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Circuit judge strikes down voter ID law

An Arkansas judge struck down the state's new voter ID law on Thursday, saying it violates the state constitution by adding a requirement that voters must meet before casting a ballot. Continue reading...

Boozman still in recovery, out of ICU

Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman of Arkansas has been moved out of a hospital's intensive care unit and into a private room. Continue reading...

Hearing set in Arkansas voter ID lawsuit

An Arkansas judge has scheduled a hearing over a request to block the enforcement of the state's voter ID law in next month's primary. Continue reading...

Boozman recovering after surgery for aortic tear, official says

U.S. Sen. John Boozman's office says the Republican senator remains hospitalized after undergoing an unexpected heart surgery for a tear in his aorta. Continue reading...

Boozman in hospital; pain in chest prompts surprise heart surgery

Subscriber onlyU.S. Sen. John Boozman was recovering Tuesday after unplanned heart surgery at a Northwest Arkansas hospital, a staff member said. Continue reading...

Agency: 4 candidates have back-taxes liens

State files reviewed on 400 hopefuls

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration had active liens last week for unpaid income taxes against at least four judicial candidates and one state representative who is running for re-election. Continue reading...

81 judges since ’06 on suspension list

Action taken 157 times, files show

Subscriber onlyNearly one-third of the state’s sitting judges since 2006 have been suspended from practicing law a combined 157 times for nonpayment of annual law-license dues, according to a review of information provided by the clerk of the courts. Continue reading...

Interim judge also ruled ballot-eligible

Subscriber onlyInterim Judge H.G. Foster of Conway is a bona fide judicial candidate, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen ruled Tuesday in a decision that repeated his earlier finding that an Arkansas court rule that suspends lawyers for paying dues late is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced. Continue reading...

Cotton, Pryor campaigns file finance data

Total of $2.5 million raised by two in year’s 1st quarter

Subscriber onlyU.S. Rep. Tom Cotton edged out U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor in campaign donations in the first three months of the year, according to federal campaign-finance reports released Tuesday. Continue reading...

Private-option law focus in GOP race

Irvin’s 2013 support propels Grace

Subscriber onlyState Sen. Missy Irvin, R-Mountain View, who voted for Medicaid expansion in 2013 and then voted against it this year, will have to defeat a foe of the expansion in the May 20 primary to return to the Legislature in 2015. Continue reading...

Outside cash tilts Senate contests

Some Democrats see edge narrow

Subscriber onlyDemocrats in races that will help determine control of the U.S. Senate are rapidly burning through their campaign cash, whittling away their financial advantage over Republican opponents as they fend off attacks from conservative groups, according to figures released through Friday. Continue reading...

Arkansas to appeal decision striking 12-week abortion ban

The state of Arkansas will appeal a federal judge's decision to strike down part of a law that banned most abortions after 12 weeks, one of the law's primary sponsors said Friday. Continue reading...