Tag: Arkansas

Iowa and Arkansas Hop on the Extremist GOP Bandwagon to Criminalize Gender-Affirming Care for Trans Kids

With the Senate now joining the House in the rejection, and Biden presumably set to finish the task, the rule of a government overseeing 700,000 residents has been wholly subverted by the federal government. Not only is this a complete federal takeover of local government rule (one that seldom happens in any other community in […]

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Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders Signs Law Making Child Labor Easier

Moreover, the criminal code reforms did not—as the right wing has claimed and moderates have foolishly parroted—haphazardly reduce criminal sentences. The council tasked with updating the criminal code (staffed by legal experts, including representatives from the D.C. attorney general’s and U.S. attorney’s offices) used data from a decade’s worth of cases to align the code […]

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Republicans Are Pushing to Make Child Labor Easier

Several Republican-controlled states are currently considering weakening child labor laws, including a bill in Arkansas that would allow children as young as 14 to work without first obtaining permission.  The moves come as national outrage unfolds over the increasing use of child labor to work dangerous jobs in the country and the Biden administration vows […]

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5 Dead as Storms and Tornadoes Barrel Across the South

A powerful storm system barreled across the South on Friday, unleashing severe winds, tornadoes and heavy rain, and killing five people, including a grandfather in Arkansas swept in a flooded roadway as he traveled to see his grandson, officials said. “The thunderstorms are producing 80 mph winds — treat them like tornadoes,” Gov. Andy Beshear […]

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‘What Is This Thing?’: How a Jurassic-Era Insect Was Rediscovered

It took the Covid-19 pandemic and a class held on Zoom for the entomologist to give a long-forgotten insect specimen another look. With the world in lockdown in the fall of 2020, Michael Skvarla, an assistant research professor at Penn State University, turned to his private collection, the two cabinets full of insects he kept […]

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the Queen of Having It Both Ways

She understands her currency in a party that would like to be able to claim more diversity than it has and to seem a bit more modern than it does. “I happen to be the youngest governor currently serving anywhere in the country,” she said during those inauguration remarks, just happening to mention that. She […]

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders, From Trump’s Mouthpiece to G.O.P. Mascot

She understands her currency in a party that would like to be able to claim more diversity than it has and to seem a bit more modern than it does. “I happen to be the youngest governor currently serving anywhere in the country,” she said during those inauguration remarks, just happening to mention that. She […]

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Power Outages Linger in Texas After Deadly Ice Storm

Air travel disruptions improved on Thursday. More than 700 flights within, into or out of the United States, were canceled, including more than 300 flights at airports in Dallas and Austin, according to FlightAware, a flight-tracking company. The number of canceled flights on Thursday was an improvement over Wednesday, when more than 2,300 flights were […]

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