Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed legislation giving Arkansas' Parks and Tourism Department control of War Memorial Stadium and renewed his call for the Arkansas Razorbacks to play football there each year.
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The Arkansas House of Representatives has passed a bill requiring the state's high school students to pass the U.S. naturalization test in order to receive their diploma.
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LITTLE ROCK — A state Senate committee has endorsed legislation requiring online retailers who don't collect Arkansas sales taxes to provide a list of purchases made by state residents.
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The National Rifle Association is dropping its support of a bill allowing concealed handguns on Arkansas college campuses after it was limited to people 25 and older who have gone through active shooter training.
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Arkansas State Police say Interstate 40 in western Arkansas is shut down following a fiery tractor-trailer accident that killed the driver of the semi that was carrying about 40,000 pounds of ammunition.
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Amazon says Arkansas prosecutors looking to obtain potential recordings from a slaying suspect's Amazon Echo smart speaker haven't established that their investigation is more important than a customer's...
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The Little Rock School District plans to ask taxpayers at a special election in May to extend 12.4 existing property tax mills for 14 years, to 2047, to finance a new high school and make other campus improvements.
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Five more companies will be among the Little Rock Technology Park tenants when it opens March 1, the park's executive director, Brent Birch, announced Tuesday.
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The Legislature's Joint Budget Committee on Tuesday endorsed an overhaul of the pay plan for about 25,000 full-time state workers that officials project will cost about $57 million in the fiscal year that starts July 1.
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Lawmakers in several states are considering requirements for doctors to inform women seeking medical abortions about an unproven procedure called "abortion reversal."
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An Arkansas Senate committee has advanced legislation that would allow people 25 and older to carry a concealed handgun on a college campus if they undergo certain training.
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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has formed a 15-member board that he says will look at ways to save costs in state government and identify ways to operate more efficiently.
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2/20/2017
A compromise struck between Gov. Asa Hutchinson and lawmakers would expand a plan allowing concealed handguns on college campuses to include some students and visitors, if they undergo training.
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2/20/2017
A report for health insurance plans covering Arkansas school and state employees in 2015 found they spent an average of about 31 percent more on obese employees or obese spouses than on others.
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2/20/2017
Oklahomans won't vote until next year on whether to legalize medical marijuana, but a state lawmaker has already introduced legislation that would set the framework if sales of the drug are approved.
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2/20/2017
Atlanta has been named one of three communities worldwide chosen for the Safer Roads Challenge, an initiative involving several companies aimed at finding solutions to traffic dangers.
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2/20/2017
Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA employees since 2009.
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2/20/2017
Satsuki Ina was born behind barbed wire in a prison camp during World War II, the daughter of U.S. citizens forced from their home and locked up for years following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.
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2/18/2017
A Republican legislator who wants to reinstate Arkansas' voter ID law has proposed adding a way for people who don't show identification to cast a provisional ballot if they sign a statement.
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2/17/2017
There is a lot of talk about "stop the violence" and, unfortunately, talk is all it really is. Few people are willing to admit this, but violence is money. Just talk There is a lot of talk about "stop the violence" and,...
2/16/2017
Also, the gov on an anti-immigrant bill, a bid to force Amazon to pay sales tax hits a snag and more. Quote of the Week: "You're looking at students who are granted authority to be in the university system. They're...
2/16/2017
Rasha Alzahabi is one of thousands of Arkansans whose families have been impacted by President Trump's travel ban. On Sunday, Jan. 29, a last-minute protest organized by opponents of President Trump's ban on travel from...
2/16/2017
It is Valentine's Day as The Observer writes this, the day of chocolates and lacy underthings past for you, but still the present for Yours Truly. It is Valentine's Day as The Observer writes this, the day of chocolates and lacy...
2/16/2017
Canopy NWA, a small Fayetteville nonprofit focused on refugee resettlement, sees its plans in jeopardy after Trump's executive order. While many Americans reacted with general shock at President Trump's Jan. 27 executive...
2/16/2017
Attorneys are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review an Arkansas ruling preventing married same-sex couples from getting the names of both spouses on their children's birth certificates without a court order.
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2/15/2017
An Arkansas Senate panel has advanced a bill requiring colleges and universities to allow concealed handguns on campus, rejecting a proposal that would have made school employees who want to carry firearms first receive...
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2/15/2017
An Arkansas Senate committee has advanced a proposed constitutional amendment that would ask voters to limit some attorneys' fees and punitive damages in court cases
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2/15/2017
The Arkansas House has voted to impose fines and prison time on doctors who perform abortions that are based solely on whether aa woman wants to have a boy or girl, moving the state closer toward adopting a "sex-selection"...
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2/14/2017
An effort to collect sales taxes in Arkansas from online retailers has failed before a House committee, days after Amazon announced it would begin collecting taxes on purchases in the state.
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2/14/2017
The Arkansas House has approved a measure requiring the state to suspend or revoke the license of abortion providers for any rule or law violation, a move that opponents say unfairly targets abortion providers.
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2/13/2017