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Politics Dec 17Federal appeals court allows Biden employer vaccine mandate to take effect
Friday's 2-1 ruling from a panel of judges on the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reverses a lower-court ruling that had paused the requirement. Republican-led states are challenging the rule.
Nation Sep 17Ex-deputy charged with manslaughter in white teen’s death
A special prosecutor announced the felony charge against Michael Davis, a former sergeant with the Lonoke County Sheriff's Office, in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Hunter Brittain. Davis faces between three and 10 years in prison if convicted.
Education Aug 06Arkansas judge blocks state from enforcing mask mandate ban
An Arkansas judge has temporarily blocked the state from enforcing a law that prevents schools and other governmental agencies from requiring masks.
Health Aug 05Schools sue and mayor defies Arkansas mask mandate ban
Arkansas' ban on mask mandates faces a new legal challenge and defiance from the mayor of the state capital as the state's coronavirus cases continue to spiral.
Nation Jul 20Federal judge blocks Arkansas law banning most abortions
U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker on Tuesday issued a preliminary injunction preventing the law's enforcement while she considers a challenge to its constitutionality.
Nation May 14Mississippi River traffic reopened under damaged bridge
River traffic has reopened on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee, three days after it was closed when a crack was discovered in the Interstate 40 bridge that connects Tennessee and Arkansas, the U.S. Coast Guard said Friday.
Health Apr 05Arkansas governor vetoes transgender youth treatment ban
The move followed pleas from pediatricians, social workers and the parents of trans youth. The bill was among several targeting transgender people that have easily advanced in Arkansas.
Politics Mar 26Arkansas governor signs bill allowing medical workers to refuse treatment to LGBTQ people
The new law won't take effect until late this summer. The measure is among several targeting transgender people advancing through Arkansas' legislature.
Politics Mar 09Arkansas governor signs near-total abortion ban into law
The Republican governor had expressed reservations about the bill, which does not provide exceptions for those impregnated in an act of rape or incest.
Politics Jan 25Former Trump spokeswoman Sarah Sanders running for Arkansas governor
She was one of now-former President Donald Trump's closest aides, and she launches her bid after the U.S. House impeached Trump for inciting the deadly siege this month at the U.S. Capitol.