Arguments Set This Week in Arkansas Voter ID Case

Arguments Set This Week in Arkansas Voter ID Case

Arkansas' highest court is set to take up a case this week that could decide whether the state's voters will be required to show photo identification at the polls in the November election.
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FDIC Sues Members of Acme's Golden Family over Unpaid Loans

The president of Allied Bank's Acme Holding Co. and his sister are the subjects of federal lawsuits. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. sued Alex Golden and Amy Golden McCay in U.S. District Court in Atlanta over delinquent loans totaling more than $1 million.
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Wal-Mart: Tracy Morgan Wasn't Wearing Seatbelt in Crash

Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a limousine struck from behind by a Wal-Mart truck on a highway in June are at least partly to blame for their injuries because they weren't wearing seatbelts, the company said in a court filing Monday. read more >

Otter Creek Mall Development Decades in the Making

Once upon a time, the current site of the Gateway Town Center and Bass Pro developments was slated to be part of a grand 1.1 million-SF regional mall development. The fabled Otter Creek Mall never achieved escape velocity from its drawing board concept unveiled on April Fool's Day in 1980. read more >

Former District Judge James Moody Returns to Wright Lindsey & Jennings

James M. Moody Sr., who retired earlier this year as a U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas, has rejoined his previous law firm, Wright Lindsey & Jennings LLP of Little Rock, in an of counsel role. He will lead private mediations and arbitrations and will consult on litigation strategies with attorneys both inside and outside the firm. read more >

Groups Argue Over Alcohol Measure on Arkansas Ballot

Opponents of a proposal to expand alcohol sales to all Arkansas counties argued Thursday it would lead to liquor stores opening near churches and schools, an accusation the group behind the measure denied as the two sides filed briefs before the state's highest court. read more >

Arkansas Gets $620K in Settlement with Shire Pharmaceuticals

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says Arkansas, other states and the federal government have reached an agreement with Shire Pharmaceuticals LLC to settle allegations that the drug manufacturer illegally marketed five of its drugs. read more >

State Asks Court to Dismiss Stephens' Challenge to Minimum Wage Measure

Secretary of State Mark Martin asked the Arkansas Supreme Court on Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit from a Little Rock businessman who is trying to keep off the November ballot a measure to raise the state's minimum wage. read more >

Arkansas AG: Mark Martin's Office to Defend Voter ID

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says the secretary of state's office will argue for upholding the state's voter ID law when the case goes before the Arkansas Supreme Court. read more >

'Jobs Now' Summit Examines Growing Skills Gap

Ways to address a growing manufacturing skills gap was the focus of Tuesday's "Jobs Now: Arkansas Works When We Do" summit hosted by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce. read more >

Head of Arkansas Youth Services to Resign

Former state lawmaker Tracy Steele is resigning as the director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services' Division of Youth Services. read more >

Jackson Stephens Jr. Files Lawsuit Over Arkansas Minimum Wage Measure

A lawsuit filed before the Arkansas Supreme Court on Monday is seeking to block from the November ballot a proposal to gradually raise the state's minimum wage. read more >

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