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Judge To Rule On Arkansas’ Same-Sex Marriage Ban Within Two Weeks

Apr 18, 2014 10:50am

LITTLE ROCK — A Pulaski County circuit judge said Thursday he will issue a ruling within two weeks in a challenge to Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriage.

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<p><strong>Blown Away</strong></p><p>At about 8:45 p.m. Sunday night, during a severe thunderstorm that passed through Booneville, the roof of the building on the west side of the intersection of Broadway and First Street was blown off and into Broadway, which is also Highway 23. Pieces of the debris carried through the front window at Crowley City Service and damaged two vehicles on the east side of the street. See this week’s print and web editions of the Democrat for a complete story.</p>

Blown Away

Apr 13, 2014 11:27pm

Blown Away

At about 8:45 p.m. Sunday night, during a severe thunderstorm that passed through Booneville, the roof of the building on the west side of the intersection of Broadway and First...

House Republicans Approve Budget Blueprint

Apr 12, 2014 5:05am

WASHINGTON — House Republicans last week approved a blueprint for balancing the budget in 10 years, mostly by cutting taxes, revamping social programs and making deep cuts in domestic spending....

Arkansas Voters Support Raising Minimum Wage, Split On Medical Marijuana

Apr 11, 2014 6:14pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansans overwhelmingly support raising the state minimum wage to $8.50 an hour but are evenly split on the issue of medical marijuana, according to a Talk Business-Hendrix College...

Disqualified Judicial Candidate Encouraged By Ruling On Lawyer Suspensions

Apr 11, 2014 5:07am

LITTLE ROCK — A Little Rock lawyer who was disqualified as a candidate for circuit judge in a controversial ruling last month said Thursday she was encouraged by a judge’s ruling this week that it...

Court Tosses Lincoln County Murder Conviction, Orders New Trial

Apr 11, 2014 5:06am

LITTLE ROCK — A Lincoln County man convicted of capital murder in the shooting death of his friend is entitled to a new trial because the state did not establish that the killing was premeditated...

Court Sides With Relatives Of Flood Victims On Definition Of ‘Malicious’

Apr 11, 2014 5:04am

LITTLE ROCK — The state Supreme Court on Thursday said relatives of 20 people who died in a 2010 flash flood at the Albert Pike Recreation Area are correct in their interpretation of the legal...

Report: Percentage Of Arkansas Children With Health Insurance Has Grown

Apr 10, 2014 5:06am

LITTLE ROCK — The percentage of Arkansas children who lack health insurance dropped from 8.8 percent in 2008 to 5.9 percent in 2012, the most recent year for which a percentage is available,...

Republican Attorney General Candidates Face Off In Debate

Apr 10, 2014 5:05am

LITTLE ROCK — The death penalty, open carry of handguns and abortion were among the issues discussed in a debate Wednesday between the three Republican candidates for state attorney general.


State Panel Approves Permanent Rules On Absentee Ballots

Apr 10, 2014 5:04am

LITTLE ROCK — The state Board of Election Commissioners voted Wednesday to approve proposed permanent rules on how absentee ballots should be handled under Arkansas’ new voter ID law.


Secretary Of State Asks For Dismissal From Judge’s Petition

Apr 10, 2014 5:03am

LITTLE ROCK — Secretary of State Mark Martin asked Wednesday to be dismissed from a Faulkner County circuit judge’s petition seeking a declaration by the state Supreme Court that the judge is...

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