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'The Year of the Woman' in Arkansas (Heather Yates On Politics)

'The Year of the Woman' in Arkansas (Heather Yates On Politics)
Some of the women seeking elected office in Arkansas this year. Nationally, 185 women are running for Congress, which surpasses records set in 1992 and 2016.

This is a record-breaking year for women in politics. Heading into the general election, there are 185 women running for Congress. Here's how women candidates are making a difference in Arkansas this year.
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Second Lawsuit Filed Challenging Arkansas Casino Measure

A second lawsuit has been filed challenging a ballot measure that would legalize four casinos in Arkansas.
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Cherokee, Quapaw Tribes Betting on Casino Amendment

Two Native American tribes triumphed last week when the Arkansas secretary of state's office said enough signatures had been gathered to put a constitutional amendment on the Nov. 6 ballot and let voters decide on legalizing casino gambling.
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