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Trial delayed for Arkansas U.S. Capitol rioter

Richard Barnett of Gravett holds a piece of mail as he sits inside the office of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images A trial date for Richard Barnett of Gravette — photographed in the office of U.S. Speaker of the […]

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Hillary Clinton talks democracy in NWA

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton answered questions posed by Angie Maxwell, director of the Diane Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society. Photo: Worth Sparkman/Axios Former first lady of Arkansas, presidential candidate and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on Wednesday night. Her appearance, for which Angie […]

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Karen Bass, Juan Ciscomani among the history-makers of the 2022 midterm elections | #elections | #alabama

CNN  —  As midterm results continue to roll in days after Election Day, Democratic and Republican candidates have already been celebrating historic victories. Heading into Election Day, both parties were looking to diversify their ranks of elected officials, both in Congress and beyond, and they appear on track to do so. House Republicans will add […]

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Arkansas lawmakers react to Senate passing Respect for Marriage Act

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriage passed the U.S. Senate with a 61 to 36 vote on Tuesday, and Arkansas lawmakers explained their decision to vote against the bill. The current bill has bipartisan support from democrats and republicans, with more than two-thirds of senate republicans voting against the […]

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Arkansas Gov.-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders announces senior staff appointments | News

TEXARKANA, Ark. – Governor-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced the appointments of four senior staff members on Tuesday. Judd P. Deere was chosen as deputy chief of staff. Also chosen as deputy chief of staff was Kelly Eichler. Andrew “Vu” Ritchie was appointed chief legal counsel and named as director of public affairs was Jordan Powell. […]

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Clintons elevate women’s voices at Arkansas summit

Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton accept an award during Variety’s Power of Women on Sept. 28. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Variety via Getty Images Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and vice chair of the Clinton Foundation Chelsea Clinton are hosting a “Women’s Voices Summit” in Little Rock on Friday. What’s happening: Organizers say conversations at […]

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Defense takes turn in federal transgender youth trial in Arkansas

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios A trial to decide the fate of Arkansas’ 2021 law banning gender-affirming medical care for minors resumed Monday. At issue is whether to uphold or permanently block a law Gov. Asa Hutchinson refused to sign. Why it matters: The inability to access gender-affirming care has been linked to worse mental health outcomes […]

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Arkansas lawmakers look to next farm bill

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios Sen. John Boozman and Rep. Rick Crawford — both Republicans — are already looking at possible changes to the next farm bill, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports. Why it matters: The bill allocates funding for federal nutrition, farming and conservation programs as well as agriculture research and rural development. Zoom in: The agriculture […]

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Runoff elections coming up in NW Arkansas

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios Most local and state elections were decided after the Nov. 8 midterms, but voters still have some decisions to make. What’s happening: Early voting for runoff elections starts Tuesday, Nov. 29. Election Day is Dec. 6. The following races are on the ballot: Rogers City Council: Incumbent Clay Kendall will face challenger […]

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Arkansas GOP governor says Trump’s meeting with Holocaust denier is ‘very troubling’ and ’empowering’ for extremism

CNN  —  Former President Donald Trump’s meeting last week with White nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes was “very troubling” and “empowering” for extremism, Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Sunday. “No, I don’t think it’s a good idea for a leader that’s setting an example for the country or the party to meet with (an) […]

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