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

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The attorney general's office has asked the Arkansas Supreme Court to uphold the state's gay marriage ban. State attorneys argue that voters have a right to define marriage and a county judge was wrong to say the ban violates the Arkansas and U.S. constitutions.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas is asking the federal government to allow changes to the state's compromise Medicaid expansion. The proposed changes would require some participants to contribute monthly to health savings accounts and impose new limits on transportation for non-emergency services. More than 194,000 people are enrolled in the private option.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Republican Asa Hutchinson says he raised more than $420,000 last month for his campaign for governor and ended the month with $667,000 in the bank. Most of the more than $582,000 he spent in August was for television airtime. Monday is the deadline for state candidates to file their monthly fundraising reports.

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - Governor Mike Beebe has named Conway city attorney Michael Murphy to serve the rest of Circuit Judge Mike Maggio's term on the bench. Murphy will serve in the 2nd Division of the 20th Judicial Circuit until the end of the year. Then he'll take over in the circuit's 5th Division after winning the seat earlier this year.

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