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Claudia Lauer

Little Rock City Hall reporter

Capitol Reporter

Recent Stories by Claudia Lauer

Agency catches up on state archiving

posted: 08/31/2014 5:10 a.m. Discuss

When Bill Clinton was running for president in 1992, members of the national media descended on the state archives in Little Rock seeking all of the records from his first stint as Arkansas governor.

Alcohol measure certified for ballot

posted: 08/30/2014 3:25 a.m. Comment 1

Arkansas voters will be asked in November whether they want to allow the sale, manufacture and transportation of alcohol throughout the state, after a constitutional amendment was certified to appear on the ballot by the secretary of state's office late Friday.

Anti-abortion groups rally at state Capitol

posted: 08/30/2014 2:53 a.m. Discuss

Representatives from anti-abortion groups spoke to a crowd of about 100 supporters at the Capitol rotunda Friday in Little Rock, urging Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor to support legislation that would ban the procedure after 20 weeks into a pregnancy.

Political fighting pulls boy into fray

posted: 08/29/2014 2:41 a.m. Discuss

A candidate's 4-year-old son has taken center stage in the race for Arkansas House District 35 in Little Rock.

Ebola ad on Cotton accurate, Pryor says

posted: 08/28/2014 3:57 a.m. Comments 21

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor held a news conference Wednesday to defend a television advertisement released this week that accuses his Republican opponent, U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, of voting to cut funding that prepares America for an Ebola outbreak.

McDaniel sues, alleges fraud by ID-card maker

posted: 08/27/2014 2:21 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel filed a consumer-protection lawsuit in Pulaski County Circuit Court on Tuesday against a company that makes photo ID cards and sells them for $70 each.

State's ex-chief supports Cotton

posted: 08/26/2014 3:24 a.m. Discuss

Mike Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor and 2008 Republican presidential hopeful, made a short stop in Little Rock on Monday to stump for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Tom Cotton.

Political parties tap apps to track, persuade voters

posted: 08/24/2014 3:59 a.m. Discuss

Both the Republicans and the Democrats have stepped up their ground games in Arkansas as Election Day approaches, finding new ways to reach individual voters using technology and an unprecedented amount of manpower.

Ethics panel fines, cautions 3 lawyers

posted: 08/24/2014 3:17 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct has sanctioned a Hot Springs attorney who filed a lawsuit for a client that had already fired him.

'Pot' ballot title rejected; McDaniel calls it unclear

posted: 08/24/2014 2:57 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas attorney general's office rejected the popular name and ballot title Thursday of a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize growing, using and selling marijuana and hemp in Arkansas.

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