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Arkansas

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  • Gay marriage begins in Arkansas, but for how long?

    Several same-sex couples received marriage licenses from a county in Arkansas on Saturday, the morning after a judge held the Southern state’s ban on gay marriage to be unconstitutional. More than a dozen similar rulings have been handed down...
  • Democrats should run on Obamacare, Bill Clinton says

    Bill Clinton encouraged Democrats to run on President Obama's healthcare law Wednesday, saying it was bringing down the cost of healthcare in the U.S. and that with 8 million people enrolled, "we’re rockin' along pretty good here." Vulnerable...
  • Arkansas judge fixes 'clerical error,' officially OKing gay marriage

    Same-sex marriages were expected to resume Thursday in parts of Arkansas after a local judge clarified a ruling he made last week that had left county clerks confused as to whether the state’s ban on gay marriage had really been struck down....
  • Arkansas Supreme Court halts same-sex marriages

    Without explanation, the Arkansas Supreme Court on Friday halted the the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples by granting a request to stay a lower court ruling that had invalidated all laws banning gay marriage. Hundreds of gays and...
  • Lost on a 14,000-foot mountain: Let us pray

    Lost on a 14,000-foot mountain: Let us pray
    SAN ISABEL NATIONAL FOREST, Colo. — The map taunted me. Its squiggly elevation lines — invisible markers of humiliation — pointed to both my failure in reaching the summit of 14,196-foot Mount Yale and my even more disastrous efforts...
  • Soda and stories at the Dr Pepper Museum

    Soda and stories at the Dr Pepper Museum
    Mike Moss is one of the few soda jerks who knows what a customer means when he hollers, "Shoot me a Waco!" Sure, it's a small city along Interstate 35, about halfway between Dallas and Austin, but for folks in the know, it's where the soda pop that Texans...
  • State tourism offices

    States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Alabama: Alabama Tourism Department, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-2262...
  • The great indoors of Missouri

    The great indoors of Missouri
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — When asked to guess the most popular tourist attraction in Missouri, even non-Midwesterners probably could make some educated guesses. Mark Twain's home along the mighty Mississippi in Hannibal. The Gateway Arch, downriver in...
  • Click it, even if it doesn't warrant a ticket

    Click it, even if it doesn't warrant a ticket
    You use seat belts, right? Most people do. The undeniable safety advantages, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's ubiquitous "Click It or Ticket" campaign, the fear of seeing those flashing lights in your rearview mirror all help...
  • Born in the USA

    Born in the USA
    With a flag hanging outside her house, a crate of Girl Scout cookies in her living room and a dog named for Disney sensation Miley Cyrus at her feet, Laurie Thompson is about as American as it gets. The same cannot be said for the 14-week-old twins in...
  • Asthma & allergies research roundup

    Asthma & allergies research roundup
    First-born child? Sorry about that. The likelihood of food allergies shrinks the lower down in your family birth order your are, according to a study out of Kyoto University in Japan. Surveying of the parents of 13,000 children between ages 7 and 15,...