock, AR

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Arkansas Times

Man driving on highway spots his own stolen car

A man driving in Izard County was shocked after he saw his own car - which was supposed to be at home in his garage in Baxter County - in front of him on the highway, being towed on a trailer.

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Related Topix: Izard County, AR, Baxter County, AR, Bull Shoals, AR

NWAonline

State Failing Communities Via Prisons

The most infamous reaction to Arkansas' penchant for burdening local jails with state inmates -- and paying far less than it costs to house them once the state eventually gets around to writing a check -- was by a sheriff in Pulaski County.

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Log Cabin Democrat

Judge Foster lawsuit could be settled Tuesday

Angela Byrd's win in Pulaski County Circuit Court this week settles her place on the May ballot, and sitting Faulkner County Circuit Judge H.G. Foster says that it's "encouraging," but the issue is not closed yet.

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Related Topix: Faulkner County, AR

Business Journal

Obamacare signups eclipse 41,000 in Arkansas

More than 41,400 Arkansans used the state's online marketplace to secure health insurance during the first open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act, according to the Arkansas Insurance Department.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, West Memphis, AR, Medicare

Arkansas Times

POLICE: Traffic stop leads to high-speed chase, foot chase, drug arrest

A harrowing account from the LRPD this morning of a traffic stop that turned into a car chase that turned into a foot chase, with the suspect later arrested on a raft of charges, including DWI and drug counts.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Little Rock, AR

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