For Arkansas Community, an Execution Is ‘the One We’re Waiting On’

By ALAN BLINDER and MANNY FERNANDEZ April 27, 2017 STAR CITY, Ark. — James Hawkins, the affable local coroner, has long performed a grim duty on execution nights: He pronounces the deaths of the condemned prisoners. He has done it more than...

Arkansas to Limit Guns at Sports Events After Expanding Concealed-Carry Law

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 1, 2017 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas lawmakers have sent the governor a measure exempting college sporting events from a new state law that greatly expands where concealed handguns are allowed. Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a...

Eyeing Trump’s Budget Plan, Republican Governors Say ‘No, Thanks’

By ALEXANDER BURNS March 22, 2017 Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky was unrestrained in his praise for President Trump: Opening for him at a rally on Monday, Mr. Bevin, a conservative Republican, echoed Mr. Trump’s “America First” slogan and only...