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Talk Business Arkansas
12:33 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Hutchinson Talks Politics And Guns With Talk Business Arkansas

Asa Hutchinson

In an interview with Talk Business Arkansas, Republican Asa Hutchinson, the GOP’s frontrunner in the 2014 race for governor, says he likes his chances of winning this time around.

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Lethal Injection Drugs
8:12 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Judge To Hold Hearing For Arkansas Death Row Inmates

 

A hearing is planned in the case of six death row inmates who want the Arkansas Department of Correction to provide documents about lethal injection drugs. 

The hearing is scheduled for Monday morning in Pulaski County. Attorney Jeff Rosenzweig filed a lawsuit last week asking a judge to order the correction department to release the records under the Freedom of Information Act. The inmates are seeking documents containing information about the origin, history and quality of lethal injection drugs.

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Amtrak In Hope
6:06 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Amtrak Selling Tickets For Hope Service

Amtrak train.

Amtrak says it is selling tickets for its new service in Hope. The stop at the hometown of former President Bill Clinton begins April 4. 

Local officials are planning a ceremony to mark the service later in the spring. The westbound Texas Eagle is to depart Hope daily at 5:09 a.m. with stops in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio. The eastbound train will leave at 9:18 p.m. daily with stops in Little Rock, St. Louis and Chicago.

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High Winds And Power Outages
6:05 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Rough Winds Cross Arkansas, Knock Out Power

A weather system that brought snow to far northwest Arkansas left behind an air mass that powered winds strong enough to cause more than 25 hundred power outages across the state. 

The National Weather Service said Sunday that Little Rock had the highest recorded gust at 47 miles per hour. Gusts of 44 miles per hour were recorded in Pine Bluff, 43 miles per hour in Stuttgart, and Russellville had gusts clocked at 41 miles per hour.

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Beebe On Immigration
6:02 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Arkansas Governor Doesn't Oppose In-state Tuition Bill For Immigrants

Governor Mike Beebe of Arkansas.

An Arkansas legislative panel could soon weigh in on a plan to extend less expensive in-state tuition rates to some students who came to the U.S. illegally as children. And the measure may now have a better chance of passing. 

A spokesman for Democratic Governor Mike Beebe says the governor's not opposed to the proposal, despite concerns about it violating federal law. That marks a change for Beebe, who issued a legal opinion as the state's top attorney that helped kill a similar proposal in 2005. Beebe had said the measure violated a 1996 federal law.

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Local & Regional News
10:37 pm
Sun March 24, 2013

What's Next For Newly-Passed Abortion Laws In Arkansas?

Some Arkansans are demanding accountability from state lawmakers, and this past weekend they turned out in hundreds to protest recently passed legislation. Protesters gathered at the capitol to express disapproval of newly-passed reproductive laws in Arkansas.

Signs saying things like “may the choice be with you” and “mind your business” floated high above the crowd. Arkansans attended the rally at the capitol this Saturday, they say, in support of women’s rights and, as many protesters noted, human rights in general.

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Arkansas Business News
2:36 pm
Sun March 24, 2013

New Technology Helps Raise Funds For Arkansas Community Projects, Businesses

Little Rock Urban Farming is trying to raise $10,000 to increase efficiency and profitability on the farm.

A new online technology is helping Arkansans fund community projects and local business efforts.

The technology is called crowdsourcing, and it’s a method in which funds for local projects are raised through a large online network of people who want the projects to be successful. Small contributions by many people end up translating into lots of money.

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Protest at Arkansas Capitol
4:14 pm
Sat March 23, 2013

Slideshow: "War on Women" Protest at Arkansas Capitol

War on Women Protest at Arkansas Capitol on March 23, 2013
Maggie Carroll

At a protest at the state capitol Saturday, many Arkansans spoke out against what they call the passing of extreme reproductive laws in Arkansas.

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Local & Regional News
8:36 am
Sat March 23, 2013

Legislature Gets Beebe Draft Of Medicaid Bill

Governor Beebe met House Speaker Davy Carter’s deadline of Friday to submit a draft of legislation to   expand Medicaid to about 250-thousand more residents.

Both the Speaker and the Governor’s office call the rough draft just a "framework" for the bill they hope to eventually hammer out.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports it calls for establishing an Access Assurance Program—a system for diverting to private insurance companies the new Medicaid money that will flow to the state next year as part of the Affordable Care Act.          

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Protest at Arkansas Capitol
7:18 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

More than 1,400 Expected at Women's Rights Protest at Arkansas Capitol

An image taken from the group's Facebook page.

Organizers say more than 1,400 people are expected to attend a protest at the Arkansas Capitol on Saturday, March 23, at 3 p.m.

Here is a press release on the event:

PROTEST AT THE ARKANSAS CAPITOL

For information contact:

Jaime Goswick {Jaime.Goswick@gmail.com} 479-414-1413

Donna Shade {shadedonna@gmail.com} 870-208-6542

PROTEST SPEAKERS MANIFEST VARIED PERSPECTIVES, SHARED RESOLVE

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