Tag Archives: Arkansas

GOP Arkansas Gov: Biden Will Be Our Next President

The Hill reports: Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) said on Sunday he “expect[s] Joe Biden to be the next president of the United States,” adding that it was “good” that President Trump seemingly acknowledged Biden’s win in a tweet that the president later walked back. “I expect Joe Biden to be the next president of the United States,” Hutchinson said …

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COVID Outbreak Hits Seven Arkansas GOP State Reps

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports: Sen. Cecile Bledsoe, R-Rogers, is the seventh state lawmaker to test positive for the coronavirus during the past several days. Bledsoe, who co-chairs the Legislative Council, received test results Sunday night that she tested positive, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Jim Hendren, R-Sulphur Springs. Bledsoe is a former chairwoman of the Senate Public Health, Welfare …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Passersby Hurl Racist Abuse At White Man Holding Black Lives Matter Sign In Arkansas Town

The Washington Post reports: Over the three days Rob Bliss held the sign in the sweltering July heat in Harrison, Arkansas, a town known as a haven for white supremacists and home to the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, similar interactions happened again and again. Bliss captured his interactions in Harrison on a GoPro camera that he strapped to …

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Anti-LGBT Arkansas Rep Hospitalized With COVID

The Arkansas Democrat reports: State Sen. Jason Rapert, R-Conway, is the first state senator in Arkansas to test positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic hit the state in March. In the spring, three state representatives announced that they had tested positive for covid-19. Rapert, 48, is a self-described fiscal and social conservative who has served in the Senate since …

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GOP Arkansas Gov Finally Issues Statewide Mask Rule

ABC News reports: Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson issued an order Thursday requiring people to wear face masks in public throughout the state, which has had a surge in coronavirus cases over the past several weeks. The Republican governor had resisted a statewide mask mandate and opposed issuing a stay-at-home order earlier in the pandemic, but he signed the order requiring …

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Dem Ex-Sen. David Pryor Hospitalized With COVID

The Associated Press reports: David Pryor, a former Arkansas governor and U.S. senator, is hospitalized in Little Rock after testing positive for COVID-19, his family said in a statement Monday. David Pryor and his wife, Barbara Pryor, both received positive test results Friday for the disease caused by the coronavirus, according to the statement. David Pryor, who is 85 and …

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Cop Who Vowed To Shoot Protesters Who Came To His Door Charged With Killing Cop Who Knocked On Door

Buzzfeed News reports: An Arkansas police officer who allegedly told a colleague that he would shoot any protesters who came to his door was charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a fellow officer who knocked on his door in June. When the police brutality protests in Minneapolis began earlier this year, the accused officer, Calvin “Nick” Salyers, told …

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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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