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Sarah Huckabee Sanders sworn in as Arkansas’ first female governor

BY: and - January 10, 2023

This was updated at 5:55 p.m. on Jan. 10, 2023. Sarah Huckabee Sanders in her first speeches as Arkansas’ 47th governor described herself as part of a new generation of Republicans eager to limit the role of government. With her swearing in by the state’s chief justice, Sanders became the first female governor of Arkansas, […]

Sarah Huckabee Sanders taps federal prosecutor to be Arkansas’ inspector general

BY: - January 6, 2023

Arkansas Gov.-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday that she plans to appoint Allison Bragg, an assistant U.S. attorney in Little Rock, to be the chief state government watchdog. Bragg, who serves as the spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Arkansas, is Sanders’ pick for secretary of the Arkansas Department of […]

Sarah Huckabee Sanders intends to keep Arkansas labor secretary

BY: - January 5, 2023

Arkansas Gov.-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Thursday that she will reappoint Arkansas Labor Secretary Daryl Bassett.  Bassett was the first secretary of the Arkansas Department of Labor and Licensing under Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s reorganization of state government in 2019.  Bassett has deep connections to Sanders. Her father, former Gov. Mike Huckabee, appointed Bassett to […]

Arkansas Legislature OKs $50,000 for Sarah Huckabee Sanders transition

BY: - December 1, 2022

A legislative committee on Thursday approved a $50,000 allocation to fund Gov.-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ transition expenses. In a brief meeting with little discussion, the Governor’s Emergency Fund Review Committee signed off on the transfer from the Governor’s Emergency Fund, leaving $450,000 in the account. State Budget Director Robert Brech said that Gov. Asa Hutchinson […]

Sarah Huckabee Sanders names Deere, others to incoming Arkansas gubernatorial staff

BY: - November 29, 2022

Arkansas Gov.-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders named former White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere and University of Arkansas Trustee Kelly Eichler as her deputy chiefs of staff on Tuesday. Deere, a Benton native who has worked as a spokesman for elected officials in Arkansas and other states, and Eichler, a veteran of the current gubernatorial […]

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How you can help veterans every day

BY: - November 11, 2022

As the nation celebrates our 17 million living veterans, it is also important to know that the chance these heroes will end their own lives prematurely is still higher than among civilians. Among veterans with PTSD, suicide is the fourth most common cause of death. Among veterans younger than 35, it’s second. Over the past […]

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Indian Child Welfare Act faces test before the U.S. Supreme Court

BY: - October 10, 2022

Today we celebrate Indigenous People’s Day as a way to honor and reflect upon Native American history and culture. Overwhelmingly approved by Oregon’s Legislature in 2021 and officially recognized in 13 other states, Indigenous Peoples Day is also an opportunity to support efforts that strengthen Indigenous communities. The Indian Child Welfare Act, passed in 1978, […]