Arkansas AG approves wording of redistricting ballot measure

Arkansas' attorney general has approved the wording of a proposal to change how congressional and state legislative districts are redrawn
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Arkansas panel backs bill raising minimum smoking age to 21

An Arkansas panel has endorsed a proposal to increase the state's minimum age for using and purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21
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Arkansas grapples with ethics cleanup amid federal probes

Arkansas has had its share of notable corruption cases over the years, but a flurry of cases in the past two years has shocked even the most jaded veterans of t
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Family of Little Rock police shooting victim to hire lawyer

The mother of a 30-year-old man who was shot and killed by a Little Rock police officer during a traffic stop says she plans to hire an attorney
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Little Rock officer fatally shoots driver after traffic stop

Authorities say a Little Rock police officer fatally shot a person after a traffic stop on Friday
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Arkansas Racing Commission approves new rules for casinos

The Arkansas Racing Commission has approved regulations for the state's new casinos, including one that could affect plans for a casino in Pope County
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Arkansas bill would automatically seal some criminal records

An Arkansas lawmaker is proposing that some non-violent offenders be allowed to have their criminal records automatically sealed, a move backed by a coalition t
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Newspaper appeals decision to let Israeli boycott law stand

An Arkansas newspaper is asking a federal appeals court to revive its lawsuit challenging the state's requirement that government contractors pledge to not boyc
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Arkansas panel approves rules for use of herbicide dicamba

An Arkansas panel has adopted a plan to allow restricted use of an herbicide banned in the wake of complaints that it drifted onto crops and caused damage
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Arkansas Senate panel OKs funding plan for state roads

An Arkansas Senate panel has advanced a proposal to raise gas taxes and tap into expected casino revenue to increase funding for the state's highways
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Arkansas bill would put limits on last meals for condemned

An Arkansas lawmaker is proposing that the last meal for death row inmates be limited to the same food choices that are available to other prisoners on the day
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Arkansas Senate passes plan to replace US Capitol statues

The Arkansas Senate has approved a plan to replace the state's two statues at the U.S. Capitol with ones depicting singer Johnny Cash and civil rights leader Da
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Police: 79 guns stolen at northwest Arkansas hardware store

Police say more than 70 guns have been stolen from a hardware store in northwest Arkansas
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Arkansas governor set to sign teacher pay raise legislation

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is scheduled to sign into law a bill that would raise the minimum for teacher salaries in the state by $4,000 over the next four ye
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Suspect sought following Arkansas officer-involved shooting

Authorities in Arkansas are looking for an armed suspect who exchanged gunfire with a police officer in Little Rock
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Judge asked to reconsider pass for indicted ex-lawmaker

A federal prosecutor is asking a judge to reconsider allowing indicted former Arkansas state Sen. Gilbert Baker a more than two-day pass from a substance-abuse
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Arkansas asked to reconsider ruling on LGBT rights measure

An Arkansas city and LGBT rights advocates are asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling that blocked the city from enforcing an ordinance banning
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Nearly 8,900 don't meet Arkansas Medicaid work requirement

Arkansas officials say nearly 8,900 people didn't meet a work requirement for the state's Medicaid expansion in January and could lose coverage if they don't co
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Arkansas House gives final OK to $97M tax cut plan

The Arkansas House has given final approval to the Republican governor's $97 million plan to cut the state's top income tax rate
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Arkansas lawmakers send governor 'triggered' abortion ban

Arkansas lawmakers have sent the governor legislation that would ban abortions in the state if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its landmark 1973 ruling legaliz
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Kansas' abortion uncertainty fuels response to New York law

Kansas abortion opponents are as eager as ever to impose new restrictions but stymied by an uncertain state legal climate, so they're focusing on condemning New
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Arkansas House backs resolution on no-permit gun carrying

The Arkansas House has approved a non-binding resolution that says carrying a firearm without a permit is legal in the state
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Little Rock diocese adds 2 names to clergy sex abuse list

The Diocese of Little Rock says it's identified two more clergy who served in Arkansas and have had "credible" allegations against them of sexually abusing mino
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HUD awards more than $4 million in grants to Arkansas

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced $4.1 million in grants to support homeless programs across Arkansas
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