Tag Archives: Arkansas

Bakker Faces Millions In Fines Via New Arkansas Suit

Via press release: Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced a lawsuit against Morningside Church Productions, Inc., which conducts business as The Jim Bakker Show, as well as Jim Bakker and Sherrill Sellman, for falsely telling Arkansas consumers that colloidal silver products would cure, eliminate, kill or deactivate COVID-19. The lawsuit was filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court under the …

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ARKANSAS: Biden Within Margin Of Error In New Poll

Talk Business & Politics reports: President Donald Trump and Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., are struggling with independent voters in Arkansas less than five months before Election Day. A new survey from Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix College shows that Trump and Cotton have negative approval ratings, with independents giving them low marks by a double-digit margin. The poll was taken on …

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CDC Study Links Fatal COVID Cluster To Rural Church

Axios reports: 35 of the 92 people (38%) who attended services at a rural Arkansas church March 6–11 tested positive for the coronavirus, ultimately killing three, according to a case study released Tuesday by the CDC. Why it matters: Places of worship continue to be a problem for controlling the widespread transmission of the coronavirus, especially as some churches and …

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Arkansas Church Vows To Hold Services This Weekend: “Jesus Died With COVID-19 So That You Don’t Have To”

Newsweek reports: A church in Arkansas plans to continue holding services this weekend despite federal and state guidelines against holding gatherings of more than 10 people amid the coronavirus pandemic. Awaken Church in Jonesboro claimed in a Wednesday evening Facebook post that Jesus was the “first death of Covid-19,” the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The post included an …

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Projection: Joe Biden Wins Arkansas

CBS News reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden has was the Arkansas Democratic presidential primary race. Biden defeated a congested field of Democratic presidential hopefuls in Arkansas, including Mike Bloomberg, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Tulsi Gabbard. Biden has gained support from two of the state’s top Democratic figures, former U.S. Sen. and Gov. David Pryor and his son, former …

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ARKANSAS: GOP Rep Threatens To Block State Funding For PBS Over Billy Porter’s Sesame Street Appearance

The Arkansas Times reports: Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Conway) took to Facebook to fret about the upcoming appearance of Emmy Award-winning actor Billy Porter, of the FX show “Pose,” on an episode of “Sesame Street.” “What do you think I should do about this as your state senator? Do you approve of your taxpayer dollars being used to promote the radical …

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Sarah Sanders Launches Campaign-Style Website

The Hill reports: Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders rolled out a campaign-style website on Monday amid speculation that she is considering a run for governor of Arkansas. Huckabee Sanders, who signed on as a Fox News contributor last week, reportedly began giving more thought to a potential campaign after announcing her departure from the White House in …

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Sanders “Seriously” Mulling Bid For Arkansas Governor

Politico reports: Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the outgoing White House press secretary, is seriously considering running for governor of Arkansas, according to three people who have spoken to her in recent days. While Sanders and her associates have been quietly talking about the possibility for months, sometimes in jest, she has shown renewed interest in the prospect as she’s started contemplating …

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Nazis Disrupt Holocaust Remembrance Event [VIDEO]

Jared Holt reports at Right Wing Watch: Billy Roper and his white supremacist group Shield Wall Network interrupted a Holocaust Remembrance Day event in Russellville, Arkansas, this weekend with a small group of demonstrators who shouted anti-Semitic phrases and carried Nazi flags. In footage from the event, Shield Wall Network members can be heard chanting “six million more,” which is …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Millions View Arkansas Democrat’s Fiery Denouncement Of Proposed “Stand Your Ground” Bill

The Washington Post reports: Debate on gun legislation reached a crescendo at the Arkansas State Capitol on Wednesday when a senator fervently denounced a bill that would make it easier to use lethal force in the name of self-defense. The bill, sponsored by three Republican state senators, would remove a clause from the current law that required a “duty to …

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Arkansas Grocery Store Chain Ad: “Heaven Has A Wall”

ABC News reports: A family-owned Christian grocery store with several locations in Southeast Arkansas is dealing with backlash as customers argue a weekly ad mailer included a controversial political message. The ad book was sent to four Mac’s Cashsaver stores in Arkansas. According to the store, the mailer typically includes a religious or political message. The current mailer includes a …

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ARKANSAS: State Supreme Court Strikes Down LGBT Rights Law Opposed By Famous Christian Child Molester

The Associated Press reports: Arkansas’ highest court says a city can’t enforce an ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, saying it’s already ruled the measure violates a state law aimed at preventing local protections for LGBT people. The state Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a Washington County judge’s decision to allow Fayetteville to continue enforcing its …

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ARKANSAS: Dem Candidate Left Off County Ballot

The Arkansas Democrat Gazette reports: An Arkansas county temporarily closed most of its early voting sites after the Democratic nominee for secretary of state was left off the ballot, a glitch the candidate said left her in “sheer disbelief.” An official with the Garland County Election Commission said three of the county’s four early voting sites were closed at times …

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ARKANSAS: False Gunman Report Sparks Mass Panic, Empties Football Stadium, Game Canceled [VIDEO]

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports: A fight at Little Rock’s War Memorial Stadium during the Salt Bowl high school football game Saturday night set off a panic that sent fans running for the exits, ending the game early. Little Rock police spokesman Steve Moore said no shots were fired, but a fight among teenagers during the third quarter knocked over a …

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ARKANSAS: Satanic Temple Delivers Statue To Capitol In Battle Over Ten Commandments Monument [VIDEO]

Little Rock’s Fox affiliate reports: Dozens attended a rally held by the Satanic Temple at the Arkansas State Capitol on Thursday. The rally comes after the Arkansas legislature approved the placement of a Ten Commandments monument on the Capitol grounds. During the Satanic Temple’s Rally for the First Amendment, a more than 8 feet tall Baphomet statue was unveiled. “The …

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ARKANSAS: Satanic Temple To Deliver Own Statue At Rally Against Capitol’s Ten Commandments Monument

Via press release from the Satanic Temple: The Satanic Temple’s infamous Baphomet statue will make an appearance at the Arkansas state Capitol on August 16th from 1-3pm during “The Satanic Temple’s Rally for the First Amendment.” The rally is intended to bring together religious leaders of different faiths to discuss the importance of the First Amendment and its protection for …

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ARKANSAS: Three Tire Makers Request Exemption From Trump’s Steel Tariffs Or They Will Go Out Of Business

Arkansas Online reports: Bekaert Corp., Kiswire America and Tokusen USA jointly requested blanket exclusion from what they described as “grade 1078 and above wire rod for tire cord” that they import, arguing that the quality of wire rod they require is unavailable from U.S.-based steel producers. If they can’t get access to the imported steel they need, the companies say …

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SCOTUS Rejects Challenge To Arkansas Abortion Law

Reuters reports: In a setback to abortion rights advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday paved the way for Republican-backed restrictions on medication-induced abortions to take effect in Arkansas that could lead to the shuttering of two of the state’s three abortion clinics. The nine justices declined to hear an appeal by abortion provider Planned Parenthood of a lower court …

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Christian College President Pleads Guilty In Kickback Scheme Involving State Grants Pushed By GOP Reps

Arkansas Online reports: Oren Paris III, former president of Ecclesia College in Springdale, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to a fraud charge in a kickback scheme involving state grants for his school. Paris was scheduled to go to trial Monday alongside former state Sen. Jon Woods (R) of Springdale and consultant Randell G. Shelton Jr., formerly of Alma but currently of …

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ARKANSAS: Former Judge Get Five Years For Dismissing Charges Against Men In Return For Sexual Favors

Courthouse News reports: A former Arkansas judge was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison for dismissing minor criminal cases in exchange for nude photographs or sexual favors from male defendants. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker also fined 72-year-old Boeckmann $50,000 and sentenced him to three years of supervised release after he does his time. O. Joseph Boeckmann, a …

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