State News

Griffin says changes needed to state standards

LITTLE ROCK -- Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin said Tuesday that Arkansas should keep some elements of Common Core, but make improvements where needed to the controversial education standards and rename them to better reflect the state's needs.

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New laws aimed at helping domestic violence victims

LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas law enforcement officers will be required to ask domestic violence victims a series of questions to determine their risk of being killed, and must provide the victims a card with information about assistance and their rights under new laws taking effect this week.

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