State News

Arkansas Democrats' dinner renamed to honor Bill Clinton

LITTLE ROCK -- The Arkansas Democratic Party on Wednesday renamed its annual fundraising dinner in honor of its favorite political son, former President Bill Clinton, nearly a year after dropping Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson's names from the event over the late presidents' slave ownership.

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Arkansas Supreme Court justices seeking 11 percent pay raise

LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas' highest court on Tuesday asked a state panel for an 11 percent pay raise for its justices, with the court's chief saying the boost would put them more in line with what other states pay and citing the flurry of appeals that justices handled last month over efforts to resume the executions of death row inmates.

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