October 26, 2016

State News

Lawmaker to push for medical pot if measures lose

LITTLE ROCK -- An Arkansas lawmaker opposed to two medical marijuana ballot measures said Monday he'll introduce legislation during next year's session to make a more limited form of the drug available to some patients if voters reject the proposals, a move legalization proponents dismissed as a ploy to defeat their efforts.

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Where they stand on issues

LITTLE ROCK -- A look at where Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman and Democratic challenger Conner Eldridge stand on several issues in Arkansas' U.S. Senate race:

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Eldridge trying to unseat Boozman in US Senate race

LITTLE ROCK -- Republican Sen. John Boozman's fight against Democratic challenger Conner Eldridge has drawn barely a fraction of the money and attention of the 2014 Senate race, when national groups and candidates bombarded Arkansas' airwaves with ads.

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Boozman portrays Eldridge as gift from Obama in new ad

LITTLE ROCK -- Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman launched his first negative television ad on Friday against Democratic challenger Conner Eldridge in his Arkansas re-election bid, portraying the former federal prosecutor as a gift from President Barack Obama to a predominantly conservative state.

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Arkansas medical marijuana opponents launch first TV ad

LITTLE ROCK -- Opponents of medical marijuana initiatives in Arkansas launched a TV ad Wednesday claiming competing proposals on the November ballot would lead to drug abuse, while two state law enforcement agencies said they'd need funding increases if the drug is legalized.

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New investigation sought in fatal police shooting

LITTLE ROCK -- The family of a 67-year-old man fatally shot by an off-duty Little Rock police officer in 2010 wants a new investigation into the shooting after a former police chief and a current assistant chief said in sworn depositions that investigators didn't adequately consider an autopsy report.

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Justices strike casino measure from ballot

LITTLE ROCK -- The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday disqualified a proposal to legalize casinos in three counties from the November ballot, ordering officials to not count any votes cast for the measure in the election.

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