LITTLE ROCK â€” The major party's nominees for Arkansas' top two constitutional offices are speaking at a forum about issues related to the state's aerospace and defense industries.
Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson and Democrat Mike Ross are scheduled to speak Friday afternoon at the forum hosted by the Arkansas Aerospace and Defense Alliance. The forum will also feature Republican lieutenant governor hopeful and U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin and Democratic nominee John Burkhalter.
The forum is only open to alliance members.
LITTLE ROCK â€” The leader of Arkansas' Roman Catholic diocese wants the state's highest court to consider his thoughts on the voter-approved gay-marriage ban.
Anthony Taylor, the bishop of Little Rock, asked the Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday to accept a friend of the court brief that argues justices should uphold Arkansas' 2004 same-sex-marriage ban. A state judge tossed the ban last spring.
According to the media, the filing notes the ban was enacted by the people and says eliminating it would undermine an institution that is the bedrock of any society.