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  • Hutchinson calls for adjusting prison reform law

    Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday said a 2011 law aimed at curbing Arkansas' prison population should be adjusted, as he called for increased funding to hire more parole officers.

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    A Republican candidate for Arkansas governor who supports the new voter ID law was left waiting after he forgot his identification.

  • Ross raises $491K in bid for Arkansas governor

    Democratic candidate Mike Ross raised more than $491,000 over the past month in his bid for Arkansas governor, surpassing his chief Republican rival as the two prepare for their respective primaries next week, according to reports filed Tuesday.

  • FILE - In this file photo taken Feb. 26, 2014,former Congressman Mike Ross walks through the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. The Democratic gubernatorial hopeful is criticizing Republican rival Asa Hutchinson for his role prosecuting the impeachment case against former President Bill Clinton. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)

    Ross criticizes Hutchinson over impeachment role

    Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross criticized Republican rival Asa Hutchinson Wednesday for his role in prosecuting the impeachment case against former President Bill Clinton, saying it showed how partisan the former congressman is.

  • Analysis: Ross, Hutchinson put focus on tax plans

    With a tax cut plan that's long on ambition but short a specific timetable, Mike Ross is trying to follow the same script that ended with fellow Democrat Mike Beebe winning the Arkansas governor's race eight years ago. Republican rival Asa Hutchinson is just as eager to flip the script and avoid the same fate he suffered at Beebe's hands in that race.

  • Ark. gov. warns against ending health care program

    Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe warned sheriffs from around the state Tuesday that new funding he has proposed for the prison system could be at risk if lawmakers halt the compromise Medicaid expansion approved last year.

  • Hutchinson: Expand computer science in schools

    Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson is calling for expanded teaching of computer science in Arkansas' public schools.

  • Gillett raccoon supper draws candidates, crowd

    The annual raccoon supper in Gillett, an Arkansas political tradition, attracted hundreds of voters plus lawmakers from across the state, including Democratic and Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate and for governor.

  • National School Shield Task Force director Asa Hutchinson speaks during a news conference at National Press Club in Washington on April 2, 2013. The National School Shield program is a framework to arm security guards in any school system who want to be part of the program. (Associated Press)

    NRA-funded task force wants more armed personnel in schools

    Four months after the Sandy Hook school shooting, a task force set up by the National Rifle Association issued a school safety report Tuesday that calls for more trained and armed personnel on school grounds, arguing the faster someone responds with a gun during an attack, the more lives can be saved.

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    A former director of the Drug Enforcement Administration warned federal officials shortly after the September 11 attacks that violent drug cartels from Mexico were teaming with Muslim gangs to fund terrorist organizations overseas.

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