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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.
Health Dec 191 in 5 prisoners in the U.S. has had COVID-19, 1,700 have died
One in every five state and federal prisoners in the United States has tested positive for the coronavirus, a rate more than four times as high as the general population. Now the rollout of vaccines poses difficult decisions for politicians…
Health Jul 26Some US police resist enforcing coronavirus mask mandates
Lang Holland, the chief of police in tiny Marshall, Arkansas, said he thinks the threat of the coronavirus has been overstated and only wears a face mask if he’s inside a business that requires them. He doesn’t make his officers…
Nation Jul 16Arkansas to require face masks to combat coronavirus surge
The Republican governor issued the order Thursday after weeks of resisting such a requirement. His decision, which takes effect Monday, follows growing support from business and health leaders and comes a day after Bentonville-based Walmart said it would require customers…
Economy Jun 12Some states hit pause, others press on amid spike in virus
Utah and Oregon have hit the pause button, putting any further reopenings of their economies on hold amid a spike in coronavirus cases. But there is no turning back in such states as Texas, California, Arkansas and Arizona despite flashing…