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Arkansas Execution Plan Again Thrown Into Doubt

by Kelly P. Kissel and Jill Bleed, The Associated Press 4/20/2017 6:11 am

While the latest court rulings could be overturned, Arkansas now faces an uphill battle to execute any inmates before the end of April, when one of its lethal injection drugs expires.

Arkansas Vows to Keep Pushing for Executions Despite Setback

by Andrew DeMillo and Sean Murphy, The Associated Press 4/18/2017 8:17 am

Arkansas officials vowed to carry out a double execution later this week after the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a setback to the state's plan to resume capital punishment with a ruling sparing an inmate just minutes before his death warrant was set to expire.

Arkansas Death Penalty Foes Hope for Big Good Friday Rally

by Jill Bleed, The Associated Press 4/14/2017 7:32 am

While outrage on social media is growing over Arkansas' unprecedented plan to put seven inmates to death before the end of the month, the protests have been more muted within the conservative Southern state where capital punishment is still favored by a strong majority of residents.

Stop Payday Lending – Again (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/20/2017 12:00 am

Arkansans have repeatedly affirmed at the ballot box that they oppose predatory lending, but two state legislators are trying to make it easier for predatory lenders to operate.

Leslie Rutledge Elected Vice Chairwoman of Republican AGs Group

by Associated Press 2/27/2017 10:39 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has been elected vice chairwoman of the Republican Attorneys General Association.

US Supreme Court Rejects Arkansas' 9 Death Row Challengers

by Associated Press 2/21/2017 10:32 am

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an attempt by Arkansas inmates to stop their executions over claims that their deaths would be "intolerably painful."

Arkansas Appeals Ruling on Planned Parenthood Medicaid Funds

by Associated Press 12/20/2016 6:53 am

The state of Arkansas has formally appealed a federal judge's order preventing the state from blocking Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group.

Arkansas Republicans Eye New Clout Under Trump (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/28/2016 6:54 am

For the first time since their takeover of Arkansas' statewide and federal offices, the state's Republicans will also see their party in control of the White House and Congress next year. They're hoping that translates into new clout for the state.

Truth in Lending (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Black Friday isn’t what it used to be, but the arrival of the spending season prompts concern about a looming threat to Arkansas consumers: the return of the illegal loan sharks euphemistically known as payday lenders.

Leslie Rutledge Says She's Open to Working in Trump Administration

by Timothy Ahmann, Reuters 11/17/2016 2:00 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says she is open to working in the incoming Trump administration, saying she wants to do whatever she can to help roll back regulations that are hurting U.S. businesses.

Arkansas Urology to Mark Work on New Surgery Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/15/2016 12:46 pm

Arkansas Urology of Little Rock will break ground on a $6 million surgery center.

Arkansas' Deep Red Shift Poses New Questions (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/14/2016 6:56 am

If it wasn't already clear, Tuesday night sealed it: Arkansas is no longer Clinton country.

Arkansas Attorney General Rutledge Seeks Re-Election in 2018

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/17/2016 4:51 pm

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge launches her 2018 re-election bid, joining a growing list of Arkansas elected officials who have begun raising money and organizing their campaigns more than two years ahead of that election.

Trump Questions to Linger for Arkansas Republicans (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/17/2016 6:51 am

Democrats signal that they will keep reminding voters of Republicans' refusal to disavow Donald Trump long after Nov. 8.

State Attorney General Gives UALR $1M for Legal Clinic

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/7/2016 10:25 am

The Arkansas Attorney General’s Office has given a $1 million grant to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law to create a Business Innovation Clinic, UALR announced Friday.

Named Next Chief of Oil and Gas Group, Hutchinson Decries U.S. Regulation

by Kyle Massey 10/3/2016 5:40 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson was named the next chairman of the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission, which promotes American-produced energy.

Arkansas Attorney General Rejects Marijuana Proposal

by Associated Press 8/23/2016 6:55 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has again rejected a proposed constitutional amendment for the 2018 ballot to legalize marijuana in the state.

Donald Trump Names Leslie Rutledge, Others to Agriculture Panel

by Associated Press 8/16/2016 10:56 am

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has named Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge to his newly created Agriculture Advisory Committee.

Leslie Rutledge Rejects Marijuana Proposal for 2018

by Associated Press 8/2/2016 6:50 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has rejected a proposed constitutional amendment for the 2018 ballot that would legalize marijuana in the state.

Griffin, Rutledge Say GOP Has to Show Contrast From Clinton

by Associated Press 7/20/2016 3:51 pm

Arkansas' lieutenant governor suggests that marketing this year's presidential candidates is like selling a truck - say good things about your product and pointing out shortcomings about the other guy's offerings.

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