Arkansas

Arkansas clerk issues 1st gay marriage license

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas clerk issued the state’s first gay marriage license on Saturday, breaking a barrier that voters put in place with a constitutional amendment 10 years ago. Carroll County Deputy Clerk Jane Osborn issued […]

05/10/2014

Certified industrial hygienist Gary Siebenschuh, left, and assistant Courtney Van Stolk preparing to enter a house that was once used as a clandestine methamphetamine lab in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz).

Cleaning up homes with meth labs growing industry

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A tall man and a slender woman wiggled into their white hazardous materials suits, putting on protective masks and gloves before venturing into the dark, two-story home where police say a […]

12/27/2013

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee laughs as he is greeted after a meeting of the Political Animals Club in Little Rock, Ark., Oct. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

He might be back: Huckabee eyeing White House run

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas won the Iowa caucuses in 2008 before quitting the presidential race. He skipped 2012 contest entirely — “All the factors say go, but my hearts […]

12/24/2013

A US Park Police officer walks behind a barricade with sign reading "Because of the Federal Government SHUTDOWN All National Parks are Closed" in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Donors chip in to help programs hurt by shutdown

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As the partial government shutdown rolls on, programs that rely on federal money are feeling the strain — and so are the people who depend on their services. For 16-year-old […]

10/12/2013

In this 2011 photo provided by the Pine Bluff Commercial, Monroe Isadore poses for photos on his 105th birthday in Pine Bluff, Ark. Authorities in Arkansas halted a standoff on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, when they shot and killed Isadore, 107, who opened fire at them. (AP Photo/Courtesy Pine Bluff Commercial)

Slain 107-year-old talked about shooting before

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say a 107-year-old Arkansas man who died in a police standoff this weekend told officers months earlier that they would have to shoot him or throw him in jail […]

09/10/2013

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Enviros not happy with California carbon offsets

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – A component of California’s landmark offensive against greenhouse gas emissions is not sitting well with some environmental groups. Under the measure, companies would be able to meet the state’s strict greenhouse […]

08/11/2013

On July 11, 2013, a Clarksville Schools faculty member, top right, carries an air-powered practice handgun to a classroom as firearms instructors, left, watch and students, lying on the floor, portray victims during a training exercise in Clarksville, Ark. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)

Arkansas AG: Schools can’t arm teachers, staff

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas school districts can’t use a little-known state law to employ teachers and staff as guards who can carry guns on campus, the state’s attorney general said Thursday in an […]

08/01/2013

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Walton family provides for 700 teachers in L.A. public schools

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Arkansas-based Walton Family Foundation says it is donating $20 million to a nonprofit that recruits talented college graduates to teach in public schools for two years, with the largest number […]

07/31/2013

American Federation of Teachers (AP Photo)

Teachers’ group blasts recommendation that staff be trained and armed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American Federation of Teachers is denouncing a suggestion that schools train selected staff to carry weapons, and that each school should have at least one armed security officer.

04/02/2013

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NRA to school officials: Train and arm a staffer

WASHINGTON (AP) — A National Rifle Association-sponsored study is recommending schools across the nation each train and arm at least one staff member.

04/02/2013

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