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Preliminary injunction sought in voter ID case

LITTLE ROCK — The plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging Arkansas’ voter ID law said in a court filing Wednesday that they, and all Arkansas voters, will be irreparably harmed if a judge does not bar enforcement of the law before the May 20 primary and nonpartisan election.

Cotton out with new ad

WASHINGTON – Republican Senate hopeful Tom Cotton enlisted the help of his former drill sergeant to vouch for his character in a new campaign ad that will air across Arkansas for at least a week.

DHS says 155,000 applications approved for private option

LITTLE ROCK — More than 155,000 Arkansas — including more than 5,100 Jefferson County residents — have applied and been found eligible for the so-called private option, the state Department of Human Services said Monday. That number represents about 70 percent of the 225,000 Arkansans estimated to qualify for the program,

Keystone Pipeline faces another delay

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has extended the review period for the Keystone XL pipeline to give agencies more time to assess the impact of a pending lawsuit in Nebraska as well as review a massive outpouring of public comment on the proposal.

Pryor edges Cotton in latest poll

WASHINGTON — The 2014 Senate race in Arkansas remains a tightly contested battle, according to the latest Talk Business-Hendrix College Poll that found incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor with a small lead.

Shoffner continues to seek acquittal

LITTLE ROCK — Lawyers for former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner continued Monday to argue that her conviction on federal extortion and bribery charges should be thrown out because she has committed no federal crimes.