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State Supreme Court Upholds Lethal-Injection Law

Jun 24, 2016 10:04am

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ lethal-injection law is constitutional, a divided state Supreme Court said Thursday in a decision overturning a Pulaski County circuit judge’s ruling that partially struck...

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<p>Mack Jenkins, left, and Andy Barbee of the Council of State Governments Justice Center testify Wednesday before the Legislative Criminal Justice Oversight Task Force on the results of their research into prison overcrowding in Arkansas. (John Lyon photo)</p>

Researcher: Probation, Parole System Needs More Resources

Jun 23, 2016 10:14am

LITTLE ROCK — Devoting increased resources to the state’s probation and parole system could have a significant impact on prison overcrowding, a researcher told a legislative task force Wednesday...

<p>Former U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican John Boozman, speaks Wednesday to the Political Animals Club in Little Rock. (John Lyon photo)</p>

Eldridge: Would Have Voted To Ban Gun Sales To People On Terror Watch List

Updated: Jun 23, 2016 10:14am

LITTLE ROCK — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Conner Eldridge said Wednesday that if he were a senator he would have voted for a proposal to ban gun sales to suspected terrorists.

Eldridge...

Boozman Submits Veterans’ Oral Histories To Library Of Congress

Jun 22, 2016 10:31am

LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Sen. John Boozman on Tuesday submitted a collection of Arkansas veterans’ oral histories to the Library of Congress for...

Pulaski County Employee Accused Of Stealing More Than $240,000

Jun 22, 2016 10:31am

LITTLE ROCK — A Pulaski County employee was arrested Tuesday in connection with the alleged theft of more than $240,000, authorities said.

Officers with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office...

<p>Supporters of a proposed ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana in Arkansas watch as paperwork is signed in the secretary of state’s office Monday. The group Arkansans for Compassionate Care delivered more than 100,000 signatures to the office in boxes labeled “Cannabis is medicine!” (John Lyon photo)</p>

Group Submits Signatures In Support Of Medical-Marijuana Proposal

Jun 21, 2016 11:43am

LITTLE ROCK — Supporters of a proposed initiated act to legalize medical marijuana in Arkansas submitted what they said were 117,469 signatures to the Secretary of State’s Office and called on the...

Private Company Acquires State’s In-home Care Program For $39 Million

Jun 21, 2016 11:13am

LITTLE ROCK — The state Department of Health said Monday it has signed an agreement with a private company to acquire the agency’s in-home health-care operations for $39 million.

The...

<p>Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman, left, is facing a re-election challenge from Democrat Conner Eldridge.</p>

Boozman, Eldridge Clash On Gun Control, Trump

Jun 19, 2016 5:05am

LITTLE ROCK — Democrat Conner Eldridge is challenging Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman to support gun control in the aftermath of last week’s mass shooting in Florida and has found a way to link...

<p>From left, Michelle Snortland, branch chief of the state Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program, state Department of Health Chief Medical Officer Gary Wheeler and state Rep. Mark Lowery, R-Maumelle, chat Friday after a meeting of the Arkansas Legislative Council. (John Lyon photo)</p>

Panel Delays Action On ‘Conscience Clause,’ Rejects Help Line For Smokers

Jun 18, 2016 5:09am

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Legislative Council on Friday sent a proposed “conscience clause” for counselors back to a subcommittee for more discussion.

The panel also voted against renewing...

Ethics Panel Dismisses Complaint Against Sebastian County Official

Jun 18, 2016 5:06am

LITTLE ROCK — The state Ethics Commission on Friday dismissed a complaint against Sebastian County Human Resources Director Steve Hotz, saying it found no evidence that he violated ethics laws...

<p>Larry Walther, left, director of the state Department of Finance and Administration, and Bishop Woosley, director of the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, testify before a legislative oversight committee Thursday. (John Lyon photo)</p>

Lottery Vendor To Refund State $760,000

Jun 17, 2016 5:08am

LITTLE ROCK — A consulting firm hired by the state lottery will voluntarily return to the lottery more than three-quarters of a million dollars in incentive compensation, a legislative panel was...

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