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Landmark trial on Arkansas trans youth medical ban wraps up

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The nation’s first trial on a ban on gender-confirming care for children ended Thursday, as Arkansas wrapped up its case defending the prohibition with testimony from an endocrinologist opposed to such treatments for minors. U.S. District Judge Jay Moody, who is considering whether to strike down the law after hearing nearly […]

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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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Arkansas Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he’s ‘very seriously’ considering 2024 presidential bid

Washington CNN  —  Arkansas Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson is “very seriously” considering a 2024 presidential campaign, he told “CNN This Morning” on Thursday. “Absolutely. I’m looking at it – looking at it very seriously. After the midterm elections, it’s more intense, and it’s an accelerated review, and after going to Iowa, I’m encouraged that a […]

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Arkansas governor declares Arkansas Turkey Week

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KARK/KAIT) – With Thanksgiving nearing, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson wanted to celebrate the week by doing something special. The outgoing leader announced Sunday, Nov. 20 to Saturday, Nov. 26 as Arkansas Turkey Week. “The poultry industry is one of Arkansas’s many great success stories. We put turkeys on tables all over the […]

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Arkansas Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he’s ‘very seriously’ considering 2024 bid

Washington CNN  —  Arkansas Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson is “very seriously” considering a 2024 presidential campaign, he told “CNN This Morning” on Thursday. “Absolutely. I’m looking at it – looking at it very seriously. After the midterm elections, it’s more intense, and it’s an accelerated review, and after going to Iowa, I’m encouraged that a […]

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Ammunition manufacturer bringing 125 jobs to Arkansas | Arkansas

(The Center Square) – Ammunition manufacturer Fiocchi announced Tuesday it is expanding operations in Arkansas, creating 125 new jobs. The Italian-based company, which already has one site in Arkansas, said the new expansion in the Port of Little Rock would represent a $42 million investment. “This is the second development we have started to create […]

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Arkansas governor stops in Blytheville, talks business, potential presidential bid

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) – Nearly a week after a new governor was chosen for the state of Arkansas, the current leader is making some last-minute visits. On Monday, Nov. 14, Gov. Asa Hutchinson made a stop in Blytheville for a luncheon held by the Chamber of Commerce. During his trip, the governor praised the city […]

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders wins Arkansas gubernatorial race

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT) – Republican Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be Arkansas’s next governor. According to early returns, the former press secretary for President Donald Trump defeated Democrat Chris Jones. Her father, Mike Huckabee, served as Arkansas’s 44th governor from 1996 to 2007. Also running for governor were Independent Ricky Dale Harrington, Jr. and write-in […]

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Arkansas’ governor recommends school funding increase

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday recommended that lawmakers increase public school funding by $550 million over the next two years to raise teacher pay as the Republican prepares to leave office in January. Hutchinson presented his budget recommendations to a legislative panel days after Republican Sarah Huckabee Sanders was elected the […]

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Gov. Hutchinson presents proposed Arkansas budget to lawmakers

Gov. Asa Hutchinson presents proposed state budget to lawmakers Updated: 9:16 AM CST Nov 10, 2022 Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is presenting his proposed budget to lawmakers. Watch his presentation live in the video player above.Hutchinson’s presentation to the Joint Budget Committee includes increases in spending to education and foster care.It would also increase funding […]

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