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A sign on Interstate 40 near Hughes posts a speed limit of 70 mph.
Government & Politics / Transportation

Arkansas Officials Not Ready to OK Higher Speeds on Highways

While a new Arkansas law that took effect Tuesday authorizes speeds of up to 75 mph on some major highways, state highway officials said, "Not so fast." read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care

Arkansas Lawmakers OK Ban of Common Abortion Procedure

Arkansas' governor on Thursday approved a ban on a commonly used second-trimester abortion procedure - restrictions that are expected to face a legal challenge. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care

Arkansas House Restricts 2nd Trimester Abortion Procedure

Arkansas would become the third state in the nation to ban a common second trimester abortion procedure under a measure approved by the House on Monday, a move opponents blasted as unconstitutional. read more >
The Arkansas Capitol building in Little Rock.
Government & Politics / Health Care

Arkansas Panel OKs Restrictions on 2nd Trimester Abortions

An Arkansas legislative committee has voted to outlaw an abortion procedure that opponents call "savage" and "barbaric" while others deem it the safest way to end a pregnancy in the second trimester. read more >
Government & Politics

Top Races Take Back Seat in Arkansas Primary

Arkansas' campaigns for governor and the U.S. Senate will take a back seat to dozens of congressional, statewide and legislative matchups Tuesday as voters decide the state's various primary races. read more >
Government & Politics

Arkansas Opens Filing Period for 2014 Election

Vowing to complete a takeover of the state's top offices after recent GOP gains, Republicans running for Arkansas governor and a U.S. Senate seat were among the dozens of candidates who made their bids official as the filing period opened Monday. read more >
U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin (R - Ark.)
Government & Politics

US Rep. Tim Griffin Running for Lieutenant Governor

U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin said Thursday that he will seek the Republican nomination for Arkansas lieutenant governor, jumping into state politics just months after announcing his retirement from Congress. read more >
Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr
Government & Politics

Arkansas Lawmakers Not Pushing Yet For Mark Darr Removal

Arkansas legislative leaders say they're not pushing yet to remove Lt. Gov. Mark Darr from office, as calls grow for the Republican official to step down after being cited for campaign finance and ethics violations. read more >
Construction should start soon on boat slips for John Burkhalter’s marina-residential project in downtown Little Rock. 
Government & Politics / Transportation

John Burkhalter Resigns From Highway Commission

Arkansas Highway Commission member John Burkhalter is resigning from his position so he can focus on running for lieutenant governor. read more >
Government & Politics

Andy Mayberry Announces Bid for Arkansas Lieutenant Governor

The sponsor of an Arkansas law banning most abortions 20 weeks into a pregnancy is seeking the Republican Party's nomination for lieutenant governor next year. Republican Rep. Andy Mayberry of Hensley announced he's running for lieutenant governor. read more >
Education / Government & Politics / Nonprofits

2 Lawmakers Propose Arkansas-ASU Matchup

It may take a state law for the Arkansas Razorbacks and Arkansas State Red Wolves to meet up on the football field. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Update: Arkansas House Votes to Override Abortion Law Veto

The Arkansas House has voted to reaffirm a 20-week ban on most abortions, voting 53-28 on Wednesday to override Gov. Mike Beebe's veto. read more >
Sue Scott
Government & Politics

Legislative Roundup: Guns Become Automatic Issue With General Assembly

The 89th General Assembly has yet to finish writing its chapter in the big book of Arkansas state legislatures. But if Chapter 89 were printed this week, then surely “guns” would be in the title. Legislation devoted to guns dominated the action again last week. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Arkansas Panel Approves 20-Week Abortion Ban

A Senate panel has advanced legislation banning most abortions in Arkansas at 20 weeks into a pregnancy after the lawmaker proposing the ban added exemptions for rape and incest. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

After Election, Abortion Opponents See New Opportunity in Arkansas

Abortion opponents in Arkansas see an opportunity to enact new restrictions, including a ban on the use of telemedicine to make the abortion pill available, with Republicans controlling both sides of the Legislature in next year's session. read more >