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1 hr ago | 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.


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

5 hrs ago | CNN

Huckabee narrowly tops 3-straight 2016 Iowa GOP polls

All three surveys indicate there's no frontrunner in the very early hunt for the GOP presidential nomination in the state that votes first in the race for the White House.


Related Topix: Huckabee, Entertainment, Iowa, Television, US News, Arkansas Government, US Politics, Mike Huckabee, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

8 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

Arkansas Lottery Commission embraces keno, monitor games

A day after the Arkansas Lottery Legislative Oversight Committee passed a motion against the lottery adding video monitor games, the Arkansas Lottery Commission today approved adding the game s, which Lottery Director Bishop Woosley pitched as a way to reach to boost revenues for the flagging lottery.


Related Topix: Lottery, Arkansas Government, Little Rock, AR

10 hrs ago |

Cracking The Complex Code of Arkansas Politics

Arkansans are known for being predictably unpredictable at the ballot box. For candidates running for office in 2014, it makes things more complicated.


Related Topix: Arkansas Government

12 hrs ago | 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.


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

13 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

Mike Ross bests Asa Hutchinson in Arkansas governor race fundraising

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross on Tuesday reported besting the Republican candidates for Arkansas governor in fundraising last month, rebounding after his chief GOP rival had raised more money for two straight months.


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

15 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

Nate Powell's 'March' nominated for 2014 Eisner Awards

The Eisner Awards , given out an award ceremony on the last night of Comic-Con and often called the Oscars of the comic industry, announced their 2014 nominees this afternoon, and "March: Book One," the collaboration between North Little Rock native Nate Powell , Congressman John Lewis and co-writer Andrew Aydin , earned nods in three categories: ... (more)


Related Topix: Little Rock, AR, North Little Rock, AR, John Lewis, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Alexander, AR

19 hrs ago | NWAonline

Out of gate, lottery idea a bust for 12

Sen. Stephanie Flowers, D-Pine Bluff, said she's skeptical that the electronic monitor games will generate new customers for the lottery.


23 hrs ago | WKYC-TV Cleveland

Pilot Flying J investigation grinds on year after raidPilot Flying J...

A year to the day after federal agents conducted a very public raid on the Knoxville headquarters of Pilot Flying J, with 10 of the company's former sales officials awaiting sentencing on fraud charges, a big question still hangs in the air.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Apr 15, 2014

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


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.

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

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

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

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

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


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