Republican lawmakers are trying to effectively reinstate a now-blocked ban on gender-affirming care for minors.
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Sanders proposes teacher raises, vouchers in bill
Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders proposed an overhaul of the state’s schools that will pair a 39% raise in starting teacher pay with a new voucher program that will direct public money to pay for private and home schooling.
Arkansas Gov. Sanders slams Biden for ‘woke fantasies’
Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders painted a dystopian portrait of the country in her rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address Tuesday night.
Arkansas Gov. Sanders to offer State of the Union rebuttal
The speech is a reintroduction for Sanders, already well known from her time as press secretary and one of Trump’s closest aides.
Arkansas House passes amended bill that no longer targets drag performances
Opponents of the legislation said the amended version is an improvement over the original proposal that specifically targeted drag shows.
One killed and four injured at rap concert in Newport
One person is dead and four others injured following a shooting at a rap concert in Newport, Arkansas, early Sunday.
Arkansas Gov. Sanders to give GOP response to Biden address
Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders will deliver the Republican address to the nation in response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union speech next week.
Arkansas House passes school bathroom bill, heads to Senate
The Arkansas House on Wednesday approved legislation preventing transgender people at public schools from using bathrooms that match their gender identity.
Green Bay man wanted in double homicide captured in Arkansas
A man suspected of killing two women in Green Bay over the weekend has been arrested by police in Arkansas, authorities said Monday.
Arkansas court lifts judge’s ruling against mask mandate ban
The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday lifted a judge’s decision to strike down a ban on mask mandates by public schools and government entities.
Tyson heir and CFO settles trespassing, intoxication charges
Tyson Foods Chief Financial Officer John R. Tyson has settled public intoxication and criminal trespassing charges filed against him after he broke into a stranger’s home and fell asleep on her bed.
Walmart’s Sam’s Club to add 30 stores in next few years
Walmart said Thursday it plans to open more than 30 Sam’s Club locations in the next few years, marking the first expansion since 2017.
Arkansas Senate OKs drag show restrictions; heads to House
The bill defines a drag show as someone singing, lip-synching, dancing or performing before an audience of at least two people while exhibiting a gender identity different from their gender at birth.
Arkansas officers charged in violent arrest caught on video
A federal grand jury charged the officers with using excessive force by hitting a man multiple times while he was on the ground.
Arkansas man who propped feet on Pelosi’s desk found guilty in Jan. 6 case
An Arkansas man who propped his feet up on a desk in then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the U.S. Capitol riot was convicted on Monday of joining a mob’s attack on the building two years ago.