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Arkansas Gov Will Pardon Son's Pot Conviction

Kyle Beebe was busted in 2003

(Newser) - The worst thing about having a famous and powerful dad? The extra notoriety surrounding your marijuana conviction. The best? Having dad make said marijuana conviction go away. Such is the case of Kyle Beebe, the 34-year-old son of Mike Beebe, who happens to be governor of Arkansas and as such... More »

Arkansas Bans Abortions After 12 Weeks

State will have strictest rule in the nation

(Newser) - Arkansas is turning into ground zero in the fight over abortion. State lawmakers today easily override a veto and cleared the way for legislation that outlaws almost all abortions after 12 weeks, reports AP . When the measure goes into effect this summer, it will give Arkansas the strictest abortion law... More »

After Veto, Arkansas Tries to Save 12-Week Abortion Ban

Override attempt begins in state Senate today

(Newser) - Last week, Arkansas' governor vetoed a ban on abortions after the 20-week mark; the state legislature overrode the veto . Now, Gov. Mike Beebe has vetoed a bill that would ban abortions after just 12 weeks—and once again, lawmakers will today try to override the Democrat's veto; success would... More »

Arkansas Enacts Tough Abortion Law, Promises Tougher

Bans abortions after 20 weeks, with eye on 12-week ban

(Newser) - Arkansas' Republican-dominated Senate voted yesterday to override a governor's veto a day after the House had done the same, banning nearly all abortions in the state after 20 weeks of pregnancy, reports the New York Times . Arkansas becomes the 10th state with such a law, despite a Supreme Court... More »

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