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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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Fri Apr 18, 2014
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.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
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)
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.
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.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
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)
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.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
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.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
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.
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.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
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.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
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.