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.

States mull end to food sales tax

JACKSON, Miss., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Lawmakers in Mississippi, Tennessee and several other states that charge sales tax on groceries are considering dropping the extra charges.

Arkansas school board weighs book ban

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The Fayetteville, Ark., school board heard testimony about 58 books that a parent claims violate state law because they are sexually explicit.

Arkansas health care law upheld

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 30 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court has upheld Arkansas' "any willing provider" law applying to health insurance plans, ending a 10-year debate over the issue.

Hutchinson to run for Arkansas governor

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March 14 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security Asa Hutchinson said he will run for governor of Arkansas in 2006.