LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Abortion opponents urged Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor on Friday to support banning the procedure 20 weeks into a woman’s pregnancy, an effort by conservatives to move social issues to the forefront of the nationally watched Arkansas race.A coalition of groups rallie...
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LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A proposal that would end dry counties in Arkansas has enough signatures to appear on the November ballot, state officials verified Friday.The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment needed 78,133 signatures to go before voters on Nov. 4. Secretary of State Mark Martin’s...
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LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Pulaski County circuit judge rejected an effort by Arkansas Republicans to force Gov. Mike Beebe to disclose documents they say are public.Judge Mary McGowan tossed out the GOP’s Freedom of Information lawsuit earlier this week, agreeing with the Democratic governor...
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City, county offices to close for holidayThe Union County Courthouse will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day, and will re-open for business on Tuesday.All offices of the city of El Dorado, with the exception of the police and fire departments, will be also be closed Monday for Labor Day.Rib...
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Two people found dead in LR homeLITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities are investigating after two people were found dead at a home in Little Rock.Police say authorities responded to a report of a fire at a duplex on 26th and Spring streets shortly before 4 a.m. Friday. Once there, emergency responder...
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Today• Disabled American Veterans and Auxiliary will meet at 10 a.m. the second Saturday at Grace Bible Baptist Church, 1502 Champagnolle. Anyone who is a disabled veteran is welcome to attend and join the activities. • South Arkansas African American History Museum, 423 W. Fifth St., is o...
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• Ebenezer Baptist Church: The Jason Runnels Family will present a concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church, located at 3408 N. Wyatt Drive. According to a release from the church, “Jason has performed with Tony Gore & Majesty, the Down East Boys and Gaither Homecoming. In 2000, he was...
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Mom makes Islamic appeal for life of her journalist sonMIAMI (AP) — The mother of an American journalist held hostage and threatened with death makes an Islamic appeal for his life in a video addressed to his captors.In the video aired on the Al-Arabiya television network, Shirley Sotloff says...
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Federal judge throws out new Texas abortion restrictionsAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state.U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sided with clinics that sued over one of the mo...
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