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Demand Rises For Body Cameras, Rarely Used by Police in Arkansas

by Sean Beherec 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Following the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August, and questions about what actually happened during his encounter with Officer Darren Wilson, there has been a resurgence in calls for all police to wear body cameras.

Armed and Dangerous in Ferguson (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 8/27/2014 1:19 pm

The tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri have raised important questions about the role of a militarized local police in our communities. The resources on display in that small Missouri town exist in many communities across the country, and shedding light on them is both necessary and justified.

Opponents Say 12-Week Abortion Ban Won't Stand

by Associated Press 7/10/2014 4:10 pm

Arkansas is trying to overturn 40 years of court precedent that abortion is legal until the point a fetus can live outside the womb, opponents of a state law that would ban the procedure 12 weeks into a pregnancy argued Thursday.

Problems Alleged in Arkansas Voter ID Requirement

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 5/22/2014 7:32 am

The group that sued to challenge Arkansas' law requiring voters to show identification at the polls said Wednesday it is investigating complaints that voters were wrongly prevented from casting ballots in the primary election.

ACLU Files Lawsuit to Challenge Arkansas Voter ID Law

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/16/2014 3:19 pm

A civil liberties group filed suit Wednesday to block a new Arkansas law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls before it is enforced for the first time state-wide in the primary election next month.

Tentative Trial Date Set in Case Challenging Abortion Law

by Associated Press 5/30/2013 7:22 am

A tentative trial date has been set in a lawsuit challenging a new Arkansas law that bans most abortions 12 weeks into a pregnancy.

Arkansas GOP Eyes Planned Parenthood Money Next

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/7/2013 5:01 pm

Not content with enacting the most restrictive abortion laws in the country, Arkansas Republicans plan to press the legislative advantage their party hasn't enjoyed since Reconstruction by making it even harder for women to get abortions in the state.

Arkansas Senate Overrides Mike Beebe's Veto of 12-Week Abortion Ban

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/5/2013 2:13 pm

The Arkansas Senate voted Tuesday to override Gov. Mike Beebe's veto of legislation that would give the state the most restrictive abortion laws in the country.

Arkansas Senate Overrides Veto on Abortion Bill

by Associated Press 2/28/2013 9:18 am

The Arkansas Senate has overridden Gov. Mike Beebe's veto of legislation banning most abortions starting in the 20th week of pregnancy.

Rita Sklar: Protecting The Bill Of Rights

by Gwen Moritz 2/25/2013 12:00 am

Rita Sklar has been in Arkansas for 22 years, 20 of them with the American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas, and yet she’s clearly not from around here.