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GOP gubernatorial candidates clash in debate

The two men seeking the GOP nomination in the May 20th primary clashed over several issues at the debate held by the Arkansas Federation of Young Republicans.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mike Ross, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Arkansas, Arkansas Government, US National Guard, US Military, US Governors

Fri Apr 18, 2014

5NEWSonline.com

Prosecutor Candidate Challenges Opponent's Campaign Literature

The factual accuracy of a campaign brochure is at the center of a dispute between the two candidates running for Benton County prosecuting attorney.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Rogers, AR, US Governors

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Arkansas Times

One more thing about those judicial suspensions

For the 10s of you following the state judicial eligibility saga, a quick note about this morning Arkansas Democrat-Gazette story that led with the finding that nearly a third of sitting judges in the state have been suspended for not paying their bar dues since 2006: Aside from serving as further evidence that judges are slackers like the rest of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Arkansas, US Governors

WDBZ-AM Cincinnati

NewsOne Minute: Man Pulls Gun On Clerk Over Soda Tax

Nahshon Shelton pulled a gun on a store clerk Saturday because he did not want to pay a 22-cent soda tax on a two-liter of Pepsi he was purchasing.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Jazz, Jimmy Smith, Arkansas, US Governors

NWAonline

Expert: Insurance tweaks save

Sen. Jim Hendren, R-Sulphur Springs and task force chairman, said he likely will request that Gov. Mike Beebe call a special session of the Legislature to address the issue if the task force recommends eliminating coverage for employees who work fewer than 30 hours a week.

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Related Topix: Sulphur Springs, AR, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law, Hindsville, AR

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Daily Kos

In North Dakota and Arizona, it's good news/bad news on the reproductive rights front

North Dakota has enacted a passel of laws that would all but end abortion in the Peace Garden State.

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Related Topix: Abortion, US Supreme Court, US News, Arkansas, US Governors, Jan Brewer

Arkansas Times

ACLU of Arkansas files suit over voter I.D. law

The legislature passed Act 595, over Gov. Mike Beebe's veto, in 2013, requiring a photo I.D. Voter I.D. laws are a Republican don't-get-out-the-vote move to keep persons likely to vote Democratic - the handicapped, the poor, the elderly, etc.

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Related Topix: Arkansas, ACLU, US Governors, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

The Miami Herald

Arkansas voter ID law challenged in court by ACLU

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, US Governors

The Baxter Bulletin

Pinkston, MHJH get cash for performance

On Thursday, school district officials and state politicians will visit Pinkston Middle School and Mountain Home Junior High School to recognize both as high performing schools, joining 204 other public schools across Arkansas to earn the designation.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Arkansas, Arkansas Government, US Governors

KATV Little Rock

AR Gubernatorial Candidate Files Complaint Against DPA with NAACP

Arkansas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dr. Lynette Bryant has filed a complaint against the Democratic Party of Arkansas and the Saline County Democratic Party for "unfair treatment" against her candidacy.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mike Ross, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Arkansas, US Governors, Barack Obama, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate

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, Pulaski County, AR, US Governors

ThinkProgress

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.

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

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Daily Kos

Watching the watchmen: A state-by-state look at 2014's attorney general elections

This year, 31 states will hold elections for attorney general. The post has always been important: As the state's top lawyer, the attorney general has a good deal of influence over a number of policy issues and is frequently a springboard to higher office.

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Related Topix: Wedding, US News, US Politics, Representative Mike Coffman, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tennessee, US Governors, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat

SanLuisObispo.com

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.

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

The Baxter Bulletin

Ark. abortion ban appeal puts new focus on social issues in election season

LITTLE ROCK -- 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.

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

Sat Apr 12, 2014

NWAonline

Beebe's exemption use goes to judge

A judge preparing to decide whether Gov. Mike Beebe can withhold from public disclosure applications from potential appointees was called on Friday to balance the need for government transparency with the importance of protecting open communication between the state's top leaders.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Lottery

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Reuters

Arkansas to appeal ruling on abortion restriction law

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said on Friday he would appeal a federal judge's decision striking down a state law that bans most abortions starting at 12 weeks of pregnancy, one of the most stringent such statutes in the United States.

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Related Topix: US Supreme Court, US News, US Governors, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

The City Wire

Attorney General McDaniel to appeal 12-week abortion ban ruling

At the behest of Sen. Jason Rapert, R-Bigelow, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said he would appeal a federal judge's ruling on a controversial 12-week abortion ban.

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Related Topix: Abortion, US Governors

Tue Apr 08, 2014

WMC-TV Memphis

Gov. Mike Beebe announce intent to pardon 10

The governor's office said Tuesday that each of the 10 have completed all jail time, fulfilled all parole-and-probationary requirements and paid all fines related to their sentences.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Oak Grove, MO

Sun Apr 06, 2014

ArkansasBusiness.com

Lawmaker Jane English Helps Spur Workforce Training Reform

State Sen. Jane English has no use for the private option, the Medicaid expansion providing health insurance to the poor.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, North Little Rock, AR, Little Rock, AR, US Governors

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