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COVID cases spike in WV jails; Gov. Justice urged to follow guidelines. And the feds investigate an alleged bribery-for-presidential-pardon scheme.


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Trump's allies refuse to stop challenging the election results, despite federal investigators saying no fraud occurred.

Public News Service - AR: Reproductive Health

More than 20% of all women and nearly half of low-income women ages 15-44 rely on Medicaid and other public health insurance programs for access to contraception and reproductive care. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Biden-Harris administration is expected to roll back federal restrictions on women's reproductive rights that were put in place during the Trump administration. But expert observers say the new makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court, and conservative legislatures in states like Ark

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether a Louisiana law requiring doctors to have admitting privileges at a local hospital violates the Constitution. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- After hearing oral arguments last week, the U.S. Supreme Court is now considering whether a Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital can stand. President of NARAL Pro-Choice America Ilyse Houge said the court's curr

Arkansas ranks fourth in the country for the number of abortion restrictions it has passed since 1973, according to a new report by the Guttmacher Institute. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas has passed 57 abortion restrictions since 1973, more than any other state in the U.S. except for Louisiana, Indiana and Oklahoma, according to a new Guttmacher Institute report. Guttmacher's senior state issues manager Elizabeth Nash says most abortion restrictions were

According to federal data, there are now more women in the U.S. workforce than men, with women occupying 50.04% of positions. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A bill in Congress that would ensure pregnant women aren't fired from their jobs for requesting reasonable accommodations in the workplace has received bipartisan approval by the House Education and Labor Committee, and should soon move to the House floor for a vote. The Pregn

Supreme Court, court of appeals and district court judges are nominated by the president and confirmed by the U.S.  Senate. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Over the past few years, the U.S. Senate has confirmed 185 of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees, the majority of whom have a conservative track record. Along with two Supreme Court justices, senators have confirmed 50 circuit court and 133 district court judges. Acc

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a law banning morning-after pills in Arkansas earlier this year. (Geoff Livingston/Flickr)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A federal judge who previously prevented Arkansas from blocking Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood on Tuesday said she won't issue a new ruling requiring the state to resume the funding. At the same time, national groups have launched a new partnership to ensure that l

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