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Groups Issue Warning with Arkansas Abortion Lawsuits (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/26/2017 6:59 am

Opponents repeatedly warned that GOP moves to restrict abortion would prompt the types of legal challenges that have halted or overturned other bans enacted in recent years. And now the lawsuits are coming.

Arkansas to Accept Medical Marijuana Card Applications

by Tafi Mukunyadzi, The Associated Press 6/25/2017 7:55 pm

Arkansas' medical marijuana industry will ramp up in the next week, with the state poised to accept applications from potential patients, growers and distributors.

Arkansas Panel Closer to Public Building 'Bathroom Bill'

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 3/16/2017 6:52 am

An Arkansas Senate committee moved closer Wednesday to approving a bill to require that people in public schools and government buildings use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their birth gender.

Arkansas 'Bathroom Bill' Would Cover Government Buildings

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/7/2017 7:13 am

An Arkansas lawmaker proposed prohibiting people from using bathrooms in government buildings that do not match their gender at birth.

Key Legal Test Approaches for Arkansas LGBT Measure

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/1/2017 12:56 pm

The Arkansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Thursday on whether the city or the state should prevail in a disagreement over banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

As Arkansas Lottery's Luster Fades, Numbers Signal Challenges

by Kyle Massey 1/23/2017 12:00 am

In the years since the first tickets were sold in 2009, the lottery has lost much of its glossy newness, leaving hard numbers to do the talking.

Lottery Scholarship Has Evolved Since Halter’s First Proposal

by Kyle Massey 1/23/2017 12:00 am

It was late 2005 or early 2006, Bill Halter recalled, and he had decided to run for lieutenant governor. His vision was to rally Arkansans to a cause: a lottery to provide money for college scholarships.

Court: Arkansas Voters Can Decide Medical Marijuana Plan

by Associated Press 10/13/2016 9:51 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court says voters can consider a medical marijuana proposal on the November ballot.

Arkansas Attorney General Approves Wording of Medical Marijuana Proposal

by Associated Press 2/18/2016 6:47 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge approved the wording of a proposal to legalize medical marijuana on Wednesday, clearing the way for supporters to try and put the measure on the November ballot.

Leslie Rutledge: Unclear Whether JPs Must Officiate Gay Weddings

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/6/2015 6:55 am

It's unclear whether courts would require a justice of the peace to officiate over a same-sex wedding, even though clerks are required to issue licenses to gay couples, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Wednesday.

Cities Keep Anti-Discrimination Measures Despite New Law

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/20/2015 7:05 am

Most Arkansas municipalities that have adopted broader anti-discrimination protections for gays and lesbians say they'll keep enforcing the measures despite a new law taking effect this week intended to prohibit such ordinances.

Arkansas Republicans Shift from Marriage Fight (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/29/2015 7:18 am

In Arkansas, the GOP backlash against same-sex marriage included a governor who accused justices of disregarding Arkansans' beliefs and a conservative activist calling the decision "illegitimate." But it didn't include a call for the state to defy the nation's highest court.

Arkansas Abortions Drop Since 2010, but Increase in 2014

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 6/8/2015 7:11 am

The number of abortions performed in Arkansas increased in 2014 for the first time in almost a decade because of Tennessee and Mississippi residents coming to Arkansas for abortions, state numbers showed.

Update: Asa Hutchinson Signs Revised Religious Objections Bill

by Associated Press 4/2/2015 5:14 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed a revised version of a religious objections bill that supporters say addresses concerns that the original proposal sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Arkansas Legislators Eye More Abortion Restrictions

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/15/2014 9:51 am

Nearly two years after approving a pair of the most restrictive abortion bans in the country, Republicans in Arkansas' Legislature are weighing additional measures to make it more difficult for women to get the procedure.

Oaklawn Opens Gate to Online Gambling

by Mark Friedman 6/2/2014 12:00 am

In late December, Oaklawn launched OaklawnAnywhere.com, which allows Arkansas residents to place bets on Oaklawn races as well as races at other U.S. and international tracks from their computers, tablets or smartphones. Arkansans can be anywhere in the world when they place their bets.

Legal, Political Gains for Gay Marriage (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/11/2014 3:30 pm

Nearly a decade after Arkansas voters overwhelmingly approved a same-sex marriage ban, gay rights supporters are enjoying a rare combination of legal and political gains in their fight to have the prohibition struck down.

Arkansas Plans to Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

by Christina Huynh, The Associated Press 5/11/2014 3:27 pm

The state's top lawyer will ask the Arkansas Supreme Court to review a lower court's decision to overturn a 2004 constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

Lottery Oversight Committee Votes 'Non Support' On Video Bets

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 4/15/2014 5:26 pm

The Arkansas lottery is trying to find ways to boost sales so the state can award more college scholarships, but a legislative panel showed little affection Tuesday for the methods that could be employed.

Wal-Mart Health Benefits Move Seen As a Gay Rights Win

by Mark Friedman 10/28/2013 12:00 am

The fact that Wal-Mart — the largest private employer with 1.3 million workers in the U.S. — has decided to offer the benefits is a high-profile win for gay-rights advocates and could cause other companies that haven’t offered the benefits to do so.

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