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August 14th, 2014

Genie, you're free

August 14, 2014

By Bobbye Pyke

The world was rocked this week with the news of Robin Williams' suicide. Many were shocked to hear that one of America's favorite funny men took his own life. Many are currently mourning his loss and sharing stories about how this incredible individual impacted their lives. Many more are questioning how this prominent figure, how this famous comedian, how this well respected, beloved man could take his own life.

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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