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A state senator will try again to win passage of a resolution asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to uphold a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. In May, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza ruled the state gay marriage ban unconstitutional. Over the next week, more than 500 same-sex couples obtained marriage licenses before the state Supreme Court issued a stay and said it would look at an appeal by the state. On Friday, Republican Sen. Jason Rapert of Conway intends to ask the Legis...

Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner is to appear in federal court to answer federal extortion charges but authorities are withholding details about the alleged crimes.Shoffner, a Democrat, was arrested at her Newport home...

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A Senate committee has advanced a proposal to ban most abortions in Arkansas 12 weeks into a pregnancy, a day after Gov. Mike Beebe vetoed a less stringent ban on the procedure.

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Arkansas lawmaker amending `heartbeat' abortion bill to require abdominal ultrasound.