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Scalia Discusses Constitution, Government Structure In Fort Smith

Feb 27, 2015 1:41pm

Addressing a crowd of more than 2,500 in Fort Smith Thursday, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia attempted to explain his commitment to the “real Constitution,”

“The Constitution...

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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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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...

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...

Panel Rejects Bill To Ban Hand-Held Cell Phone Use While Driving

Feb 25, 2015 12:11pm

LITTLE ROCK — A bill to outlaw use of a hand-held cell phone while driving failed to advance out of a House committee Tuesday.

The House Public Transportation Committee rejected House Bill...

Bill On Religious Expression In Schools Stalls In Committee

Feb 25, 2015 12:06pm

LITTLE ROCK — A bill to bar public schools from prohibiting students’ free expression of religion and religious viewpoints failed to clear a House committee Tuesday.

The House Education...

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