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Arkansas Court of Appeals
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:17:55 -0800

The Arkansas Court of Appeals released opinions Wednesday. The court's ruling and the names of the cases are reprinted here. The full opinions and other court proceedings, including per curiam decisions, orders and submissions, can be found on the Internet at courts.state.ar.us.

Judge: Washington florist who refused gay wedding broke law
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:12:26 -0800

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A florist in Washington state who refused to provide flowers to a gay couple for their wedding violated state consumer protection and anti-discrimination law, a judge ruled Wednesday.

County Juvenile Programs Impact Minors In Major Way
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 18:48:34 -0800

BENTON COUNTY, AR--Probation violations have been the largest crime committed by juveniles in Northwest Arkansas for quite some time. But according to the directors at detention centers in both Benton and Washington Counties, things are changing. In 2010, Benton County had 600 minors who violated probation. In Washington County had 156. Last year those numbers have dropped drastically. Benton ...

Sex offender performs at Wash. school assembly
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:41:52 -0800

A registered sex offender performed at a high school assembly in southeast Washington though she's not allowed to be where minors congregate.

Registered sex offender performs at E. Wash. school assembly
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:18:19 -0800

A registered sex offender performed at a high school assembly in southeast Washington though she's not allowed to be where minors congregate.

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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 01:17:37 -0800

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Judge: Florist violated state law in refusing flowers for gay marriage
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 19:53:47 -0800

A Benton County judge, in a case followed nationally, has ruled that a Richland florist violated Washington’s Consumer Protection Act when she refused to sell flowers to a longtime customer preparing for his marriage to another man. In his ruling, Benton County Superior Court Judge Alex Ekstrom went to the heart of the argument by Barronelle Stutzman, a Southern Baptist, that she was exercising ...

Sex offender in jail after performing at Washington high school
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 08:32:31 -0800

BENTON CITY, Wash. (AP) — A registered sex offender performed at a high school assembly in southeast Washington though she’s not allowed to be where minors congregate. Benton County Sheriff’s Detective Mike Wilson says Melissa Salsbury turned herself into authorities a day after Tuesday’s assembly at Kiona-Benton City High School. A jail roster shows she […]

Sex offender performs at Benton County school assembly
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 08:26:23 -0800

The Associated Press

Project could increase water supply to Washington County
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:18:48 -0800

AVOCA -- The Benton Washington Regional Public Water Authority is gearing up deliver more water to a growing Washington County base.