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Circuit judge strikes down voter ID law

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Circuit judge strikes down voter ID law

Circuit judge strikes down voter ID law

LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas judge struck down the state's new voter ID law on Thursday, saying it violates the state constitution by adding a requirement that voters must meet before casting a ballot. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox voided the measure in a lawsuit over the way...

Sheriff's office: 4 injured by possible lightning strike in ...

Four people were injured Thursday afternoon in Faulkner County, and the sheriff's office says it was possibly caused by lightning....

Ex-teacher gets 25 years for sex assault

HARRISBURG — A jury has sentenced a former Trumann High School teacher to 25 years in prison after convicting him of sexual assaul...
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Not the threat they say

So we confront today the latest news on our private-option form of Medicaid expansion. Our waiver from the federal ...

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SEC East isn’t gaining any ground on West

One final comment, at least for now, before addressing how spring practices went for the SEC Eastern Division teams.

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Slow day for seeing the gobblers

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Kimbrell to be Bryant School District's next superintendent

Arkansas Education Commissioner Tom Kimbrell will be Bryant School District's next superintendent.

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Wal-Mart’s McMillon paid $25.3 million in fiscal 2014

Wal-Mart’s top earner for the retailer’s 2014 fiscal year is new President and Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon, whose total compensation package doubled to $25.3 million, according to a Wednesday filing with the federal Securities and Exchange Commission.

'Devil's Knot' cast members attending LR premiere named

Central Arkansas Library System on Thursday announced the cast members and others involved in the production of the film <em>Devil's Knot</em> who will be on hand for its U.S. theatrical premiere next month in Little Rock.

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Enrollee ages lifted private-option tab

A higher-than-expected average age of enrollees is the primary reason the cost of the state’s so-called private-option Medicaid program is running above projections, a consultant to the Arkansas Department of Human Services found.

Wal-Mart’s McMillon paid $25.3 million in fiscal 2014

Wal-Mart’s top earner for the retailer’s 2014 fiscal year is new President and Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon, whose total compensation package doubled to $25.3 million, according to a Wednesday filing with the federal Securities and Exchange Commission.

U.S. inmates urged to seek early release

President Barack Obama’s administration is encouraging some nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release. It’s an effort to deal with high costs and overcrowding in prisons, and also a matter of fairness, the government said.

How this racket works

THE STATE’S official, permanent, legalized and constitutionalized numbers racket keeps running into trouble with the number that counts most to those ceaselessly trying to promote it: how many college scholarships it can hand out. Which is the high-minded rationale for the lottery.

Families of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials

JINDO, South Korea (AP) — Frustrated relatives of the scores of people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol staged a marathon confrontation with the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief, surrounding the senior officials in a standoff that lasted overnight and into Friday morning as they vented their rage at the pace of search efforts.

Mandalay Bay expo center getting $66M expansion

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas announced a $66 million expansion project that will boost its convention center from the seventh-largest to the fifth-largest in the United States.

Ukraine moves against insurgents in the east

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia announced new military exercises Thursday involving ground and air forces near its border with Ukraine, swiftly responding to a Ukrainian operation to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the country's tumultuous east.

Stocks close mostly higher on earnings; Apple up

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market closed mostly higher Thursday, helped by positive earnings out of several large U.S. companies including Apple and construction equipment maker Caterpillar.

Retired justice says marijuana should be legalized

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens says he thinks the federal government should legalize marijuana.

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