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2 hrs ago | The Huffington Post

Judge Upholds Corruption Charges Against Arkansas Treasurer

A federal judge Tuesday upheld the corruption conviction of Arkansas' former treasurer, saying prosecutors proved she illegally influenced interstate commerce and rejecting her argument that the case against her should have been heard by state authorities.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, William Jefferson, Democrat, Barack Obama, US Senate, Illinois, Illinois Government

5 hrs ago | FOX16

Changes Coming for Students Across Arkansas

This month the new immunization requirements for the 2014-2015 school year were released by the Arkansas Department of Health.


Related Topix: Arkansas Government, Health, Vaccinations, Education Etc.

9 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

Low-income Arkansans pay higher proportion of their income in state and local taxes than the rich do

Here's another Tax Day chart, via Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families .


Related Topix: Arkansas Government

9 hrs ago | The Baxter Bulletin

NWS confirms first Arkansas tornado of 2014 in Franklin Co.

CHARLESTON -- The National Weather Service has confirmed Arkansas' first tornado of 2014.


Related Topix: Weather

12 hrs ago | Mississippi Business Journal

Hood joins other AGs in efforts to curb copper theft

Attorney General Jim Hood, Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper and representatives for Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell met in Memphis yesterday for a roundtable discussion on the growing concern of copper theft.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

16 hrs ago |

Cedarville Man Pleads Guilty To Computer And Email Hacking

Mark Anthony Townsend, 45, of Cedarville, pleaded guilty to one count of computer hacking in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1030, according to a news release from Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western Division of Arkansas.


Related Topix: Prison

20 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

Is Mark Pryor winning in the campaign for Senate against Tom Cotton?

I mentioned yesterday that challenging the incumbent to a bunch of debates in the "Lincoln-Douglas" style, as Rep. Tom Cotton did yesterday , is often thought to be the gambit of an underdog worried that they're behind in the race.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Blanche Lincoln, Healthcare Law, Law

Mon Apr 14, 2014


Republican Senate Candidate Won't Say If He'd Repeal Major Obamacare Provision

Rep. Tom Cotton insists that he wants to repeal Obamacare, despite the fact that the health law's Medicaid expansion is currently providing coverage for thousands of low-income residents who previously lacked insurance.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Arkansas Government, Mike Beebe, US Governors

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)


Related Topix: US News, Pulaski County, AR, Mike Beebe, US Governors


Supremacist accused in Kansas attacks testified in Arkansas trial

This photo provided by 41ActionNews, shows Frazier Glenn Cross. Cross is accused of killing three people outside Jewish sites near Kansas City on Sunday, April 13, 2014.



Arkansas working to reduce wet-weather crashes

About two dozen highways in Arkansas are set to receive a new pavement treatment that's aimed at reducing crashes during wet weather, according to Arkansas highway officials.


Related Topix: Arkansas Government, Weather


Huckabee Attacks Obama's Position on Same-Sex Marriage

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee lashed out against President Barack Obama for his views on same-sex marriage on an episode of Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor" Friday, Mediate reports.


Related Topix: Huckabee, Entertainment, Television, US Politics, Mike Huckabee, US News, Arkansas Government, Barack Obama, Gay/Lesbian, Hillary Clinton


Huckabee: There's More Freedom In North Korea Than In The U.S.

Former Arkansas governor, and current Fox News contributor, Mike Huckabee told a conservative gathering this weekend that he is "beginning to think that there's more freedom in North Korea sometimes than there is in the United States."


Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia, Prison, US Politics, Mike Huckabee, US News, Arkansas Government, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Liberal Political News

The City Wire

Pryor-Cotton and U.S. Senate control, part I

Editor's note: This commentary is part of a collaboration between the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and The City Wire to deliver an ongoing series of political-based essays and reports.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, University of Arkansas, Fort Smith, AR, American University

Sun Apr 13, 2014

ABC News

What's Hot, What's Not Among Potential 2016 GOP Hopefuls

The 2016 campaign arrived two years early in New Hampshire this weekend, as Republican politicians pitched their message to the state that hosts the first-in-the-nation primary.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Senator Ted Cruz, Arkansas Government

The City Wire

Ethics-term limit proposal not popular with Arkansas voters

A legislative-referred proposed constitutional amendment is opposed more than two-to-one by voters, in large part due to a proposed change in the state's term limits law.


Related Topix: Arkansas Government, Hendrix College

Shoffner overshadows race for Arkansas treasurer

Overshadowed by a former state treasurer's conviction on bribery and extortion charges, the race is pitting two GOP rivals who each insist they're the best candidate to overhaul a troubled office.


Related Topix: Arkansas Government, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Duncan, Personal Finance, Retirement, Mike Beebe, US Governors

National Conference of State Legislat...

An Up-Close Look at Arkansas Elections

Turnout means everything in elections. And this week, elections technology meant something for 39 Arkansas legislators who turned out for a packed meeting where elections technology took center stage.


Abortion Ban Appeal Puts New Focus on Social Issues

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's decision to appeal a ruling striking down Arkansas' 12-week abortion ban isn't just giving hope to conservative activists who want to preserve one of the strictest abortion laws in the country.


Related Topix: Abortion, US Politics, US News, Mike Ross, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Activism, Mike Beebe, US Governors

Daily Kos

AR-Sen: AR Dems Presents Top Ten Tom Cotton (R) Whoppers

Received this e-mail yesterday from the Arkansas Democratic Party regarding Tea Party Congressman and U.S. Senate candidate, Tom Cotton : Big news in the entertainment world yesterday with CBS announcing that Stephen Colbert will be replacing David Letterman on The Late Show.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Best of 2007, Arkansas Government, The Colbert Report, Comedy, Entertainment, Television


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