Update: Trump declares emergency for Arkansas flooding

U.S. 05/31/19, 10:15

The Latest on flooding in the United States (all times local): 9:15 a.m. President Donald Trump has declared an emergency in Arkansas, which has been hit by historic flooding. The Arkansas River floods Harry E. Kelley River Park Thursday, May 30, 2019, in ...

Levees strained as Arkansas River stays at record levels

U.S. 05/30/19, 11:06

The Arkansas River held steady at record levels Thursday morning, putting enormous pressure on aging levees and offering little relief to areas enduring historic flooding. In Fort Smith, Arkansas' second-largest city, officials expected hundreds of homes to flood , while in ...

Arkansas governor’s nephew faces new corruption charges

U.S. 04/11/19, 17:28

A former Arkansas lawmaker, the nephew of Gov. Asa Hutchinson, is accused of accepting bribes in exchange for helping a Missouri nonprofit in a widening federal corruption probe that already has ensnared several state legislators, according to an indictment unsealed ...

Arkansas governor to sign anti-‘sanctuary cities’ bill

U.S. 04/10/19, 21:56

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday he'll sign legislation cutting off funding to "sanctuary cities" that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities despite the Republican's objections that the measure could open the door to racial profiling. The governor announced he would ...

Arkansas lawmakers vote to expand execution drug secrecy

U.S. 04/03/19, 17:57

Arkansas lawmakers sent the governor legislation Wednesday to expand the secrecy surrounding the source of the state's lethal injection drugs, over the objections of media organizations, pharmaceutical companies and death penalty opponents. The House voted 71-16 to approve a bill prohibiting ...

Arkansas’ Medicaid plan in jeopardy after work rule decision

U.S. 03/29/19, 14:57

An effort to keep Arkansas' Medicaid expansion failed Friday in the state House, leaving the future of coverage uncertain for thousands of low-income residents two days after a judge blocked the state's work requirement on the program. The majority-Republican House voted ...

Arkansas, Utah lawmakers pass 18-week abortion bans

U.S. 03/13/19, 22:56

Lawmakers in Arkansas and Utah sent their governors legislation Wednesday banning most abortions 18 weeks into a woman's pregnancy, moving the states closer to enacting bans that could be among the strictest in the country. The Arkansas House gave final approval ...

Arkansas governor signs bill cutting top income tax rate

Business 02/19/19, 17:43

Arkansas' governor on Tuesday signed into law his $97 million plan to cut the state's top income tax rate, and said he wants legislators to address highway funding before looking at any other tax reductions during this year's session.Republican Gov. ...

Arkansas tax cut plan advances to final vote in House

Business 02/12/19, 16:24

A $97 million proposal to cut Arkansas' top income tax rate advanced Tuesday toward its final vote in the Legislature, but House leaders were unsure whether it has enough support to pass after facing resistance from some GOP lawmakers.The House ...

Update: Arkansas Supreme Court justice wins

U.S. 11/07/18, 01:02

The Latest on the 2018 election in Arkansas (all times local): 11 p.m. An Arkansas Supreme Court justice has won re-election after facing a barrage of attack ads and mailers from a Washington-based conservative group. Justice Courtney Goodson defeated challenger and Department of ...

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