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Judge blocks Obama’s latest immigration policy

WASHINGTON — Undocumented immigrants — including an estimated 30,000 in Arkansas — will not be able to apply for legal status as planned by the Obama administration, after a federal judge in Texas blocked implementation of the program set to begin Wednesday.

Alternatives to judicial elections discussed

LITTLE ROCK — A former Arkansas Supreme Court Justice served on a panel Friday that discussed possible alternatives to electing judges — coincidentally, the subject of a proposal that was filed this week in the Arkansas Legislature.