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Early Voting Begins for Arkansas General Election

Early Voting Begins for Arkansas General Election

Early voting is beginning for Arkansas' general election, though the fate of a medical marijuana proposal being challenged before the state's highest court still remains unclear.
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Rulings Leave Unanswered Questions on Canvassers (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

By disqualifying proposals to legalize casinos and limit medical lawsuit damages from the November ballot, Arkansas' highest court punted on questions surrounding a state law aimed at keeping track of workers paid to gather signatures for initiatives.
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Eldridge Aims to Unseat Boozman in Arkansas US Senate Race

Republican Sen. John Boozman's fight against Democratic challenger Conner Eldridge has drawn barely a fraction of the money and attention of the 2014 Senate race, when national groups and candidates bombarded Arkansas' airwaves with ads.
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Arkansas Medical Marijuana Proponents Launch TV Ad

Supporters of a medical marijuana proposal in Arkansas have launched a television ad touting the November ballot measure as a way to help children with seizures.
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Arkansas Court Disqualifies Medical Marijuana Proposal, Issue 7

The Arkansas Supreme Court has disqualified a medical marijuana proposal from the November ballot, but voters will still be able to consider a competing plan. read more >

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Update: 37K Cast Ballots Monday for Election in Arkansas

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