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Johnny Key
Government & Politics

Arkansas School Board Waives Employee Protections for 2 Districts

The Arkansas Board of Education vote to waive employee protections for two school districts under state control, despite complaints from teachers and community leaders. read more >
Bill Gwatney
Health Care

Bill Gwatney: What Might Have BeenLock Icon

Democrats who worked with Bill Gwatney agree that the slain party leader would have had a "legitimate shot" at a higher political office had he lived. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal

Questions Remain About Arkansas Immunity Ruling (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

A judge's decision to toss out a lawsuit challenging the ban of a controversial herbicide is putting even more of a spotlight on an Arkansas Supreme Court decision that's created confusion about whether the state can ever be sued. read more >
Lee Rudofsky
Government & Politics / Legal

Arkansas Lawmakers Raise Concerns About Immunity Ruling

Arkansas lawmakers said Tuesday they're concerned about the impact of a recent court ruling that they can't scale back the state's immunity from lawsuits, and said they may need to put the issue before voters. read more >
Missy Irvin
Government & Politics / Legal

Arkansas Senate OKs Amendment Asking Voters to Limit Damages

A plan to ask Arkansas voters to limit damages awarded in lawsuits and give the Legislature control over court rules was approved by the state Senate on Thursday, despite criticism from opponents who call the move an attempt by lawmakers to take over the judicial system. read more >
Government & Politics

Arkansas Democratic Party Elects Vincent Insalaco Chairman

The Arkansas Democratic Party has elected North Little Rock businessman Vincent Insalaco as its new chairman. read more >
Vincent Insalaco relaxes in a cozy corner of Starving Artist Cafe in Argenta.
Government & Politics

Mike Beebe Supports Vince Insalaco As New Democratic Party Chairman

Arkansas Democratic Party Chairman Will Bond says he's stepping down as chairman after two-and-a-half years on the job. read more >
Government & Politics

Arkansas Democrats Elect Board Members at Meeting

The Arkansas Democratic Party has elected members of its Executive Committee Board during a meeting in North Little Rock. read more >
Government & Politics

Arkansas Candidates Make Final Pitch Before Election

Candidates fanned across Arkansas on Monday making their final pitches to voters before an election that could hand Republicans a majority in the state Legislature for the first time since Reconstruction. read more >
Government & Politics

Arkansas Republicans Seek Majority in Legislature

Arkansas Republicans hope to carve out a majority in the Legislature for the first time in more than a century, even though the racially charged writings of three GOP candidates have surfaced and threatened to hurt their momentum. read more >
Government & Politics

Arkansas Election A Test of GOP Momentum in State

With control of the Legislature and a GOP sweep of the state's four congressional seats potentially within reach, Republicans in Arkansas are heading into Tuesday's election ready to test whether the party's momentum in recent years will break what had been a reliable Democratic stronghold in the South. read more >
Government & Politics

Arkansas Poll Gives Mixed Signal to Mike Beebe, Democrats (AP Analysis)

This should be the type of environment where Democrats in Arkansas rejoice. Democrats instead are facing an uphill battle to keep the state's House and Senate. read more >
Government & Politics

Arkansas GOP: No More Money for Hopefuls Under Fire

rkansas Republicans said Monday they will no longer financially help three state House candidates whose racially charged writings have come under fire, including one lawmaker who called slavery a "blessing in disguise" and another who labeled Abraham Linc read more >