State Republicans appear conflicted over term limits

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — More than two decades ago, Arkansas was among the first states to embrace the term limits movement by restricting how long lawmakers could serve in its Legislature. No one championed the movement more loudly than the state’s Republicans, who saw it as a way to loosen the Democratic Party’s generations-old grip on Arkansas’ elected offices.

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.