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News Minute: Here is the latest Arkansas news from The Associated Press

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A judge has voided Arkansas' voter ID law. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox says the law illegally adds a requirement that voters must meet before casting a ballot. His decision comes 10 days before the start of early primary voting.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Four Southwestern Energy contractors have been hurt by a lightning strike at a natural gas well site near Greenbrier. The company says the work crew stopped to wait out a storm. They returned to the rig after the storm passed and that's when the bolt struck. At least two of the workers were burned.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A former Springdale businessman has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison for failing to pay taxes. Prosecutors say Steven Kolb took federal income tax from paychecks of the employees at his granite and stone installation company but he didn't send the money to the IRS.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - There's still no clear timeline for Arkansas Senator John Boozman's recovery from heart surgery. Boozman's office has given a bit of an update, though. A spokesman says the senator is out of intensive care and has been up and walking just two days after surgeons repaired a tear in his aorta.

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