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Brian Fanney

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Arkansas House votes to delay implementing marijuana law

posted: 01/18/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas House of Representatives voted Tuesday to delay implementation of the voter-passed Medical Marijuana Amendment and to exempt patient requests for the drug from federal privacy laws.

Capitol eyes on medical marijuana setup

posted: 01/17/2017 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Lawmakers will watch the actions of the newly created state Medical Marijuana Commission over the next several weeks to see whether further changes are needed to the voter-approved constitutional amendment on the drug.

Media activists slam bid to end print tax notices in Arkansas

posted: 01/17/2017 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Media advocates are criticizing a bill that would end a requirement that counties publish in a local newspaper a list of people who are delinquent on paying real estate taxes on their mineral rights.

House panelists support a delay of Arkansas marijuana measure

posted: 01/12/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 4

A House committee recommended bills Wednesday that would delay implementation of the state's newly approved medical-marijuana constitutional amendment and would keep records related to the drug confidential but not subject to a federal privacy law.

Arkansas Speaker holds off guessing session

posted: 01/12/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The House speaker says he's constantly being asked what the regular session is going to be like.

State will allow 32 marijuana vendors; panel also decides on fees

posted: 01/11/2017 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission decided Tuesday to allow 32 dispensaries that will be evenly distributed among the state's four congressional districts.

Arkansas House votes today on rules to select panel members

posted: 01/11/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The House will vote today on a collection of rules that upend how representatives are placed on legislative committees.

Arkansas senator fixes on changes to state foster-care system

posted: 01/08/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

When lawmakers return to the Capitol on Monday to begin their biennial regular session, they will have to sort through competing perspectives on the foster-care system.

Virtual reality heading to Arkansas schools

posted: 01/06/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Facebook Inc. is donating about $1 million in virtual-reality technology to Arkansas with a focus on low-income high schools.

Facebook donates $1M in virtual-reality technology to Arkansas schools

posted: 01/05/2017 3:27 p.m. Comment 1

Facebook is donating about $1 million in virtual reality technology to Arkansas with a focus on low-income high schools.

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