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Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help

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Pressing for swift action, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the U.S.

Vote 2014: Primary election runoff results

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The election results from across Arkansas are in and several races have been decided, setting the stage for November's General Election.

AR May Primaries Races & Results Video included

Complete statewide and judicial races, along with results from local races of interest in Region 8 counties.

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  • No AR law specifically for kids left in cars alone

    No AR law specifically for kids left in cars alone

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:30:34 GMT
    Arkansas does not have any specific laws concerning children left unattended in cars.
    Arkansas does not have any specific laws concerning children left unattended in cars.
  • Former Arkansas Governor and U.S. Senator campaigning for son

    Former Arkansas Governor and U.S. Senator campaigning for son

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:15:45 GMT
    Former Arkansas Governor and U.S. Senator David Pryor and his wife Barbara have been traveling the state campaigning for their son, Senator Mark Pryor, who is working in Washington D.C. right now.
    Former Arkansas Governor and U.S. Senator David Pryor and his wife Barbara have been traveling the state campaigning for their son, Senator Mark Pryor, who is working in Washington D.C. right now.
  • Wage petitions need at least 15K more signatures

    Wage petitions need at least 15K more signatures

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:52:50 GMT
    Arkansas election officials say a proposal to raise the state's minimum wage needs at least 15,107 signatures from registered voters to qualify for the November ballot.
    Arkansas election officials say a proposal to raise the state's minimum wage needs at least 15,107 signatures from registered voters to qualify for the November ballot.
  • State says pushing deadline longtime practice

    State says pushing deadline longtime practice

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:56 AM EDT2014-07-23 10:56:08 GMT
    Arkansas election officials say the state has delayed the deadline for submitting the petitions to the following workday for nearly 90 years, as they review a group claiming the state used the wrong deadline for an...
    Arkansas election officials say the state has delayed the deadline for submitting the petitions to the following workday for nearly 90 years, as they review a group claiming the state used the wrong deadline for an...
  • White House: Obama to visit Kansas City next week

    White House: Obama to visit Kansas City next week

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:45 AM EDT2014-07-23 10:45:52 GMT
    The White House has announced President Barack Obama will be in Missouri next week to deliver a speech on the economy.
    The White House has announced President Barack Obama will be in Missouri next week to deliver a speech on the economy.
  • Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

    Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:43 AM EDT2014-07-23 08:43:51 GMT
    By The Associated Press Delta Air Lines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.
    By The Associated Press When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel on Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots...
  • Obama fundraising amid many challenges

    Obama fundraising amid many challenges

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:05:42 GMT
    Amid a swirl of foreign and border challenges, President Barack Obama is embarking on the one mission that has regularly proved a winner for him - raising money for his fellow Democrats.
    Fundraising amid a swirl of overseas and border challenges, President Barack Obama conceded Tuesday that foreign crises are creating anxieties in an American public already worried that a recovering economy is not...
  • Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

    Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:32:17 GMT
    A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies.
    President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.
  • Region 8 residents appointed to state boards, commissions

    Region 8 residents appointed to state boards, commissions

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:12:20 GMT
    Governor Mike Beebe announced Tuesday the appointments of 43 Arkansans to various state boards and commissions. Among them were several Region 8 residents...
    Governor Mike Beebe announced Tuesday the appointments of 43 Arkansans to various state boards and commissions. Among them were several Region 8 residents...
  • Courts issue conflicting rulings on healthcare exchanges

    Courts issue conflicting rulings on healthcare exchanges

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:11:12 GMT
    If the ruling of a Washington, DC, appeals court holds, millions of Americans may not be able to afford the coverage that puts them in line with the law's requirement that all Americans have insurance.
    If the ruling of a Washington, DC, appeals court holds, millions of Americans may not be able to afford the coverage that puts them in line with the law's requirement that all Americans have insurance.
  • 2008 law unexpectedly at center of border debate

    2008 law unexpectedly at center of border debate

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:05:02 GMT
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein recalls turning on her television and seeing a young Chinese girl crying before a judge, without even an interpreter to help her after surviving a harrowing journey to the U.S.
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein recalls turning on her television and seeing a young Chinese girl crying before a judge, without even an interpreter to help her after surviving a harrowing journey to the U.S.
  • Arkansas AG rejects medical pot measure wording

    Arkansas AG rejects medical pot measure wording

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-07-22 11:28:55 GMT
    Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected the wording of a proposal to legalize medical marijuana by a group that is trying to put the measure before voters in 2016.
    Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected the wording of a proposal to legalize medical marijuana by a group that is trying to put the measure before voters in 2016.
  • Pro-Russian militants agree to hand over MH-17 flight records

    Pro-Russian militants agree to hand over MH-17 flight records

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:11:34 GMT
    U.S. intelligence analysis makes a case against pro-Russian rebels in the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. 
    U.S. intelligence analysis makes a case against pro-Russian rebels in the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. 
  • UN calls for probe of plane downed over Ukraine

    UN calls for probe of plane downed over Ukraine

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:41:06 GMT
    The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant...
    The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Monday demanding international access to the site of the plane downed over eastern Ukraine and an end to military activities around the area, following intense...
  • Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

    Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:53:55 GMT
    Federal workers and contractors who are gay and transgender are getting new protections from President Barack Obama.
    President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the federal government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the...
  • Congressman Tim Griffin in Region 8 Monday

    Congressman Tim Griffin in Region 8 Monday

    Monday, July 21 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-07-21 20:56:37 GMT
    Congressman Tim Griffin was in Region 8 Monday meeting with business owners at St. Bernards Health and Wellness Institute.
    Congressman Tim Griffin was in Region 8 Monday meeting with business owners at St. Bernards Health and Wellness Institute.
  • Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

    Dutch anger swells at treatment of Ukraine bodies

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:51:34 GMT
    Relatives of Dutch victims killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are meeting with their king, queen and prime minister amid growing anger at the treatment of their loved ones' bodies by...
    The families and friends of Dutch citizens blown out of the sky above Ukraine poured out their grief and anger Monday at a meeting with their monarch and political leaders.
  • Panel approves leasing space for state prisoners

    Panel approves leasing space for state prisoners

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:16:41 GMT
    A state panel has approved a deal to house as many as 250 Arkansas inmates at an unused portion of the Pulaski County jail as part of an effort to ease prison overcrowding.
    A state panel has approved a deal to house as many as 250 Arkansas inmates at an unused portion of the Pulaski County jail as part of an effort to ease prison overcrowding.
  • Biden to speak at VFW Convention in St. Louis

    Biden to speak at VFW Convention in St. Louis

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:14 AM EDT2014-07-21 13:14:20 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden will be in St. Louis Monday to speak at the VFW National Convention.
    Vice President Joe Biden will be in St. Louis Monday to speak at the VFW National Convention.
  • Bill Clinton won't 'jump the gun' on wife's plans

    Bill Clinton won't 'jump the gun' on wife's plans

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:10:15 GMT
    Former President Bill Clinton says he doesn't know if his wife, Hillary, is going to run for president and said "she hasn't asked me yet."
    Former President Bill Clinton says he doesn't know if his wife, Hillary, is going to run for president and said "she hasn't asked me yet."
  • Amid bloodshed, frenetic Gaza hospital improvises

    Amid bloodshed, frenetic Gaza hospital improvises

    Sunday, July 20 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-07-21 00:20:17 GMT
    In the heart of Gaza City, as its citizen again find themselves under fire from Israeli airstrikes and artillery, the wounded and their wailing families stream into Shifa Hospital without end.
    In the heart of Gaza City, as its citizens again find themselves under fire from Israeli airstrikes and artillery, the wounded and their wailing families stream into Shifa Hospital without end.
  • Arkansas GOP opposes term limits, ethics measure

    Arkansas GOP opposes term limits, ethics measure

    Sunday, July 20 2014 7:41 AM EDT2014-07-20 11:41:27 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Republicans have voted to oppose a ballot measure that would loosen the state's term limits and tighten state ethics laws.Delegates at the state GOP's convention on Saturday approved a resolution opposing the proposed constitutional amendment appearing on the November ballot. The resolution cited concerns a part of the proposal to set a 16-year limit on serving in the Legislature. House members are currently restricted to serving three two-year terms, and sen...
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Republicans have voted to oppose a ballot measure that would loosen the state's term limits and tighten state ethics laws.Delegates at the state GOP's convention on Saturday approved a resolution opposing the proposed constitutional amendment appearing on the November ballot. The resolution cited concerns a part of the proposal to set a 16-year limit on serving in the Legislature. House members are currently restricted to serving three two-year terms, and sen...
  • Under threat, Iraq's Christians flee city of Mosul

    Under threat, Iraq's Christians flee city of Mosul

    Saturday, July 19 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-07-19 19:30:28 GMT
    Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber has rammed a car packed with explosives into a checkpoint in southern Baghdad, killing at least seven people, including four policemen.
    The message played over loudspeakers gave the Christians of Iraq's second-largest city until midday Saturday to make a choice: convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death.
  • More time given for alcohol measure petitions

    More time given for alcohol measure petitions

    Saturday, July 19 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-07-19 14:43:22 GMT
    Supporters of a proposal to expand alcohol sales in Arkansas are being given 30 more days to gather signatures after falling short in their effort to win a spot on the November ballot.
    Supporters of a proposal to expand alcohol sales in Arkansas are being given 30 more days to gather signatures after falling short in their effort to win a spot on the November ballot.
  • Credible probe sought in downing of Malaysian jet

    Credible probe sought in downing of Malaysian jet

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:06 AM EDT2014-07-19 04:06:35 GMT
    Rescue workers, policemen and even off-duty coal miners are combing the area adjacent to the site in eastern Ukraine where a Malaysian jetliner crashed on Thursday, killing all 298 aboard.
    World leaders demanded Friday that pro-Russia rebels who control the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 give immediate, unfettered access to independent investigators to determine who shot down the...
  • Officials: Up to $100M needed for new prison

    Officials: Up to $100M needed for new prison

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:43 AM EDT2014-07-18 10:43:05 GMT
    Arkansas corrections officials are talking about prison overcrowding with lawmakers, just a couple weeks after the Legislature approved additional money aimed at opening more beds for state inmates.
    Arkansas corrections officials say they'll ask lawmakers next year for between $75 million and $100 million to build a new prison to ease overcrowding.
  • Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce

    Israel invades Gaza after Hamas rejects truce

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:51 AM EDT2014-07-18 07:51:43 GMT
    The Israeli military says it has struck 37 targets in Gaza ahead of a five-hour humanitarian cease-fire meant to allow civilians to stock up after 10 days of fighting.
    The heavy thud of tank shells, often just seconds apart, echoed across the Gaza Strip early Friday as thousands of Israeli soldiers launched a ground invasion, escalating a 10-day campaign of heavy air bombardments to try...
  • Obama pushes transportation money at closed bridge

    Obama pushes transportation money at closed bridge

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:54:28 GMT
    President Barack Obama is hitting the road again on a weeklong push on spending for roads, bridges and other public works.
    President Barack Obama announced a new program Thursday to attract more private money to help pay to build new roads and bridges as he criticized Congress for refusing to approve a more lasting source of funding.
  • Prospects fade for resolution on border crisis

    Prospects fade for resolution on border crisis

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-07-17 21:19:57 GMT
    The White House is meeting growing resistance from both the left and the right as it pushes a multibillion-dollar emergency spending bill for the border.
    Prospects for action on the nation's border crisis faded Thursday as lawmakers traded accusations rather than solutions, raising chances that Congress will head out for its summer recess without doing anything about...
  • House passes tax breaks to boost charitable giving

    House passes tax breaks to boost charitable giving

    Thursday, July 17 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-07-17 18:28:23 GMT
    The House passed a package of tax breaks Thursday designed to boost charitable donations by seniors, private foundations and procrastinators.
    The House passed a package of tax breaks Thursday designed to boost charitable donations by seniors, private foundations and procrastinators.
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  • Should America provide military support for the new pro-West Ukrainian government?

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    84%
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  • Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help

    Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:05:50 GMT
    President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress...
    Pressing for swift action, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the U.S.
  • Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others

    Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:55:44 GMT
    A man who authorities say fatally shot a caseworker at a hospital complex near Philadelphia and was then shot by his psychiatrist remains listed in critical condition.
    A psychiatrist's patient ranted about a gun ban at a suburban medical complex before opening fire there, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back,...
  • Federal court upholds Fla.'s docs vs. glocks law

    Federal court upholds Fla.'s docs vs. glocks law

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:53:30 GMT
    A federal appeals court is upholding a Florida law that restricts what doctors can discuss about guns with their patients.
    A Florida law that restricts doctors from discussing gun ownership with their patients is a "legitimate regulation of professional conduct," a federal appeals court ruled on Friday.
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