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Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders is calling for setting aside $470 million for new prison beds and imposing stiffer sentences on some violent offenders. The Republican governor on Monday detailed … more
Police in Arkansas say two separate shootings Sunday night left seven victims including two fatalities in the state capital. The Little Rock Police Department says in an online statement that … more
A spiritual adviser to several Oklahoma death row inmates is suing the state's Department of Corrections for defamation. In the federal lawsuit filed Friday in Oklahoma City, the Rev. Jeff Hood of … more
The American Civil Liberties Union says that parents and children likely to be affected by a Nebraska bill to ban gender-affirming treatments for minors are preparing for a legal fight if it's … more
A passerby discovered the bodies of a missing Washington state woman and her 7-year-old daughter down a road embankment. The woman’s ex-boyfriend, who was the subject of a protection order and … more
Utah became the first state Thursday to sign into law legislation that attempts to limit teenagers’ access to social media sites. Republican Gov. Spencer Cox signed a pair of measures that aim to … more
Four families have filed a federal lawsuit against Florida health officials. They're challenging the state’s prohibition against puberty-blocking hormones and gender-affirming surgeries for minors. … more
Florida's move to expand its prohibition on teaching sexual orientation or gender identity in the classroom comes as several states are pursuing similar bans. At least 30 bills similar to the ban … more
Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders has signed a new law prohibiting transgender people at public schools from using the restroom of their choice. Sanders’ office on Tuesday said she signed the … more
Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders has signed a new law that will allow an anti-abortion monument to be built near the state Capitol. Sanders' office said Friday night that the Republican governor … more
A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit that says Washington County Jail inmates were given the drug ivermectin to fight COVID-19 without their consent. The Northwest Arkansas … more
A National Transportation Safety Board report has come out with information about last month’s deadly crash of a small plane near Little Rock. The report points out “changing/deteriorating … more
Arkansas lawmakers have sent the governor raising the property tax credit that thousands of homeowners receive for their primary residence. The Senate on Thursday approved the proposal to raise the … more
Arkansas' Supreme Court says a half-cent sales tax for highways can be used to help fund an interstate project in the downtown Little Rock area. Justices on Thursday reversed a Pulaski County judge's … more
A bill preventing transgender people at public schools from using restroom that correspond with the gender identity is headed to the Arkansas governor's desk. The House on Wednesday gave final … more
An anti-abortion monument would be built near Arkansas' Capitol under legislation on its way to the governor's desk. The House on Tuesday approved a bill that would allow a “monument to the … more
Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders has signed a law that could effectively reinstate the state's blocked ban on gender-affirming care for children. Sanders on Monday signed a bill that would make … more
An effort to end affirmative action by state and local agencies in Arkansas is hitting a new obstacle. A House panel on Monday tabled the proposal, which critics have said could jeopardize dozens of … more
Officials in Arkansas say they are investigating the death of a high school senior as a homicide after the 18-year-old was found dead in a Mississippi national forest. Fredarrious Wilson was last … more
An Arkansas school district is scheduled Monday to discuss moving to a four-day school week. Lincoln Schools Superintendent Mary Ann Spears says the proposal is designed to, among other things, help … more
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