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President Obama visits city in Arkansas hit by tornado

President Obama visits city in Arkansas hit by tornado

VILONIA, Ark., May 7 (UPI) -- President Obama visited the small city of Vilonia, Ark., on Wednesday to meet first responders and people who lost family members in last week's deadly tornado.
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Gay Arkansas teen says his student profile was pulled from yearbook

SHERIDAN, Ark., March 20 (UPI) -- A high school student in Arkansas says a personality profile of him was pulled from his school yearbook because he is openly gay.

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr to step down over campaign violations

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr announced his resignation over campaign-finance violations dating back to 2010.
Winter storm brings ice, sleet, power failures to North Texas

Winter storm brings ice, sleet, power failures to North Texas

DALLAS, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Arctic air moved into North Texas bringing ice and sleet and leaving thousands without power Friday.

Court blocks Arkansas Human Heartbeat Protection Act

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 17 (UPI) -- A federal judge has blocked enforcement of an Arkansas law restricting abortion because it may violate a woman's constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy.
Powerful, deadly storm system pushes east

Powerful, deadly storm system pushes east

NORFOLK, Va., April 12 (UPI) -- A powerful storm system, stretching from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, dumped snow and torrential rains, spawned tornadoes and was blamed for three deaths.

Ark. House overrides abortion bill veto

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March 6 (UPI) -- The Arkansas House of Representatives voted 56-33 Wednesday to override Gov. Mike Beebe's veto of a bill banning most abortions after 12 weeks of gestation.

Concealed-carry law signed in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr, describing himself as an enthusiastic backer of gun rights, has signed a concealed-carry law.

Arkansas Senate OK with guns in church

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A bill to allow concealed guns in churches passed the Arkansas Senate and will head to the state House for a vote.

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Moon rock turns up among Clinton papers

Moon rock turns up among Clinton papers

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- A moon rock given to Arkansas 35 years ago has turned up in a box of Bill Clinton's papers and memorabilia dating to his days as governor, an official said.

Beebe wins second term as Arkansas gov.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Democratic Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe easily won a second term Tuesday, but it was all bad news for other Democrats running in the state.

Arkansas Dem chief killed

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party died Wednesday after being shot while in his office, authorities said.

Judge rules Arkansas children can marry

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- An Arkansas judge has ruled that because of bad wording in a state law governing marriage, anyone with parental permission can get married.

Ark. eyeing sanitary shopping carts

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Officials in Arkansas are considering a proposal to require grocery stores to provide shopping cart users with sanitary wipes.
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Mike Dale Beebe (born December 28, 1946) is the 45th and current Governor of Arkansas, since January 9, 2007. He was re-elected to a second term in 2010. Beebe is a member of the Democratic Party.

Beebe was born in Amagon, a small town in Jackson County, Arkansas. He was raised by his mother, a waitress, and never met his father. As a child, he moved often with his family. They lived in Detroit, St. Louis, Chicago, Houston and Alamogordo, New Mexico. They returned to Arkansas, and he graduated from Newport High School in 1964.

Beebe received a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Arkansas State University in 1968, where he was a member of Sigma Pi fraternity. He earned a law degree from the University of Arkansas in 1972. Beebe served in the U.S. Army Reserve. He practiced law in Searcy in White County for ten years after his graduation from law school.

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