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Little Rock, Arkansas Expands Anti-Discrimination Protections

Cities in Arkansas are stepping in to show that recent anti-gay laws do not represent the whole state.

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Yesterday, the Little Rock, Arkansas Board of Directors passed an ordinance banning discrimination against gay and transgender people in municipal hiring. This idea—assessing potential employees or business partners by the content of their character rather than who they love, or their gender identity—might seem like a no-brainer to some, but the new policy is a big deal in a state where social conservatives have been desperately trying to keep discrimination against LGBT people legal.

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Arkansas Governor Won’t Sign Religious Freedom Bill Deemed Anti-LGBTQ

Spurred on by the controversy over Indiana’s law, he’s asked legislators to amend it.

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All the backlash over Indiana’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act has the Arkansas governor rethinking his state’s own legislation on religious freedom. The Republican governor of the “Natural State” said Wednesday he would not sign Arkansas’s own religious freedom bill, which currently sits on his desk, until lawmakers make changes that would allow it to more closely reflect the ethos of the federal law.

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Mike Huckabee Makes Questionable "Historical" Cartoons for Kids

Mike Huckabee has co-founded a company called "Learn Our History" which produces and sells these questionable cartoon history videos for kids.

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We don't know whether former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee is running for president, but he is getting into education. Huckabee wants to help America's school children connect with our storied past so he's co-founded an education company called "Learn Our History" which produces and sells cartoon history videos for kids.

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The Scariest Trucker on I-30

We passed this spirited truck driver somewhere near Hope, Arkansas.

We passed this spirited truck driver somewhere near Hope, Arkansas.

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