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3:00 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Arkansas GOP Granted Inclusion in Defense of Absentee-Voter ID Rule

Pulaski County Courthouse
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The state Republican Party is being allowed to intervene in a lawsuit defending ID rules for absentee voters. The decision came Monday morning after a ruling by Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox.

The state Board of Election Commissioners created a rule in February allowing absentee voters additional time to show ID if they failed to include a copy. The elections commission in Pulaski County has challenged the state board’s authority to craft the rule saying only the legislature can make such a provision.

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2:03 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

The Beatles Photographs, Tribute Concerts, And Yellow Submarine In Argenta Arts District

Beatles performed at "Ed Sullivan Show" in February of 1964.
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To celebrate the 50th year of the Beatles' first trip to America, the Argenta Arts Foundation is holding a week-long event April 11th-through 19th in North Little Rock.

The foundation is partnering with Retro Image Archive to present some never-before-seen photographs of one of the world’s most popular bands.

The Beatles’ photographs will be on display at various venues on Main St. in North Little Rock.

The event will also include night time Beatles tribute concerts and films.

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Local & Regional News
1:56 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

After Heavy Rains, Frigid Air In Store For Arkansas

After enduring a battering of torrential rains over the weekend, Arkansans may now have to bundle up as a cold front moves through the state bringing the likelihood of freezing weather Monday night. The state rarely feels temperatures drop below freezing in mid-April, according to National Weather Service Meteorologist Tabitha Clark, who says a cold front moving in from Canada is causing the mercury in the thermometer to drop.

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Local & Regional News
9:17 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Cotton Calls For Debates With Pryor In Senate Race

Tom Cotton
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U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton is calling for a series of five debates with Sen. Mark Pryor as Cotton challenges Pryor in the U.S. Senate race.

Cotton - a Republican - said Sunday that he wants the debates in five different regions of the state and without moderators or panelists asking questions. Cotton called for opening and closing statements with he and Pryor - a Democrat - asking each other questions and giving rebuttals.

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Local & Regional News
9:04 am
Mon April 14, 2014

2 East Arkansas Schools Receive Federal Funds

Two schools in eastern Arkansas have received a combined $6 million in federal School Improvement Grant funds.

The Arkansas Department of Education announced Monday that Wonder Junior High School in West Memphis will receive $3.7 million over three years and Forrest City Junior High School will receive $2.4 million over two years.

Education Commissioner Tom Kimbrell says the federal grants will allow the schools to implement new programs to improve academic performance.

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Local & Regional News
8:29 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Hearing Set Over Arkansas Voter ID Lawsuit

A hearing is set in a lawsuit over how absentee ballots are handled under Arkansas' new voter ID law, five weeks ahead of the state's primary election.

The Arkansas Republican Party has asked a Pulaski County judge to allow it to help defend the state Board of Election Commissioners for adopting a rule that gives absentee voters additional time to show proof of ID. The Pulaski County Election Commission claimed in a lawsuit last month that the state panel overstepped its bounds with the new rule.

A hearing is set for 9 a.m. Monday in Pulaski County Circuit Court.

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5:36 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Judge Denies Martha Shoffner Request For Attorney

A federal judge has turned down a request by former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner for him to appoint her hand-picked lawyer to represent her in her appeal of her corruption convictions.

Shoffner was convicted last month on 14 bribery and extortion counts. She filed court papers saying her trial exhausted her financial resources and asked U.S. District Judge J. Leon Holmes to appoint one of her lawyers as a government-paid defender.

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5:02 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

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