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Arkansas DHS Director John Selig Offers Resignation

Oct 08, 2015 11:28am

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Department of Human Services Director John Selig will step down at the end of the year, the agency said Thursday.

Selig, 55, is the longest-serving director in DHS...

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Boozman, Cotton Call For Investigation Of Tissue Research

Oct 07, 2015 10:57am

LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton, both R-Ark., said Tuesday they have joined with more than 30 colleagues in signing a letter calling for an investigation of all fetal-tissue...

Rutledge Asks U.S. Supreme Court To Rule On 12-Week Abortion Ban

Oct 07, 2015 10:56am

LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Tuesday filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower-court ruling and find that an Arkansas law that would ban most...

Crawford Introduces Bill To Expand Trade Opportunities With Cuba

Oct 07, 2015 10:54am

LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro, introduced legislation Tuesday aimed at increasing trade opportunities with Cuba.

The bill, titled the Cuba Agricultural Exports Act,...

Hutchinson: Cuba Stalled In Time But Verging On Change

Oct 03, 2015 10:40am

LITTLE ROCK — In his first meeting with Arkansas reporters since returning from his trade mission to Cuba, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Friday he believes Cuba is “stalled in time” but is on the verge...

Court Allows Lawyer Formerly Linked To McDaniel Surrender License

Oct 02, 2015 5:03am

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday accepted the surrender of a law license by a Hot Springs lawyer whose past relationship with former Attorney General Dustin McDaniel led to...

Womack Only Member Of Arkansas Delegation To Vote For Stopgap Spending Measure

Oct 01, 2015 3:09pm

LITTLE ROCK — Legislation to avoid a government shutdown cleared the House and Senate on Wednesday with the support of only one member of Arkansas’ congressional delegation.

Rep. Steve...

UAMS Posts Patients’ Ratings Of Doctors

Oct 01, 2015 3:02pm

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences said Wednesday it is the first hospital in Arkansas, and one of the first in the nation, to post patients’ rankings of its doctors on...

State Needs New Prison, Sheriff Tells Task Force

Oct 01, 2015 3:01pm

LITTLE ROCK — Despite continuing efforts to reduce overcrowding, Arkansas needs to build a new prison, a sheriff told a legislative task force Wednesday.

The Legislative Criminal Justice...

Hutchinson Wants Arkansas ‘First In Line’ For Increased Trade With Cuba

Sep 30, 2015 11:07am

LITTLE ROCK — As the first American governor to visit Cuba since the U.S. reopened diplomatic relations with the island nation, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday he is seeking to put Arkansas “...

Inmates Ask Judge To Block Executions

Sep 30, 2015 11:00am

LITTLE ROCK — Eight Arkansas death-row inmates are seeking an injunction to block the state from carrying out their scheduled executions.

Attorney Jeff Rosenzweig filed an amended complaint...


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