FAYETTEVILLE â€” 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.
LITTLE ROCK â€” 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.