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Claudia Lauer

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Capitol Bureau Reporter

Recent Stories by Claudia Lauer

Dallas police close ranks after attack

updated: 08/29/2016 3:05 a.m. Discuss

DALLAS -- Nearly two months after five Dallas officers were killed by a sniper, police have moved to silence critics and squelch lingering questions about the attack.

Rethink Lewis evidence, judge urged

posted: 12/31/2015 2:51 a.m. Comment 1

Pulaski County prosecutors asked a judge Wednesday to again reconsider allowing evidence taken from the car of a man charged in the death of a central Arkansas real estate agent to be presented at his trial.

Drug firm wants to know state's execution means

posted: 09/19/2015 3:10 a.m. Discuss

A pharmaceutical company that ended its contract with Arkansas in 2013 after its drugs were purchased for lethal injections is trying to determine whether the state plans to use one of its sedatives in executions.

Ethics complaint filed against Arkansas treasurer

posted: 08/24/2015 3 a.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK -- Lawyer and blogger Matt Campbell has filed an ethics complaint Thursday against State Treasurer Dennis Milligan and several staff members citing 14 allegations.

Gentry facility that inspired new primate law has past violations

posted: 04/15/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

A spider monkey with bones poking out of his foot, baboons with skin lesions or scarred tails, other primates with injuries thought to be caused by frostbite -- those were the images that greeted federal officials during an inspection at the Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari last year.

Bill mandating financial filings digitally crashes

updated: 03/26/2015 10:17 p.m. Discuss

A bill that would require campaign-finance reports to be submitted in digital form to the secretary of state failed to pass in the Arkansas House on Thursday, but a bill placing campaign contribution limits on certain political advertising by outside groups passed.

House bill binds wine to farm law

updated: 03/26/2015 10:17 p.m. Comments 12

The Arkansas House of Representatives passed legislation Thursday that would empower a state agency to bar California wine from coming into the state.

Panel favors drug tests for benefit recipients

posted: 03/27/2015 2:32 a.m. Discuss

An Arkansas legislative committee supported a bill Thursday that would create a pilot program to drug-test people who receive benefits in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program.

House vote keeps kids open to sure life terms

posted: 03/27/2015 2:28 a.m. Comment 1

Legislation that would have eliminated the possibility of life without parole for people convicted of crimes they committed as juveniles failed in the Arkansas House of Representatives on Thursday.

Scholarship bill advances

posted: 03/26/2015 4:28 a.m. Discuss

A second piece of legislation proposing to change how Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarships are awarded passed through a legislative committee Wednesday.




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