Abortion rights advocates will be holding their 4th annual Reproductive Rights Rally Saturday on the steps of the Arkansas State Capitol.
Speakers will include Rabbi Berry Block of Temple B’nai and Adjoa Aiyetero, a professor of UALR's Bowen School of Law.
Ali Taylor, the 2014 rally chair, says they are gathering "to celebrate reproductive justice, the right to have children, the right not to have children, and the right to raise the children we have in safe and healthy environments."
A judge has rescheduled oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging Arkansas' new lethalinjection law.
The arguments were originally scheduled to be heard Friday in Pulaski County Circuit Court, but Judge Wendell Griffen delayed the proceedings until Feb. 14.
Nine death row inmates are suing the state over an execution law that legislators enacted last year. That new law came about after the state Supreme Court struck down the previous one in 2012, saying legislators had ceded too much control over execution procedures to correction officials.
State lawmakers met Thursday afternoon to discuss the development and future of Arkansas’s Private Option. The joint meeting of the Public Health, Welfare, and Labor Committees did not make any formal legislative actions but the discussion is significant as the February 10th Fiscal Session approaches.
Legislators will have to decide then whether or not to re-authorize funds for the program. The plan uses expanded eligibility and funds from the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act to purchase private insurance for nearly 250,000 low income Arkansans.
A Hot Springs attorney with whom Attorney General Dustin McDaniel admitted having an extramarital relationship has been arrested on a felony theft charge over a trailer reported stolen that was found at her home.
The Garland County Sheriff's Office on Thursday said 36-year-old Andrea Davis had been arrested that morning on a charge of felony theft by receiving property valued at more than $1,000. Davis has an initial court date scheduled for Jan. 28.
The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, in an archival broadcast from October 5th, 2013, which will air Saturday, January 18 from noon-4 on KLRE Classical 90.5.