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Arkansas death row inmate asks court to halt execution.

One of eight Arkansas death row inmates facing lethal injection next month is asking the state's highest court to block his execution so evidence from his murder trial can be retested.

- FOX News - US

Name/Gender Marker Clinic Hosted in Arkansas.

Post submitted by Kaiden O'Suilleabhain, ArTEC Social Committee The first Little Rock Name and Gender Marker Clinic in 2017 was a success. The clinic was held on March 18 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Little Rock. The event was organized by Arkansas Transgender Equality Coalition members Colin Robinson and Kris ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

Future Arkansas Doctors Learn Best Practices for LGBTQ Patients.

Earlier this month, HRC Arkansas curated a diverse patient panel for 170 second-year medical students at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences .  The panel consisted of Arkansas Transgender Equality board members Krys Stephens and Michelle Palumbo, the Arkansas Department of Health LGBT Liaison, Kevin Holmes, and ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

Arkansas panel backs gun ban at stadiums after SEC plea.

An Arkansas House committee advanced a measure Tuesday to exempt college sporting events from a state law allowing guns after the Southeastern Conference appealed for guns to be banned from … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

Arkansas panel backs gun ban at stadiums after SEC plea.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas House committee advanced a measure Tuesday to exempt college sporting events from a state law allowing guns after the Southeastern Conference appealed for guns to be banned from facilities such as football stadiums.

- Billings Gazette - US

Lawyers Say President Trump Should Be Shielded From 'Apprentice' Lawsuit.

The president's defense is based on a 1997 Supreme Court case involving defamation claims by former Arkansas state employee Paula Jones against President Bill Clinton.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Arkansas death row inmates sue to halt execution spree.

Death row inmates in Arkansas filed a lawsuit Tuesday to contest the US state's plan to end their lives over a shortened period of just 10 days. The post Arkansas death row inmates sue to halt execution spree appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Mumps cases reach 20 at LSU: Fox 8 report.

The first cases were reported by the Louisiana Department of Health in mid-March, after an outbreak in Arkansas.

- Times-Picayune - US

The Latest: New lawsuit filed over Arkansas executions.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. " The Latest on developments regarding Arkansas' plans to execute eight inmates over a 10-day period next month :3:40 p.m.Five of the eight Arkansas inmates facing lethal injection next...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

SEC asks Arkansas to exempt stadiums, arenas from gun law.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. " The Southeastern Conference said Tuesday it wants Arkansas lawmakers to exempt college sporting events such as football games from a new law greatly expanding where concealed handguns are allowed, citing concerns...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Arkansas lawmaker: Online taxes bill dead for the session.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. " A proposal to force online retailers to collect Arkansas sales taxes failed for the third time before a House committee Tuesday, prompting a lawmaker sponsoring the measure to declare it dead for the session.The...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

1841 Mountain Howitzer cannon replica serves as history tool at Arkansas historic site

It's an attractive display in the Drennen-Scott House's visitor center, but the Model 1841 replica "Mountain Howitzer" also serves as an educational tool for both local and national history.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Report: Seven lawsuits filed over Arby's data breach

Seven federal lawsuits have been filed over the data breach last fall at Arby's restaurants, the Associated Press reported. According to the news service, eight credit unions and banks from Indiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Montana have filed suit since early February. Arby's announced March ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Board recommends rejecting clemency for 2 Arkansas inmates

The Arkansas Parole Board recommended Monday that the governor reject long-shot bids for clemency by two of inmates facing lethal injection next month, as a new lawsuit challenges the state's unprecedented plan to conduct four double executions over a 10-day period.

- WRAL.com - US

Arkansas inmates ask judge to halt four double-executions planned over 10-day stretch

The eight inmates facing lethal injection in Arkansas next month asked a federal judge on Monday to block the state's unprecedented plan to conduct four nights of double executions over a 10-day period. Attorneys for the inmates sought a preliminary injunction to halt the executions, which are scheduled to begin April 17, ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Eight Arkansas death row inmates sue to block executions over 10 days

Eight Arkansas death row inmates who are scheduled to die over a 10-day period in April filed a lawsuit in federal court on Monday to halt their executions, saying the state's rush to the death chamber was reckless and unconstitutional. Governor Asa Hutchinson has approved back-to-back executi...

- The Raw Story - US

Arkansas officials planning eight executions in 10 days face a new challenge: Not enough people to watch

By law, six people much watch all executions to ensure that the state's death penalty laws are properly followed, but the state has struggled to find people to do so and are now asking for volunteers

- National Post - CA

Eight Arkansas death row inmates sue to block executions over 10 days

Governor Asa Hutchinson has approved back-to-back executions for April 17, 20, 24 and 27 to make sure a difficult-to-acquire lethal injection chemicals do not expire before the state can implement the punishments. Arkansas' last execution was in 2005, and it has faced numerous legal challenges since then about its protocols ...

- Yahoo! News - US

The Latest: Board recommends rejecting clemency for inmates

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. " The Latest on eight upcoming executions in Arkansas :3 p.m.The Arkansas Parole Board is recommending the governor reject long-shot bids for clemency by two inmates facing lethal injection...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Scientists change spinach leaves from heart-healthy to actual human heart tissue

Someone tell Popeye: Spinach isn't just good for your muscles. It can actually become muscles. Well, sort of. Researchers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Arkansas State … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

Sen. Tom Cotton: The House moved too fast on repeal and replace

Sen. Tom Cotton, R - Arkansas told CBS' John Dickerson, "To release a bill that was written in secret and then expect to pass it in 18 days, I just don't think was feasible."

- CBS NEWS - US

Arkansas exposure bill targets transgender rights, will hit economy, foes say

An Arkansas lawmaker wants to expand the state's indecent exposure law in a move that opponents say could criminalize transgender people's use of bathrooms. Republican Rep. Bob Ballinger's proposal would make it a crime for people to knowingly expose their sex organs to someone of the opposite sex in a public place under ...

- The Japan Times - JP

A man to be executed in Arkansas next month is making a last ditch push for clemency

Reuters/Gary Cameron An Arkansas man on death row may get one last chance at clemency when lawyers present previously undisclosed evidence of severe childhood physical and sexual abuse to the parole board on Monday. Marcel Wayne Williams, 46, one of 8 Arkansas prisoners sentenced for execution in the month of April, was ...

- Business Insider - US

Arkansas legislature passes law prohibiting deals with companies that boycott Israel

, The Arkansas state legislature has passed a law that prohibits state agencies from contracting with or investing in companies that boycott Israel. The law was sent to Arkansas State Gov. William Hutchinson on Friday for his signature. The bill passed the state House of Representatives on its third reading on Wednesday by ...

- JTA - US

Arkansas legislature passes anti-BDS legislation

Arkansas state legislature passes a law that prohibits state agencies from contracting with or investing in companies that boycott Israel.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Opponents: Arkansas exposure bill targets transgender people

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. " An Arkansas lawmaker wants to expand the state's indecent exposure in a move that opponents say could criminalize transgender people's use of bathrooms.Republican Rep. Bob Ballinger's proposal would make...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Opponents: Arkansas exposure bill targets transgender people

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas lawmaker wants to expand the state's indecent exposure in a move that opponents say could criminalize...

- Townhall.com - US

Storms destroy church, homes in week of turbulent weather

Storms demolished mobile homes in Arkansas and a church in Louisiana as a menacing weather system threatened several states across the South and Midwest, authorities said. A tornado destroyed four … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

Storms destroy church, homes in week of turbulent weather

Storms demolished mobile homes in Arkansas and a church in Louisiana as a menacing weather system threatened several states across the South and Midwest, authorities said.

- Billings Gazette - US

Storms destroy church, homes in week of turbulent weather

Storms demolished mobile homes in Arkansas and a church in Louisiana as a menacing weather system threatened several states across the South and...

- Townhall.com - US

Angry over U.S. healthcare fail, Trump voters spare him blame

The day after the flaming out of U.S. President Donald Trump's first major legislative initiative, his supporters across America were lashing out - at conservatives, at Democrats, at leaders of his Republican Party in Congress. "Being a businessman, he'll not take 'no' for an answer," said Tony Nappi, a 71-year-old from ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Arkansas inmates make longshot bid to avoid double execution

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 … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

Arkansas inmates make longshot bid to avoid double execution

 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.

- Newsday - US

Students can now carry concealed guns on campus in Arkansas

Over the strong objection of a university chancellor, Arkansas legislators approved a measure this week to allow people to carry concealed weapons in college campuses, bars and government buildings. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, flanked by Arkansas House legislators and a gun lobbyist, signed House Bill 1294 on ...

- VICE News - US

Execution witnesses needed in Arkansas

Arkansas is looking for volunteers to witness an unprecedented number of executions taking place over ten days in April.

- FOX News - US

Arkansas inmates make longshot bid to avoid double execution

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.

- FOX News - US

Arkansas is turning to rotary clubs to recruit witnesses for executions

Arkansas is having trouble recruiting witnesses for the death row executions the state has slated for a 10-day period next month, so it's looking to rotary clubs for potential enlistees. Under state law, six to 12 citizen witnesses are required to ensure that executions are carried out lawfully. The criteria

- VICE News - US

There's a Chipotle index that reveals which cities pay the most for burritos

Flickr/b-dussChipotle burritos may taste the same across the US — but they aren't priced equally. The Chipotle Index, created by Michael Mattheakis, a computer science student at the University of Michigan, allows you to compare the cost of a chicken burrito at your local store to prices nationwide. For example, a burrito ...

- Business Insider - US

Arkansas votes in favor of education pilot program

- Education Week - US

2 Arkansas school boards cease prayer after complaints

- Education Week - US

Patton Oswalt performs Mike Huckabee's Twitter jokes for Jimmy Kimmel

Somebody, at some point, must have told former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee that he was funny. Maybe they were right, Jimmy Kimmel said on Thursday's Kimmel Live. Huckabee writes daily topical jokes on Twitter, "but like a lot of great comedy voices, not everyone 'gets it,'" Kimmel said. "Some people have been posting tweets ...

- The Week - US

Arkansas could allow guns inside college football, basketball games

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed Wednesday a wide-ranging gun rights bill that allows guns to be brought into college sports venues, including football and basketball games.…

- TheBlaze.com - US

Arkansas rethinks new law that allows guns at sports games

A day after Arkansas enacted a law allowing licensed concealed handgun holders to take weapons into more places, the state Senate on Thursday approved rolling back part of the provision that allowed concealed handguns at sporting events. Some critics of the current law said the combination of college sports, alcohol and ...

- Yahoo! News - US

4 charged after New York man's body found on Arkansas farm

Police have arrested two more people after finding the body of an elderly New York man in a suitcase on an Arkansas farm.

- FOX News - US

Think of the Children Before Scrapping the NEA, Says Mike Huckabee

The former Arkansas governor argues that federal subsidies for the arts are "essential," because creativity.

- Reason.com - US

'Killing the Hope': Mike Huckabee Makes Passionate Plea For National Endowment of the Arts Funding

Former Arkansas governor and frequent presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, added his voice to the growing list of politicians criticizing Donald Trump's proposed federal budget.

- Mediaite - US

More Than 115 Anti-LGBTQ Bills Introduced in 30 States

As lawmakers continue to meet in state capitols around the country, HRC is tracking more than 115 anti-LGBTQ bills in 30 states.* The states are: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, New York, ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

Social Media, Math And The Mystery Of A Mumps Outbreak

Since August 2016, there have been nearly 3,000 cases of mumps diagnosed in Arkansas. A epidemiologist explains how her team used online data and mathematical modeling to understand the outbreak.

- NPR - US

A Senator's Plan to Reduce the Flow of Legal Migrants

The consensus among Republicans that more legal immigration is needed is dissolving. Tom Cotton, a Republican senator from Arkansas, says the U.S. admits too many legal immigrants based on family ties rather than skills, education or the ability to assimilate, Greg Ip writes.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Mike Huckabee is urging Trump not to slash funding for the arts

AP Photo/Nati HarnikThe list of politicians urging President Donald Trump to spare the arts from federal funding cuts added an unexpected name on Wednesday: Mike Huckabee. In a column in The Washington Post, the former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate called on Trump to reconsider slashing the budget ...

- Business Insider - US

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