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Stories with person: Mike Beebe
  • GOP gubernatorial candidates clash in debate 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 3:19 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson called rival Curtis Coleman's vow to resist some deployments of the Arkansas National Guard "inflammatory rhetoric" as the two squared off in a debate on Saturday.

  • Judge: Arkansas GOP can defend absentee vote law 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 12:50 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A judge on Monday said he'll allow the Arkansas Republican Party to help defend the state in a lawsuit over the way absentee ballots are handled under the state's new voter ID law, saying he wants to resolve the case quickly as the first statewide test of the law approaches.

  • Arkansas to appeal ruling on 12-week abortion ban 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:04 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Friday he'll appeal a federal judge's decision to strike down a state law that banned most abortions 12 weeks into a woman's pregnancy, one of the strictest prohibitions on the procedure in the nation.

  • GOP hopefuls for Ark. AG vow to fight federal govt 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 1:15 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The three Republicans running for Arkansas attorney general are all vowing to use the post to fight what they call the federal government's "overreach" on issues ranging from health care to the environment, but differ on how to do so.

  • Ross says he backs Arkansas minimum wage increase 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 6:41 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross on Friday said he supports a proposal to gradually raise the Arkansas minimum wage to $8.50 an hour by 2017.

  • Broadway singer Lawrence Hamilton dead at 59 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 4:53 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Broadway star Lawrence Hamilton, an Arkansas native who performed for a U.S. president and a Pope, has died at age 59 in a New York City hospital.

  • Arkansas gov. hopefuls target each other's DC ties 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 5:04 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - In the race for Arkansas governor, Democrat Mike Ross and Republican Asa Hutchinson have regularly traded attacks accusing each other of being more beholden to Washington than the state's voters.

  • 2,466 in Arkansas surpass $100,000 in state pay 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 2:50 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The number of state employees in Arkansas who earn at least $100,000 has increased by 162 to 2,466, and the top two highest-paid are both coaches at the University of Arkansas.

  • Ark. AG hopeful calls for return of electric chair 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 2:13 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The four candidates running for Arkansas attorney general agree they want to resume executions that have been halted for nearly a decade by court challenges and shortages of the drugs used for lethal injections. One of them says the state should resort to a method that hasn't been used in 24 years: the electric chair.

  • Analysis: Ark. races early battle in Clinton wars 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 11:56 am
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The last time David Brock had visited Arkansas, he was a key player in the wars over Bill and Hillary Clinton's legacy. Then a writer for the conservative American Spectator, he penned the 1993 article that sparked Paula Jones' sexual harassment lawsuit against the 42nd president. That lawsuit ultimately led to Clinton's impeachment.

  • Craighead County closely watching voter ID lawsuit 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 3:10 pm
  • JONESBORO, Arkansas - Craighead County election officials are closely watching a Pulaski County lawsuit regarding Arkansas' voter identification law and say a ruling is needed before the May primary elections.

  • Ross criticizes Hutchinson over impeachment role 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 6:12 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross criticized Republican rival Asa Hutchinson Wednesday for his role in prosecuting the impeachment case against former President Bill Clinton, saying it showed how partisan the former congressman is.

  • Ark. among few states with majority override 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 1:08 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A political scientist says that while veto overrides are rare in Arkansas, they could become more common if the margin between Democrats and Republicans at the statehouse remains narrow.