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Mike Huckabee: Cry-Baby Dems Take 'Massive Risk' in Gorsuch Fight

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:54:09 GMT

Democrats are wasting time trying to prove Neil Gorsuch is unfit to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court and will be "shooting themselves in the foot" if they try to filibuster his confirmation, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says. "The Democrats, or at least their leader [Sen.] Chuck Schumer, are now vowing to make good on their Quixotic threat to filibuster his nomination," the two-time GOP presidential candidate wrote late Thursday on his Facebook page.

Victim's husband warns against racism

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:48:47 GMT

MADISON, Wis. The husband of one of four people killed in a string of shootings by a suspect who is Hmong urged community members not to "get caught up in colors" in reacting to the attack.

Execution witnesses needed in Arkansas

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 02:51:45 GMT

At this time the Arkansas Department of Corrections can't find enough people to watch all of them. It started when Director of the Dept.

The Israel Project Thanks Arkansas for Passing Anti-BDS Discrimination Legislation

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:32:38 GMT

The Israel Project today commended Arkansas state legislators for passing a law that prohibits state agencies from contracting with, or investing in, companies that participate in the discriminatory Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign. The legislation is expected to be signed into law by Gov. Hutchinson.

Arkansas inmates make longshot bid to avoid double execution

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:13:35 GMT

Two Arkansas inmates scheduled for back-to-back lethal injections next month asked the parole board Friday to spare their lives, a longshot bid as the state prepares for an unprecedented four nights of double executions over a 10-day period. While Texas has executed eight people in a month - twice in 1997 - no state has executed that many prisoners in 10 days.

Vice-President Mike Pence To Visit Little Rock Amid Healthcare Debate

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:57:56 GMT

He will meet with small business owners in Little Rock to discuss the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as well as its impact on Arkansas, reported affiliate KTHV . There will be a session at 2:30 p.m. at the Little Rock Tours and Travel office.

The Latest: Spicer calls on Schumer to drop filibuster plan

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:23:48 GMT

Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch return from a break to continue his testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. . Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch, right, stands up during a break in his testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Death rates up for middle age whites with little education

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:10:20 GMT

In Oregon, school districts with Native American mascots must abandon them by July or risk punishment that could include the withholding of state funds. The long-promised GOP health bill to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act is on the brink, short of votes just hours before Republican leaders plan to put it on the House floor.

The Latest: UK minister: London attack is attack on world

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 03:13:34 GMT

A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain's seat of power Wedn... . Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood, left, stands amongst the emergency services at the scene outside the Palace of Westminster, London, Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Arkansas reconsiders letting guns in stadiums, arenas

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:42:39 GMT

Arkansas lawmakers voted Thursday to exempt college sporting events from a new state law that greatly expands where concealed handguns are allowed, moving quickly to address concerns about the sweeping gun rights measure leading to armed spectators at stadiums and arenas. The Arkansas Senate voted 22-10 to add the exemption to a new state law that Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed Wednesday allowing concealed handguns at colleges, government buildings, some bars and even the state Capitol.

Huckabee sings praises of arts funding, asks Trump to spare from budget ax

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:11:26 GMT

A former Republican campaign rival to President Donald Trump and father of one his top advisers says the president's proposed cuts to the National Endowment of the Arts would hurt low-income children by "killing the hope and help that come from creativity." "I do care greatly about the real recipients of endowment funds: the kids in poverty for whom NEA programs may be their only chance to learn to play an instrument, test-drive their God-given creativity and develop a passion for those things that civilize and humanize us all," former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee wrote in a Washington Post op-ed published Thursday.

Arkansas recreational marijuana proposal is rejected

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:51:16 GMT

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has rejected a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana use in the state. In an opinion dated Tuesday and released Wednesday, Rutledge said the ballot title of the proposal is ambiguous and "that a number of additions or changes" are needed "to more fully and correctly summarize" the proposal.

Stickyz to rap it up with Arkansas Bo

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:19:04 GMT

Little Rock rapper Big Piph and his band Tomorrow Maybe headline a multi-act rap bill at Stickyz Rock 'n' Roll Chicken Shack on Friday. Aaron Joseph Newman, Marcel P. Black and DJ Silky Slim are set to appear, as is Stuttgart rapper Arkansas Bo.

New Arkansas Law Allows Local Control for School Bus Seat Belts

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:49:45 GMT

What started as a young 4-H member's scare from a family car accident has turned into a law that gives Arkansas residents the legal framework to ask their local school districts to require seat belts on new school buses starting in 2018. Hannah Alder, a 13-year-old Star City Middle School student and 4-H member, watched on March 6 as Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed House Bill 1002 into law at the state Capitol.

Social Media, Math And The Mystery Of A Mumps Outbreak

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:19:11 GMT

In August 2016, an outbreak of mumps began in Arkansas . Since then, there have been nearly 3,000 cases of the disease across 33 counties in the state.

Temperatures in Arkansas meet, beat records

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:34:28 GMT

A cyclist at Two Rivers Park in Little Rock takes advantage of Tuesday's unseasonably warm weather to get in a ride. Temperatures reached the upper 80s in the area.

Can we get a witness? Arkansas seeks volunteers to watch eight...

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:50:56 GMT

The Arkansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty is undeterred by the cold reception a House committee Tuesday gave bills to abolish or limit the death penalty. It has scheduled two events, in addition to encouraging peaceful demonstrations in front of the Governor's Mansion every evening until the round of eight executions scheduled over 10 days by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.