State News

State leaders endorse Rubio

LITTLE ROCK -- Two Arkansas congressmen and the state's lieutenant governor backed Marco Rubio for the Republican presidential nomination Wednesday, throwing their support behind the U.S. senator from Florida two days after former Gov. Mike Huckabee ended his White House bid.

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Governor accepts over $73K in trips

LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and his wife accepted more than $73,000 in trips last year, with a nonprofit foundation and the state Republican Party picking up the tab for his three overseas trade missions, he reported in documents filed Monday.

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2 teens held without bond in LR slaying

LITTLE ROCK -- A judge ordered two teenagers held without bond Monday in the death of a Little Rock mother who was holding her toddler when she was robbed and shot while in her driveway this weekend.

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$6M initiative bringing 215 teachers to state

LITTLE ROCK -- More than 200 new teachers will come to Arkansas over the next three years through $6 million in public and private funds going toward a national nonprofit for impoverished schools, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Wednesday.

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Advocacy group: Death at center was negligent

LITTLE ROCK -- An Arkansas woman choked to death during a seizure at a state-run human development center because staff thought she was "faking," a disability rights advocacy group concluded in a report released Tuesday.

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Boozman touts record on military, vets with first TV ad

LITTLE ROCK -- U.S. Sen. John Boozman touted his work on military issues Tuesday in the first television ad of his re-election bid, prompting his Democratic rival's campaign to accuse the Republican lawmaker of having a "lackluster" record on veterans.

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