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Arkansas News

Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

2 hrs ago | The City Wire

Arkansas voter ID law nixed, AG McDaniel attacks the state Supreme Court

It was a busy legal day in Arkansas' Capital city, with a voter ID law pushed by Republicans ruled to be unconstitutional, and harsh criticism pointed at the Arkansas Supreme Court by Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Arkansas Government, US News, Mike Beebe, US Governors

4 hrs ago | KSLA-TV Shreveport

NW Ark. businessman gets 10 years on tax charge

A former businessman from northwest Arkansas has drawn a prison sentence of 21 months in prison for failing to pay $117,000 in federal income taxes.


Related Topix: Arkansas Government, Tax

9 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

The Arkansas Literary Festival begins

Today at noon, the Arkansas Literary Festival started things off with a talk by longtime L.A. Times rock critic Robert Hilburn at the Oxford American Annex, moderated by Oxford American associate editor Maxwell George .


10 hrs ago | The Washington Post

The amazing number of Arkansas ads

Pity the poor residents of the Little Rock media market. For months, they and their fellow Arkansans been bombarded by advertisements aimed at influencing their vote in this year's hotly contested Senate race.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Arkansas Government, Sherrod Brown

14 hrs ago | Politico

Colorado '16 poll: Paul beats Clinton

Colorado voters would favor the Kentucky Republican over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by 48 percent to 43 percent in a potential 2016 presidential race, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll .


Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Chris Christie, US Governors, Arkansas Government, Mike Huckabee, Florida, Florida Government

18 hrs ago | Mother Jones

Koch-Linked Firm Devoted to Grooming "Electable" Candidates Signs Up Arkansas GOP Leader

In January, Mother Jones broke the story of one of the newest affiliates of Charles and David Koch's sprawling political machine, a consulting firm named Aegis Strategic created to identify, recruit, and groom free-market-minded candidates for elected office.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Arkansas Government

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Arkansas Times

2014 Arkansas Times Academic All-Star Team

It's time again to meet our judges' choices for Arkansas's top 20 high school seniors.


Related Topix: Arkansas Government, Science / Technology, Robots


City-size iceberg breaks off of Antarctica

Future bouts of unpredictable weather could produce a hodgepodge of solutions for making up lost days, similar to what happened this school year.


Related Topix: Blytheville, AR, Mississippi County, AR, West Memphis, AR, Jonesboro, AR


615 Spotlight: PawnShop Kings Talk EP

For brothers Joel and Scott Owen, who comprise The PawnShop kings, the term "home" is entirely relative to the situation at the moment.


Albany Times Union

A New Poll Has A Democrat In Much Better Shape Than Everyone Thought, ...

The conventional wisdom in Washington holds that Sen. Mark Pryor, a Democrat from Arkansas, is perhaps the most vulnerable incumbent senator in the country.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, Mark Pryor, Arkansas Government

Daily Times Leader

Region suffers from copper theft; AG meets with surrounding states

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood met with attorneys general from Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana April 14 to discuss the growing concern of copper theft - a familiar concern to West Point and Clay County.


Arkansas Times

Enrollment in Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace at 44,665

Through yesterday, almost 45,000 Arkansans have selected plans on the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace , the new marketplace created by Obamacare , according to information released today by the Arkansas Insurance Department .


Related Topix: Arkansas Government, Health Insurance, Health, Medicaid


Former Hog Center Melton, Charged with Second-Degree Murder, Gets New Trial Date

The trial of a former University of Arkansas football player charged with second-degree murder in the death of a friend was reset Monday.


Related Topix: University of Arkansas

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Ceremony held to unveil new I-49 signs



Houston Chronicle

Arkansas US Sen. John Boozman out of heart surgery

This May 31, 2011 file photo shows Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark. in his Senate office in Little Rock, Ark.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator John Boozman, US House of Representatives, John Boozman, Mark Pryor, Democrat, Little Rock, AR

Daily Kos

Arkansas' Medicaid enrolled almost 70 percent of eligible residents

About 225,000 Arkansans are too poor to qualify for a subsidy to buy health insurance on the exchange, and too "wealthy" to qualify for the state's traditional Medicaid.


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

Arkansas Times

Dr. Robin Bowen named Arkansas Tech president

Dr. Robin Bowen was named today as president of Arkansas Tech University in Russellville.


Related Topix: Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR, Hendrix College, State University, AR, University of Arkansas

KHOU-TV Houston

Arkansas US Sen. John Boozman having surgery

Boozman's staff wouldn't say what type of surgery the 62-year-old senator is having but that more information will be released later.



Northwest Arkansas Relies On Coal And Gas, Few Renewables

FILE PHOTO FLIP PUTTHOFF The Flint Creek Power Plant looms large Dec. 3 at Swepco Lake and keeps the water warm during winter.


Arkansas Online

State OKs top 155,000 to get Medicaid aid

The number of Arkansans approved for coverage under the state's expanded Medicaid program increased by just over 5,900 during the last nine days of March, bringing the total number approved to more than 155,000, according to figures released Monday by the state Department of Human Services.



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