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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.