Arkansas Politics

Arkansas Politics

Family of slain ex-Arkansas lawmaker “sickened” by arrest

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The family of a former Arkansas state senator who was found dead outside of her home says it is...
Bernie Sanders urges Walmart to boost ‘starvation wages’

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ROGERS, Ark. (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Wednesday told Walmart Inc shareholders and top executives that the world’s largest retailer...
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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8pMdu6bFKo&w=560&h=315] A former Marine from Mena is working with lawmakers in Washington on legislation that would allow veterans who served in Thailand during the...
Former Arkansas lawmaker gets jail sentence in theft case

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ASHDOWN, Ark. (AP) — A former state lawmaker in Arkansas has been sentenced to four months in jail after pleading guilty to a theft...
Son of Arkansas governor arrested on DWI charge

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ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — The son of Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has been arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Police say William Asa Hutchinson...
Arkansas governor releases plan to expand broadband access

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ governor has released a plan to expand access to high-speed broadband communities with more than 500 residents by...
Little Rock leaders eye $2.1 million cut in spending

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Leaders in Little Rock have delayed a decision on Mayor Frank Scott Jr.’s proposal to cut the city’s expenditures...
Expert: Chinese trade, bad weather hurt Arkansas’ pecan crop

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An academic says Chinese tariffs and bad weather during harvest season have hurt Arkansas’ pecan industry. Pecans are the state’s...
Testimony ends in trial over state's use of execution drug

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LITTLE ROCK -- A federal trial to consider the legality of Arkansas' use of a sedative in executions ended Thursday without a ruling from...
Arkansas governor names 3 to state judge posts

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has named three people to state judge posts. Hutchinson on Wednesday named Gunner DeLay to the...