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Stories with person: Asa Hutchinson
  • Counties declared disaster areas after severe weather 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 5:15 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Dozens of Arkansas counties have been declared disaster areas by President Barack Obama after severe weather and flooding inundated the state between December and January.

  • Analysis: Arkansas up for grabs after Huckabee exit 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 11:00 am

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Former Gov. Mike Huckabee's exit from the presidential race doesn't just open up a new hunt for his home state's Republican delegates in the March 1 primary. It could also expose where the rifts lie in the GOP two years after it completed its sweep of Arkansas offices.

  • Arkansas governor calls meeting 'good start' on Medicaid 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 3:00 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is calling his meeting with federal officials this week a "good start" to his proposal to add new limitations to the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion.

  • Kentucky tops coverage gains as GOP looks to remake Medicaid 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 5:46 am

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - As Gov. Matt Bevin prepares to remake Kentucky's Medicaid program, a new national survey shows what's at stake: gains in insurance coverage matched only by one other state.

  • Ex-Romney aide named new director of Arkansas DHS agency 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 3:14 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A former health care adviser to Mitt Romney has been named the new director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services.

  • Rubio picks up endorsements from Arkansas leaders 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 7:32 am

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Two Arkansas congressmen and the state's lieutenant governor backed Marco Rubio for the Republican presidential nomination Wednesday, throwing their support behind the U.S. senator from Florida two days after former Gov. Mike Huckabee ended his White House bid.

  • Arkansas Republicans looking at others after Huckabee exit 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 3:52 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - With favorite son and former Gov. Mike Huckabee no longer an option, top Republicans in Arkansas said Tuesday they're weighing which of the other candidates to support in the presidential race.

  • Arkansas governor reports more than $73K in trips accepted 
    Updated: Feb-01-16 7:28 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and his wife accepted more than $73,000 in trips last year, with a nonprofit foundation and the state Republican Party picking up the tab for his three overseas trade missions, he reported in documents filed Monday.

  • Rosanne Cash headlining fundraiser for father's boyhood home 
    Updated: Jan-28-16 3:15 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash is headlining a performance at the Arkansas Governor's Mansion to raise money for her father's restored boyhood home.

  • Dozens in Little Rock celebrate King without mention of Lee 
    Updated: Jan-18-16 5:06 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Dozens of residents gathered for events throughout Little Rock Monday celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day from the annual "marade" - march and parade- to a day of service at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

  • Former Arkansas chief justice Hannah dies at age 71 
    Updated: Jan-14-16 7:05 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Former Arkansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Jim Hannah, who led the court for a decade as it tackled high-profile cases involving voter ID, gay marriage and school funding, died Thursday, the court announced. He was 71.

  • Former governor, senator Bumpers remembered at service 
    Updated: Jan-10-16 7:14 pm

    Former U.S. Senator and Arkansas governor Dale Bumpers was remembered Sunday by former President Bill Clinton and others for his public service, his wit and his role in ending the segregation of the school in his small western Arkansas hometown.

  • Hutchinson says he's preparing 2 budgets for year 
    Updated: Jan-08-16 7:10 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Friday he's preparing two budget proposals for the coming year - one with the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion and one without - and warns the state faces cuts without the expanded coverage.