Excessive heat expected in state

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A heat warning has been issued for several counties in Eastern Arkansas and a heat advisory is in effect for the remainder of the state – both through Tuesday evening.

Court upholds health care law subsidies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies underpinning President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, rejecting a major challenge to the landmark law in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans.

Senate takes up religion bill at governor’s request

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson backed away Wednesday from his promise to sign a controversial religious objections bill, bowing to pressure from critics of the measure, including his own son and some of the state’s biggest employers, who say the legislation is anti-gay.

Senate approves religious protection bill

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas inched closer Friday toward becoming the second state this year to adopt a law that critics say would sanction discrimination against gays and lesbians, with the state Senate approving a religious protection bill.

Former Attorney General opposes move

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Several dozens of people, including former Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, have gathered in Little Rock to show their distaste for a proposed law that critics say would sanction discrimination against gays and lesbians.