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Convicted murderer missing again from Arkansas prison

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A convicted murderer who escaped from prison in 2009 while wearing a guard uniform is missing and may have escaped again, Arkansas prison officials said Monday. The Arkansas Department of Corrections said Calvin Adams, 49,... Full story

 

Ginsburg: Work on court 'saved me' during cancer treatment

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Tuesday night that her work on the bench saved her during her cancer treatments, as the judge was given a rock-star reception in the home state of the president who...

 

Former VA pathologist charged in deaths of 3 patients

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A pathologist fired from an Arkansas veterans hospital after officials said he had been impaired while on duty was charged Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of three patients who authorities say he misdiag...

 

Eye surgery law sparks unusually public dispute in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As an optometrist in the small Arkansas town of Osceola, Dr. Matthew Jones must tell patients several times a week to seek treatment elsewhere — sometimes as far as an hour away — for procedures he says he's fully...

 

Judge temporarily blocks new Arkansas anti-abortion laws

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge blocked three new abortion restrictions in Arkansas minutes before they were set to take effect Wednesday, including a measure that opponents say would likely force the state's only surgical abortion clinic...

 

Lawsuit filed challenging Arkansas' 18-week abortion ban

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Abortion rights supporters on Wednesday challenged an Arkansas law banning the procedure 18 weeks into a woman's pregnancy and another requirement that they say would likely force the closure of the state's only surgical...

 

GOP lawmakers create hurdles for citizen ballot initiatives

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas voters have been active in recent years, passing ballot initiatives that legalized medical marijuana, raised the minimum wage and expanded casino gambling. That hasn't gone over well with Republicans. Arkansas'...

 

Record floods breach Arkansas levee, overtop 2 in Missouri

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Relentless flooding in the central U.S. Friday inundated communities and damaged or spilled over levees on three major rivers in two states. The fast-flowing Arkansas River smashed a 40-foot (12-meter) hole in a levee in...

 

Arkansas Senate OKs new requirement for abortion doctors

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Senators in Arkansas approved a measure Thursday that imposes a new requirement on doctors who perform abortions, the latest in a series of restrictions on the procedure in the state that are moving quickly through the...

 

Arkansas Senate votes to require 'abortion reversal' notices

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Senate voted Thursday to require doctors give written notice to women undergoing drug-induced abortions that the procedure can be halted halfway, a claim that medical groups say isn't backed up by science. The...

 

Arkansas lawmaker's plan tightens abortion ban to 18 weeks

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker in Arkansas, which has some of the strictest abortion prohibitions in the country, wants the state to go even further with a measure that would prohibit the procedure 18 weeks into a pregnancy. The...

 

Arkansas bill would ban abortion if Roe ruling overturned

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas lawmaker filed legislation Tuesday that would trigger an abortion ban in the state if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its landmark 1973 decision that legalized the procedure across the nation. The proposal...

 

Arkansas moves closer toward launching medical pot program

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas panel on Wednesday named 32 companies it intends to license to sell medical marijuana, two years after voters approved its legalization and following a series of delays that have frustrated patients and advocate...

 

Arkansas lawmakers eye more abortion restriction next year

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' predominantly Republican Legislature is preparing to take up new abortion restrictions when lawmakers convene next month, even as the state's past efforts to restrict the procedure remain caught up in legal...

 

Arkansas' capital city elects black mayor for first time

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A banking executive and former highway commissioner won Tuesday's runoff for Little Rock mayor, becoming the first African-American elected to lead Arkansas' capital six decades after it was the center of a school...

 

12K have lost Arkansas Medicaid coverage over work rule

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas removed more than 12,000 people from its expanded Medicaid program over the past three months for not complying with a new work requirement, the state said Thursday. Another 6,000 are at risk of losing coverage by...

 

Arkansas justice says she voted against raise request

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas Supreme Court justice suing to block a Washington-based group's attacks against her said Wednesday that she voted against requesting a pay raise for her and other members of the court, contrary to what the...

 

Arkansas drops 4,100 more from Medicaid over work rule

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has nearly doubled the number of people removed from its expanded Medicaid program for not meeting a new work requirement, state officials said Monday, with more than 4,100 losing their health insurance under the...

 

State supreme court battles mirror the fight over Kavanaugh

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — It's not just the U.S. Supreme Court. The bitterly partisan fight over President Donald Trump's nominee for the nation's highest court, and the questions it has raised about the judiciary's independence, mirror what voters...

 

O'Malley: Voters want to hear more about issues than Trump

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O'Malley said Tuesday that voters in this year's midterm election want to hear more about "kitchen table" economic issues like health care and college costs than they do about...

 

Arkansas casino legalization proposal approved for ballot

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A casino legalization proposal that two Native American tribes have each contributed more than $1 million to support was approved Wednesday to appear on the Arkansas ballot in November. Secretary of State Mark Martin's offi...

 

Arkansas abortion pills restriction remains on hold

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal appeals court won't allow Arkansas to enforce a law that critics say would make the state the first in the U.S. to effectively ban abortion pills. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday denied a...

 

Church group's opposition stuns advocates of 'tort reform'

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — So-called tort reform has been an easy sell in states controlled by Republicans, and backers of a lawsuit-limiting proposal on the ballot in Arkansas this fall expected little trouble winning passage until they ran into a s...

 

Judge seeks end to ethics case over death penalty protest

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An effort to sanction an Arkansas judge who participated in a death penalty demonstration the same day he blocked the use of an execution drug has more to do with displeasure at the sight of his protest than any ethical...

 

Concern in Arkansas town highlights trade fears in US states

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) — A Chinese company's announcement two years ago that it would spend more than $1 billion and hire hundreds of workers for a paper mill on the outskirts of this rural college town was seen as a much-needed shot in the arm...

 

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