Rutledge asks U.S. Supreme Court to rule on 12-week abortion ban

LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Tuesday filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower-court ruling and find that an Arkansas law that would ban most abortions at 12 weeks or later into a pregnancy is constitutional.

Boozman, Cotton call for investigation of tissue research

LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton, both R-Ark., said Tuesday they have joined with more than 30 colleagues in signing a letter calling for an investigation of all fetal-tissue research supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Arkansas asks feds to OK changes to Medicaid checks

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas has asked the federal government for permission to change the state’s procedures for checking Medicaid eligibility in the interest of greater efficiency and accuracy, Department of Human Services Director John Selig said Monday.



PATE: A job not done and not well

I’ve been a bit out of sorts lately. It’s not that good things don’t happen to me every day, but life’s little travails just seem to have come in a big pack in recent times. As I’ve gotten older, I deal with setbacks better than I would have a few years ago. It’s like picking out splinters — after you’ve done it a couple hundred times, you develop a technique, but you probably don’t want any more practice.

Editorial: Call-Blocking Essential To Consumer Protection

As recently reported by the Arkansas News Bureau, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Wednesday joined 44 other state attorneys general in calling on phone carriers AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile and CenturyLink to offer call-blocking technology to their customers. We believe this is a necessary step to improve consumer protection.

Editorial: Baaatter up!

In his Epistle to the Romans, the Apostle Paul wrote at 13:12, “The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.” This verse has an interesting relevance today as we note an important turning point in American sports history.