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3 hrs ago | Washington Times

Opponents say 12-week abortion ban won't stand

Arkansas is trying to overturn 40 years of court precedent that abortion is legal until the point a fetus can live outside the womb, opponents of a state law that would ban the procedure 12 weeks into a pregnancy argued Thursday.


Related Topix: Abortion, US News, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

7 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

Broadband monopolies: A fight with broad benefits

Here's a story that resonates in Arkansas from the Center for Public Integrity .


Related Topix: Integrity, Cable & Satellite, Comcast

9 hrs ago | FOX16

Funding Announced for Arkansas Fire Departments

Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman today announced that two Arkansas fire departments will receive nearly $350,000 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Fire

12 hrs ago | Merced Sun-Star

Ann McFeatters: Head-spinning decisions, pols never stop

WASHINGTON i 1 2 It used to be, a few weeks ago, that as an adult you were responsible for making big, personal decisions: Do you want to marry? If so, whom? Do you want children? Where do you want to live? What do you want to do to support yourself? Whom do you want to vote for to be president? It's not just whether or not you believe states ... (more)


Related Topix: Marijuana, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Immigration Reform, Rick Perry, US Governors

16 hrs ago | NWAonline

Richardson to headline benefit for camp

The Arkansas Support Network Summer Gala: An Evening With Nolan Richardson, scheduled for July 25 at the Fayetteville Town Center, will benefit the nonprofit organization's KidsClub.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, University of Arkansas, Springdale, AR, Siloam Springs, AR

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The City Wire

Parker named to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Gov. Mike Beebe has named Andrew Parker of Little Rock as the newest commissioner of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.


Related Topix: Mike Beebe, US Governors, Little Rock, AR, Arkansas State University, State University, AR, Jonesboro, AR

Deseret News

Do poor neighborhoods get worse before they get better? After looking at the data, we sure hope so.

William Reed looks over a book of drawing he made, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, in Cleveland.


The Batavian

Batavia, Arkansas, is nestled in the Ozarks, at least what's left of it

This is the last in a series of articles about the other communities, located east of the Rocky Mountains, that are named "Batavia."



Legislative panel rejects $460,000 for ex-inmate

A legislative subcommittee Tuesday rejected a $460,000 Claims Commission award to a former Clark County man who served more than 11 years in prison before a special prosecutor dropped the charges against him.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law

Arkansas Times

Innovation in health care under Obamacare includes single-payer experiment

Cheryl Smith , recruited from Utah to run Arkansas's health insurance marketplace, told legislators yesterday that they sky was the limit the state could take on seeking waivers for "innovative" ways to deliver coverage under the Affordable Care Act.


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


Obama heads to Texas to address immigration crisis

But the trip has come under criticism from Republicans and some Democrats because, while it includes a Democratic Party fundraising event, it doesn't stop at the border area where the flood of immigrants cross illegally into the United States.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, John Cornyn, Texas Government, Texas, Arkansas Government

Tue Jul 08, 2014

KSLA-TV Shreveport

Federal disaster aid sought for Arkansas counties

Members of Arkansas' congressional delegation are asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture for federal disaster assistance for farmers and ranchers affected by flooding.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Mike Beebe, US Governors

The City Wire

The Compass Report: Two of Arkansas' three metro areas stable, growing

Economic conditions in two of Arkansas' three largest metro areas continue to be stable or improving, with central Arkansas - the state's largest metro - continuing to show signs of weakness that began in the first quarter of 2013, according to The Compass Report's analysis of first quarter 2014 data.


Related Topix: Fort Smith, AR

Fayetteville Flyer

Retail growler fills begin in Arkansas

Arkansas residents have a new option for purchasing fresh beer straight from the keg, and local brewers have a new way to compete.


Related Topix: Beer, Drink, Fayetteville, AR, Springdale, AR

The City Wire

Engineering work needed for $350 million I-49 Arkansas River bridge

Ed Thicksten believes building the Interstate 49 bridge and connection between Alma and Barling is a "cornerstone" part of system, and the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department is sticking with a preliminary and conservative estimate that the 15-mile connection will cost $350 million.


Related Topix: Alma, AR, Barling, AR, Fort Smith, AR

The Fresno Bee

Understanding the difference between curriculum and standards

Fanning the firestorm over Common Core State Standards is the fear that by adopting common standards, states are signing onto a national curriculum and thus undermining the decisions of local school boards and educators.


Daily Kos

AR-Sen: The GOP Is Worried Tom Cotton (R) Will Fall Flat On The Campaign Trail

So it sounds like the GOP is starting to have second thoughts about their big star candidate of the 2014 election cycle: Republicans from Washington to Little Rock are privately distressed that Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., - a candidate once hailed as their most talented U.S. Senate recruit of the cycle - has lost his luster in his challenge to ... (more)


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

Mon Jul 07, 2014

USA Today

Sen. Pryor's parents to hit Arkansas campaign trailSen. Pryor's...

Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., left, campaigns with his father, former Arkansas governor and U.S. senator David Pryor.


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


Correction: Ballot Measures-Arkansas story

In a story July 3 about the deadline to submit petitions for ballot measures, The Associated Press reported erroneously that alcohol sales are illegal in 35 of the state's counties.


Related Topix: Little Rock, AR, Marijuana, Arkansas County, AR, Science / Technology


Hillary Clinton Speaks Out On Her Defense Of Accused Rapist

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton responded to critics of her successful legal defense of an accused rapist in 1975, explaining that while she requested to be removed from the case, she had a professional responsibility to represent the client.


Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Belgium


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