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11:23 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Speaker Davy Carter To Ask For Insurance Special Session

File photo of House Speaker Davy Carter.
Credit Nathan Vandiver / KUAR

House Speaker Davy Carter (R-Cabot) isn’t a lame-duck speaker just yet.

In an interview with Talk Business & Politics, airing Monday night on KUAR, Carter said he’ll fight a potential impeachment push regarding the same-sex marriage legal controversy and he said he will ask Gov. Mike Beebe to call a special session soon to fix school insurance plans.

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11:06 am
Mon May 19, 2014

US Senator Boozman Of Arkansas Eager To Return To Work

A spokesman for U.S. Sen. John Boozman says the Arkansas lawmaker is eager to return to work following heart surgery, but that it may take several more weeks before he is fully recovered.

The 63-year-old Republican underwent emergency heart surgery April 22 after being rushed to the emergency room. The procedure was to repair a tear in his aorta after being diagnosed with an acute aortic dissection.

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8:40 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Lea, Yang Vying For GOP Nod For Auditor

The two candidates seeking the Republican nomination for state auditor are touting their background and experience as they run for an office responsible for writing the state's checks and best known for helping Arkansans reunite with unclaimed property.

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8:30 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Arkansas Students Graduate Amid Tornado Recovery

Less than a month after a deadly tornado outbreak devastated their community, more than 200 students graduated from high school in Vilonia.

The Log Cabin Democrat reports that 209 seniors graduated during a ceremony Saturday on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas.

Last month's storms that tore across the state killing 15 people were not far from the students' minds.

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6:14 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Segregation Today: How Past Housing Policies Affected Little Rock's Racial Landscape

Downtown Little Rock c. 1958.
Credit Library of Congress Prints and Photographs

This month marks the 60th anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decision, initiating efforts to integrate schools around the country and especially in the American South where black and white children received largely unequal opportunities for education.

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5:30 pm
Sat May 17, 2014

AMPUTEES - KUAR Short Version

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yesterday today & tomorrow
5:20 pm
Sat May 17, 2014

Amputees

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Local & Regional News
4:38 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Arkansas Supreme Court Suspends Gay Marriage Ruling

Same-sex couples lined up Monday in the Pulaski County Courthouse to get marriage licenses.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

Arkansas' highest court has suspended a judge's ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban, halting the distribution of licenses that have been issued to hundreds of gay couples.

The state Supreme Court on Friday granted a request to suspend Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza's decision voiding a 2004 constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman. Piazza last week struck down the ban, but expanded that ruling on Thursday to include all state laws preventing gay couples from marrying.

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4:03 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Police Shoot Man With Ax At Brinkley bank

Police in Brinkley say an officer shot a man who carried an ax to a local bank.

The Friday incident occurred at the Bank of Brinkley, where police say the man had uttered a threat earlier in the day.

When the man went back to the bank and brought an ax, officers first used an electric stun gun on him, but were unable to subdue him. Little Rock television station KATV reports that's when the officer fired.

Local & Regional News
2:36 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Ex-Saline County Sheriff Arrested On Felony Charges

Former Saline County Sheriff Bruce Pennington and two former sheriff's employees are facing felony charges.

Court documents filed Friday show Pennington and former office worker Jo Nell Mallory charged with felony abuse of public trust and theft of property. Investigators allege they stole money and had work done at their homes in exchange for dismissing fines or community service sentences.

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