Latest Arkansas News

Arkansas governor calls for special session on tax cuts and funds for hunting and fishing agency

Jun. 11, 2024 20:16 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday called a special legislative session to take up tax cuts and the budget for the agency overseeing hunting and fishing. The Republican governor said in a post on X that she's calling for $500 million in income...

Lawsuit filed challenging Arkansas school voucher program created by 2023 law

Jun. 11, 2024 18:45 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Four Arkansas residents have filed a lawsuit challenging a school voucher program created by an education overhaul signed by Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders last year, saying it violates the state constitution's protections for educational funding. The suit...

McKenzie Long of Mississippi wins 3 titles, Arkansas takes team crown at NCAA track championships

Jun. 08, 2024 20:37 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — McKenzie Long of Mississippi captured titles in the 100 meters, 200 and 400-meter relay, while Arkansas won the team title at the NCAA women's outdoor track and field championships on Saturday. Long won the 100 in 10.82 seconds, finished the 200 in a...

Prosecutor won't file criminal charges over purchase of $19K lectern by Arkansas governor's office

Jun. 07, 2024 18:41 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A prosecutor said Friday he will not file any criminal charges over the purchase of a $19,000 lectern by the office of Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders that attracted nationwide scrutiny. An audit had found the purchase potentially violated state laws...

Mississippi is the latest state sued by tech group over age verification on websites

Jun. 07, 2024 16:19 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A new Mississippi law requiring users of websites and other digital services to verify their age will unconstitutionally limit access to online speech for minors and adults, a tech industry group says in a lawsuit filed Friday. Legislators said the new law is...

Judge won't block North Dakota's ban on gender-affirming care for children

Jun. 06, 2024 15:07 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota law banning gender-affirming care for children will continue to be enforced pending a court challenge, but any kids whose treatments began before the law took effect in April 2023 can keep getting the care, according to a judge’s ruling released Wednesday. ...

Walmart offers new perks for workers, from a new bonus plan to opportunities in skilled trade jobs

Jun. 05, 2024 10:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is offering new perks for its hourly U.S. workers, ranging from a new bonus plan to opportunities to move into skilled trade jobs within the company. The perks program announced Wednesday comes as the nation's largest private employer says it's seeing a...

US Supreme Court sends Arkansas redistricting case back to judges after South Carolina ruling

Jun. 03, 2024 16:58 PM EDT

The Supreme Court on Monday sent a lawsuit challenging Arkansas' 2021 U.S. House map back to a three-judge panel, ordering it to review the suit in light of the high court's decision against similar claims of bias in a redistricting case from South Carolina. The ruling is a setback...

SE Missouri State eliminates No. 5 national seed Arkansas at Fayetteville Regional with 6-3 victory

Jun. 02, 2024 17:26 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Ty Stauss hit a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning and Southeast Missouri State never trailed in a 6-3 victory over No. 5 national seed Arkansas at the Fayetteville Regional on Sunday, eliminating the Razorbacks. SE Missouri State (36-26)...

Culpepper's 3-run HR helps Kansas State beat Arkansas 7-6

Jun. 02, 2024 00:31 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Kaelen Culpepper hit a three-run home run as part of Kansas State’s six-run fifth inning and the Wildcats beat host Arkansas 7-6 Saturday night at the Fayetteville Regional. Kansas State (34-24) will play Arkansas or Southeast Missouri State — which...