Little Rock teachers union to hold 1-day strike

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock teachers will strike for one day this week over an Arkansas panel's decision to strip their collective bargaining power and complaints about state control of the 2...

Little Rock schools brace for possible teachers strike

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock's school district is bracing for the possibility of its first strike in decades because a state panel this month voted to strip the local teachers union of its col...

Arkansas lawmaker, civil rights attorney John Walker dies

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — John Walker, an Arkansas lawmaker and civil rights attorney who represented black students in a long-running court fight over the desegregation of Little Rock area schools, ha...

Arkansas track plans to end greyhound racing by end of 2022

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An east Arkansas track has agreed to phase out greyhound racing over the next three years, citing a decline in dog racing nationally and fears that the state's voters would ap...

Plan for Little Rock schools stokes fears about segregation

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A plan to only grant Little Rock partial control of its schools is drawing complaints that the district may further segregate 62 years after nine black students were escorted ...

Arkansas court won't let judge hear execution cases again

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court says it won't allow a judge who demonstrated against the death penalty the same day he blocked the state from using a lethal injection drug to resum...

Referendum effort on Arkansas eye surgery law rejected

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas election officials have rejected an attempt to hold a referendum next year on a new state law expanding what procedures optometrists can perform that's sparked an unu...

Arkansas lawmaker pleads no contest to not filing taxes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas lawmaker has pleaded no contest to not paying state income taxes and agreed to pay thousands of dollars in missed payments, penalty and interest. ...

Eye surgery law sparks unusually public dispute in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As an optometrist in the small Arkansas town of Osceola, Matthew Jones must tell patients several times a week to seek treatment elsewhere — sometimes as far as an hour away —...

Judge temporarily blocks new Arkansas anti-abortion laws

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge blocked three new abortion restrictions from taking effect Wednesday in Arkansas, including a measure that opponents say would likely force the state's only su...

Federal judge hears challenge to Arkansas abortion laws

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An official with Arkansas' only surgical abortion clinic said Monday that the facility could close within a month if a federal judge doesn't block a new law restricting who ca...

Abortions halted at Arkansas clinic while new site sought

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Planned Parenthood says it's stopped providing medication-induced abortions at its facility in northwest Arkansas while it seeks a new location, leaving the state with two abo...

Former Arkansas lawmaker pleads guilty in corruption case

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas lawmaker who is the governor's nephew has admitted to accepting thousands of dollars in bribes to help a health nonprofit as part of a plea deal in a sprawli...

Lawsuit filed challenging Arkansas' 18-week abortion ban

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Abortion rights supporters are challenging three new Arkansas restrictions on the procedure, including one that bans abortions 18 weeks into a woman's pregnancy. ...

Former Arkansas lawmaker pleads guilty in corruption cases

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas lawmaker who is Gov. Asa Hutchinson's nephew has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes and filing a false tax return, part of an agreement with federal prosecut...