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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.

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.

Abortion Ban Appeal Puts New Focus on Social Issues (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/13/2014 7:28 am

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's decision to appeal a ruling striking down Arkansas' 12-week abortion ban could inject a new focus on abortion and other social issues into dozens of statewide and legislative races.

Women of Influence: 10 Leaders Who Make Arkansas Strong

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2013 12:00 am

Business and politics in Arkansas and elsewhere are still dominated by men, and that fact is evident in the pages of Arkansas Business. Three years ago, we decided to make a special effort to highlight the fact that there are indeed “Women of Influence” in our midst, and in this issue we again set out to recognize 10 different women.

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.