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August 15th, 2014

Complaints center on FOI requests in Bauxite

August 15, 2014

Freedom of Information Act responses are slow to be returned in Bauxite, according to Alderman Mona Struble.

The Arkansas Freedom of Information Act of 1967 allows citizens to obtain government records to keep the workings of the government transparent to the citizens. Any FOI requests must be returned within three working days and a person who "negligently violates" the FOIA is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor according to the official wording of the law.

August 14th

Students to give Arkansas vets free care

August 14, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE — Officials say students with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will provide free treatment to residents in the state's only veterans home.

The media reports Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe made the announcement Wednesday. The free services are part of an effort to cut expenses and improve care at the Fayetteville Veterans Home.

That facility has been the state's only veterans home since 2012 after the Little Rock Veterans Home closed. A site for a new state veterans home has been selected in North Little Rock.

Gay couples oppose delaying Arkansas lawsuit

August 14, 2014

LITTLE ROCK — Lawyers for gay couples challenging Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriages said Wednesday they won't agree to delay a pair of lawsuits while the U.S. Supreme Court considers taking up the matter.

The couples sued Arkansas in state and federal courts last year, claiming that a constitutional amendment passed overwhelmingly by Arkansas voters in 2004 made them second-class citizens.

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