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Arkansas Appeals Judge's Order Blocking New Abortion Laws

by Associated Press 8/25/2017 11:16 am

Arkansas is appealing a federal judge's order blocking the state from enforcing four new abortion restrictions, including a ban on a common second-trimester procedure.

Arkansas Attorney General Reaches Settlement with Shuttered Funeral Home

by Associated Press 8/8/2017 2:36 pm

Arkansas' attorney general has reached a settlement with an Arkansas funeral home where bodies were found stacked on top of each other in unrefrigerated areas.

Federal Lawsuit Seeks to Overturn Arkansas Panhandling Law

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/7/2017 2:08 pm

The American Civil Liberties Union asks a federal judge to halt a new Arkansas anti-loitering law that it says unconstitutionally targets panhandlers.

Arkansas Lawsuit Faults Makers of Opioids

by Mark Friedman 7/31/2017 12:00 am

A Sebastian County man who became addicted to opioids sued the drug manufacturers last month in one of the latest lawsuits filed by consumers, state attorneys general and local governments against opioid makers.

Arkansas Tech's Sandra Cheffer Leaves Ozark for New Role in Russellville (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2017 12:00 am

Sandra Cheffer has moved from the Ozark campus of Arkansas Tech University to the main campus in Russellville, where she will serve as the director of budget and financial reporting.

Arkansas Attorney General Again Rejects Casino Proposal

by Associated Press 6/14/2017 7:10 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has again rejected a proposed state constitutional amendment to legalize casino gambling in the state.

Different Drug War Rages Over Savings, Prescription Costs

by Mark Friedman 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Pharmacy benefit managers, the entities that process payments between drugstores and health benefit plans, are continuing their fight against an Arkansas law that they say will raise the cost of prescription medicine.

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.

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