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A small plane had mechanical problems with its autopilot system before it crashed in Arkansas last month and killed a former Mississippi state senator who was flying it. That's according to a … more
Louisiana lawmakers are adding teeth to a recently enacted law that requires pornography websites verify users are at least 18 years old. The Senate gave unanimous final passage to a bill Saturday … more
The secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism has resigned after less than six months on the job. Mike Mills' resignation was announced Friday by Gov. Sarah Huckabee … more
The Arkansas Supreme Court says it won't block a judge's order preventing the state from enforcing Republican Gov. Sarah Sanders' education overhaul. Justices on Friday denied the state's request to … more
The Bible has been banned at elementary and middle schools in one Utah school district after a committee decided it wasn’t age appropriate “due to vulgarity or violence.” The decision by the … more
A lawsuit has been filed challenging an Arkansas law that would subject librarians and booksellers to criminal charges if they provide harmful materials to minors. A coalition of libraries, … more
Amid mounting pressure from Republicans, a bill banning gender-affirming medical care for transgender youths in Louisiana that was narrowly killed by a legislative committee last week has been … more
Authorities have told the family of Dr. John Forsyth, a missing emergency room physician from Missouri, that his body was found in Arkansas. But questions remain about what happened in the week since … more
When Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina launched his campaign for the White House, the notoriously prickly former President Donald Trump welcomed his new competitor with open arms. There … more
An Arkansas judge has blocked the state from enforcing Republican Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders' education overhaul. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Herbert Wright on Friday issued the temporary … more
A public charter school system serving nearly 3,000 students in Little Rock has a new leader. After a nationwide search, eStem Public Charter Schools selected Cherie Labat, a career educator whose … more
A U.S. appeals court has halted the federal government's rejection of Arkansas' ozone plan. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday issued a one-page stay without elaboration. Arkansas in … more
A federal lawsuit challenging Arkansas' 2021 U.S. House map has been dismissed. A federal three-judge panel on Thursday tossed the complaint over the Republican-led Legislature moving thousands of … more
Authorities in east Texas have jailed an 18-year-old man on capital murder charges in the shootings of his parents, sister and brother.  It happened in the small town of Nash, Texas, where officers … more
A new lawsuit has been filed challenging Arkansas' 2021 U.S. House map as unconstitutional. The lawsuit was brought Tuesday by a group of residents and a coalition of religious leaders. It claims the … more
Two teenagers have died after being struck by a train while walking on the tracks near a park in a central Arkansas town. Police in Cabot say 16-year-old Liam Harrison and 16-year-old Charlie Elliott … more
Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina is set to announce his bid for president. With Monday's launch, he will officially wade into a Republican primary battle already largely dominated by two commanding … more
Former Rep. Marion Berry, who was known for blunt rhetoric and his advocacy work for farmers and elderly residents in eastern Arkansas, has died. He was 80. Berry's son, Mitch, in a statement … more
An Associated Press analysis has found that many of this year’s statehouse proposals to restrict gender-affirming care for youths are identical or very similar to some model legislation. The AP … more
Legislation to restrict gender-affirming care is often pre-written and shopped out by a handful of interest groups. So-called model legislation has been used in statehouses for decades. Critics say … more
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