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Court Affirms Class-Action Status For Cigarette Lawsuit

Feb 27, 2015 1:36pm

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed class-action status for a lawsuit alleging that cigarette maker Philip Morris violated the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act by...

Court: Western Arkansas School Districts Can Challenge DHS Rule

Feb 27, 2015 1:34pm

LITTLE ROCK — A lawsuit by the Fort Smith, Greenwood and Van Buren school districts challenging a state Department of Human Services rule can proceed, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

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The Thieves In ‘Focus’ Churn Through Heists Charmingly, Even If Early Thrills Fade

Feb 27, 2015 6:05am

The con artist tale “Focus” is witty, charming and so sexy it makes “Fifty Shades of Grey” feel like a two-hour cold shower.

Well, technically “Fifty Shades of Grey” makes “Fifty Shades of...

Rutledge Testifies Against Proposed EPA Rules

Updated: Feb 27, 2015 1:33pm

WASHINGTON — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge told a House panel on Thursday that the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing new regulations - beyond its authority - that would do...

Senate Breaks Impasse On DHS Funding

Feb 26, 2015 1:11pm

WASHINGTON - The Senate on Wednesday began to move past an impasse over President Obama’s executive orders on immigration that have threatened a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland...

Senate Panel Advances Bill To End Death Penalty In Arkansas

Feb 26, 2015 1:00pm

LITTLE ROCK — A bill to abolish the death penalty in Arkansas received a “do pass” recommendation Wednesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Senate Bill 298 by Sen. David Burnett, D-...

Group Opposes Abortion Restriction Signed Into Law By Governor

Feb 26, 2015 12:58pm

LITTLE ROCK — Planned Parenthood of the Heartland said Wednesday it was “extremely disappointed” that Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed into law a bill to require that a doctor be physically present when...

Conscience Bill Stalls

Feb 26, 2015 12:56pm

LITTLE ROCK — A controversial bill aimed at “conscience protection” was derailed Wednesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee when it fell short of the number of votes needed to advance to the...

Joshua Leon McClanahan

Feb 26, 2015 12:47pm

Joshua Leon McClanahan

Joshua Leon McClanahan, 16, of Booneville, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 in Booneville. He was born Dec. 27, 1998 in Fort Smith to Leslie Green Staab and Jason...

Bill To Abolish Lottery Commission Goes To Governor

Feb 25, 2015 12:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas House on Tuesday gave final passage and sent to the governor a bill that would abolish the nine-member state Lottery Commission and make the state lottery part of the...