Latest Arkansas state government News

Appeals court upholds Arkansas’ Israel boycott pledge law

Jun. 22, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld Arkansas’ law requiring state contractors to pledge not to boycott Israel, finding the restriction is not an unconstitutional violation of free speech. The full 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals reversed a 2-1...

Early voting begins for Arkansas primary runoff elections

Jun. 14, 2022 08:39 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Early voting began Tuesday in Arkansas for next week's primary runoff election. There are no statewide or congressional races on the ballot in the June 21 runoff so the action will instead focus on several Republican primaries for the state Legislature....

Arkansas highway reopened a day after crashes killed 3

Jun. 09, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

FRIENDSHIP, Ark. (AP) — Interstate 30 in southwestern Arkansas reopened Thursday, more than 24 hours after at least three people were killed during a series of crashes that happened during stormy weather, authorities said. The last closed westbound lane of the interstate was...

3 dead after Arkansas highway crashes during thunderstorms

Jun. 09, 2022 07:22 AM EDT

FRIENDSHIP, Ark. (AP) — Three people were killed after at least a dozen vehicles collided in different spots along heavily traveled Interstate 30 during thunderstorms in southwestern Arkansas, state police said. The crashes happened Wednesday afternoon in the eastbound lanes of the...

Shootings prompt debate on purchase age for AR-style rifles

Jun. 01, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The gunmen in two of the nation's most recent mass shootings legally bought the semi-automatic rifles they used in their massacres after they turned 18. That's prompting Congress and some governors and state lawmakers to revisit the question of whether to raise the...

Midterm updates | Nguyen in runoff in Democratic SoS primary

May. 25, 2022 02:01 AM EDT

ATLANTA — State Rep. Bee Nguyen is advancing to a runoff in the Democratic primary for Georgia secretary of state. It was too early to tell which of the other four Democratic candidates she will face in the June 21 contest. They are Floyd Griffin, a state senator and former mayor...

Trump press secretary Sanders wins GOP Arkansas governor nod

May. 25, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Sarah Sanders won the Republican nomination for governor in Arkansas on Tuesday, putting her on a clear path to lead a solidly red state where Donald Trump’s popularity has overshadowed questions about his administration’s credibility that she faced during her time as...

Rick Crawford wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Arkansas' 1st Congressional District.

May. 24, 2022 22:12 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Crawford wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Arkansas' 1st Congressional District.

French Hill wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Arkansas' 2nd Congressional District.

May. 24, 2022 22:10 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — French Hill wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Arkansas' 2nd Congressional District.

Steve Womack wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Arkansas' 3rd Congressional District.

May. 24, 2022 22:04 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Womack wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Arkansas' 3rd Congressional District.