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Arkansas Senate panel OKs delaying start of medical marijuana program

LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas Senate committee has advanced legislation to delay the launch of the state's voter-approved medical marijuana program and a proposal to ease a restriction for doctors of eligible patients. Continue reading...

Arkansas legislators advance bill designating state dinosaur after teen testifies

A group of lawmakers voted Wednesday to back a proposal dreamt up by an Arkansas high school student who wants the state to recognize the only dinosaur ever discovered within its borders. Continue reading...

In letter, former Arkansas attorney general praises Trump's nominee for EPA administrator

Former Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is praising President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Continue reading...

Teen arrested on arson, murder charges after man, 21, found dead in Arkansas residence

A teen has been arrested on charges including capital murder and arson after a 21-year-old man was found dead Tuesday in an Arkansas residence. Continue reading...

Little Rock patrolman hits, critically injures pedestrian

Subscriber onlyA Little Rock police officer driving a patrol vehicle hit a pedestrian in southwest Little Rock on Tuesday evening, a Police Department spokesman said. Continue reading...

Arkansas panel backs junk-food cutoff for food-stamp recipients

Subscriber onlyA proposal to prevent food-stamp recipients from making unhealthful choices at the grocery store gained support from a House panel Tuesday over the objections of food banks and retail grocers. Continue reading...

Arkansas House votes to delay implementing marijuana law

Subscriber onlyThe 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. Continue reading...

Trial set on claim Little Rock owes $250,000 to some people who paid traffic tickets

Fees profuse, suit says

Subscriber onlyA class-action lawsuit accusing the city of Little Rock of improperly collecting $250,000 in fees from people who paid their traffic tickets in monthly installments will progress after a judge ruled against the city's motion to dismiss the case. Continue reading...

Little Rock schools superintendent unveils new budget cuts; 4 campuses to close or be repurposed

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock School District Superintendent Mike Poore on Tuesday announced a newly revised list of budget cut proposals for 2017-18 that will close or repurpose four campuses but, in a change, will keep Carver Magnet Elementary on the city’s east side in operation. Continue reading...

Arkansas judge approves $29.1M payout in Marlboro case

Attorneys, 21,132 plaintiffs awarded

Subscriber onlyPulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox on Tuesday approved paying $29.1 million from a $45 million lawsuit settlement fund to 21,132 Marlboro Lights smokers and their lawyers. Continue reading...

Cattle rustler from Arkansas gets jail time, must pay $60,000

Subscriber onlyPolice in Boone County used a GPS tracking device to catch a cattle rustler. Continue reading...

Yearly growth at Little Rock airport put at 1.4%; boarding rate called not enough for expansion

Subscriber onlyPassenger traffic at the state's largest airport is projected to grow over the next 20 years but not at a rate that would require expanding the terminal anytime soon. Continue reading...

Mistakes again delay opening of North Little Rock vets home

Subscriber onlyThe opening of Arkansas' new veterans home has again been postponed because parts of the facility remain out of compliance with regulators' standards. Continue reading...

2 Arkansans among Obama clemencies

Subscriber only President Barack Obama has commuted the sentence of one Arkansas man and pardoned another, the White House announced Tuesday. Continue reading...

$800,000 added to funds for Arkansas governor

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson raised more than $800,000 at his first re-election campaign fundraiser Jan. 5 at the Capital Hotel in Little Rock, Hutchinson's chief political strategist Jon Gilmore said Tuesday. Continue reading...

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