Arkansas’ Tuesday morning headlines

The Blanche Lincoln campaign will make an important announcement on its Twitter feed today, and Republican Second District congressional candidate Tim Griffin has an announcement this afternoon.

Gov. Mike Beebe has set an execution date of April 12 for Don William Davis, a killer who was among Arkansas death row inmates who challenged the state’s lethal injection procedure.

Gov. Beebe will not let ArKids First expand coverage to an additional 65,000 children as had been planned until state revenue improves.

The Supreme Court today ordered Circuit Judge Willard Proctor of Little Rock removed from the bench immediately and he is permanently barred from seeking reelection.

The University of Central Arkansas will cope with state budget cuts by making a 1 percent cut in academics and 2 percent in other areas.

Republican filing fees for federal office — up 25 percent for Senate candidates and 50 percent for congressional candidates.

Seven Arkansas women say they have been harmed as a result of three businesses obtaining their “private information” through motor vehicle data purchased from the state. A lawsuit is on the way.

The acreage in the 2010 prescribed burn program for the Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis national forests will be slightly less compared with last year.

Little Rock city officials are mulling a ban on feeding the homeless at Riverfront Park.

Jacksonville police say no injuries were reported after a bus carrying handicapped students was struck by train Monday morning.

Authorities are trying to figure out who has been shooting cows at a Lonoke County farm.


About patlynch
I am a broadcaster in Arkansas, a former freelance writer and political columnist in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Writing Coach. Speaker. Director of the Christian Foundations for Ministry program, and presently enrolled in the Anglican School of Ministry Master of Ministry program.

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