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HB1228 passes House, heads to governor

HB1228 passes House, heads to governor

Arkansas's Religion Freedom Restoration Act was approved by the state's House of Representatives on Tuesday in a final vote before it heads to Gov. Asa Hutchinson's desk. Hutchinson has said repeatedly he will sign the measure into law despite opponents who have called it discrim...

House approves amended re-homing bill

The Arkansas House of Representatives gave final approval Tuesday to a bill that would make re-homing adopted children illegal. Le...

Senate supports capital gains tax break restoration

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Senate has endorsed a proposal to restore a capital gains tax break to a level approved in 2013. Senato...

Benton gas station robbery suspect identified

Detectives have identified a suspect in the Jan. 17 robbery of Benton gas station. Marcquestin West, 30, of Little Rock will face ...

UAMS college receives full 8-year reaccreditation

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Science's College of Medicine has been reaccredited for a full eight years by...
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Religious opt-out a step closer

Legislation known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act moved a step closer to becoming law Monday even as opponents continued to apply pressure from both inside and outside the state for Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto House Bill 1228.

Consumer spending rises 0.1%

WASHINGTON -- U.S. consumers spent just slightly more in February even though their income rose by a healthy amount. Economists hope the bigger paychecks improve spending in the coming months.

A slew of things to add to your crew’s queue

April is the cruelest month of taxes due. But then, too: eggs dyed blue, warm spring dew, space invaders (ew-w!), gumbo roux and trains -- whoo-whoo!

Indiana: Law OK, will add clarity

Indiana's legislative leaders on Monday joined Gov. Mike Pence in saying that they planned to amend a new religious freedom law to make clear that it did not allow discrimination against homosexuals, while still insisting that the law did not do so in its current form.

Portis 9th Hog to make AP list

The Associated Press announced its first All-American basketball teams in 1948, and Arkansas had a big man -- 6-10 George Kok -- on the third team.

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Purported kidnappers want apology from California police

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two major California newspapers say they've received emails from a person claiming responsibility for a woman's abduction, including one demanding that police apologize to the woman for calling it a hoax.

Buhari wins in Nigeria, defeating Goodluck Jonathan

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Amid anger over an Islamic insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives, Nigerians threw out the incumbent and elected a 72-year-old former military dictator in a historic transfer of power officially announced early Wednesday following the nation's most hotly contested election ever.

Asian stocks lackluster as Japan, China data shows weakness

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were lackluster Wednesday as China's manufacturing remained weak in February and a Japanese central bank survey showed businesses are wary about the economic outlook

State Department found 4 emails about drones sent by Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says it can find only four emails sent between former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and her staff concerning drone strikes and certain U.S. surveillance programs, and those notes have little to do with either subject.


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