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Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 5:07 p.m.
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Coroner: One person dead in train accident

updated: 03/31/2015 4:55 p.m. Discuss

One man has died after he was hit by a train near Interstate 30 on Tuesday afternoon, officials say.

Senate supports capital gains tax break restoration

posted: 03/31/2015 4:09 p.m. Discuss

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

HB1228 passes House, heads to governor

updated: 03/31/2015 3:55 p.m. Comments 28

The Arkansas House of Representatives on Tuesday endorsed an amended bill that opponents say would allow businesses to discriminate against gays and transgender people.

Hutchinson vetoes publicity-rights bill

updated: 03/31/2015 3:02 p.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson vetoed Tuesday a publicity rights bill aimed at preventing unauthorized use of a person's likeness for commercial purposes that was backed by the family of Arkansas football legend Frank Broyles.

House approves amended re-homing bill

posted: 03/31/2015 2:56 p.m. Discuss

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

UAMS college receives full 8-year reaccreditation

posted: 03/31/2015 2:37 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Science's College of Medicine has been reaccredited for a full eight years by a national committee that oversees medical education.

Protesters return to Capitol as HB1228 vote nears

posted: 03/31/2015 1:02 p.m. Comment 1

Protesters lined the stairs and halls outside the Arkansas House chamber Tuesday afternoon as a final vote on House Bill 1228 drew near.

Senate committee advances lethal injection bill

posted: 03/31/2015 12:49 p.m. Comment 1

LITTLE ROCK — A bill designed to restart executions in Arkansas by allowing an alternative lethal injection procedure and hiding the source of the drugs was endorsed by a Senate panel.

Benton gas station robbery suspect identified

posted: 03/31/2015 12:29 p.m. Comment 1

Detectives have identified a suspect in the Jan. 17 robbery of Benton gas station.

LR mayor asks Hutchinson to veto HB1228

updated: 03/31/2015 12:16 p.m. Comments 16

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola has asked Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto the Religious Freedom Restoration Act if it passes the state House on Tuesday.

Parole Board recommends commutation for killer

posted: 03/31/2015 11:22 a.m. Comment 1

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Parole Board is recommending commutation of the life sentence given to a man convicted of killing his 18-month-old stepson.

U.S. home prices rise modestly, weigh on affordability

posted: 03/31/2015 11:09 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices rose at a steady pace in January, pushing prices up at a faster pace than wages and putting more homes financially out of reach for would-be buyers.

Self-esteem or narcissism: a parent’s dilemma

posted: 03/31/2015 11:08 a.m. Discuss

Have you heard? There’s a new study creating quite a buzz, probably among your friends too: It found parents have a key role in whether their children become little despots.

Make-ahead Easter Brunch

posted: 03/31/2015 11:06 a.m. Discuss

Doing some or all of the cooking in advance lets the cook enjoy the festivities.

Indiana governor wants changes to religious-objections law

posted: 03/31/2015 11:03 a.m. Discuss

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday that he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week to clarify that a new religious-freedom law does not allow discrimination.

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