Attorneys for a group of same-sex couples are asking a judge to clarify that he intended to strike down all Arkansas laws prohibiting same-sex marriage when he voided the state's ban last week.
The attorneys on Thursday asked Circuit Judge Chris Piazza to expand his ruling, a day after the state's highest court noted that a law prohibiting clerks from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples was still in effect.
Justices have declined to stay Piazza's ruling, which struck down a 2004 constitutional amendment and a 1997 law defining marriage as between a man and a woman.
Arkansas is no longer allowing gay couples to be listed as the parents on birth certificates after the state's high court said a prohibition on same-sex marriage licenses is still in effect.
A spokeswoman for the Arkansas Department of Health said Thursday it would no longer alter birth certificates for same-sex couples who sought to both be listed as parents after a judge voided the state's gay marriage ban.
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has been selected for a $1 million endowment to support scholarships for nontraditional college students who want to return to school to finish their education.
The Bernard Osher Foundation of San Francisco selected UALR for the endowment - the only institution in Arkansas to offer the Osher Re-Entry Scholars Program.
The third National Climate Assessment was released last week and the congressionally mandated research, compiled by 13 agencies and 240 scientists, concludes a warming climate is and will be having negative consequences for Arkansas.
Jerry Hatfield, a director at the USDA’s National Lab for Agriculture and the Environment, said the effects aren’t just on personal comfort levels.
The Arkansas Supreme Court says judicial candidates whose licenses were suspended for late payment of annual dues are eligible for the ballot.
State law requires that someone be a licensed attorney for six years before becoming eligible for a judgeship. In a series of rulings Wednesday, the high court said that a temporary suspension for late payment of dues isn't enough to disqualify a candidate from the ballot.
The Arkansas Supreme Court has tossed out a judge's ruling striking down the state's voter ID law, but stopped short of ruling on the constitutionality of the measure.
Justices on Wednesday vacated a Pulaski County judge's decision that the law violates Arkansas' constitution. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox had struck down the law in a case that had focused on how absentee ballots are handled under the law, but justices stayed his ruling while they considered an appeal.
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has been selected for a $1 million endowment that will support scholarships for non-traditional college students who want to return to school to finish their college education.
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is again asking the state's highest court to suspend a ruling striking down a gay marriage ban, saying it's led to "pervasive" confusion among county clerks.
McDaniel's office on Wednesday told the Arkansas Supreme Court that the stay of Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza's ruling against the gay marriage ban is needed because some clerks have been issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
About 400 licenses have been issued so far, mostly in Pulaski and Washington counties.