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Suit Charges Arkansas City Criminalizes Poverty

Equal Justice Under Law, a D.C.-based civil rights organization, charges that the city of Newark’s 2015 exclusion ordinance forbidding mobile homes worth less than $25,000 (single-wide) or $35,000 (double-wide) from existing within the city limits effectively criminalizes those who cannot afford more expensive homes.


AR Cities, Counties Unite to Sue Opioid Industry

The suit, described as unique by state officials, names 59 companies and six individuals, including Purdue Pharma, Cephalon, Endo, Janssen, and Teva Pharmaceuticals. Arkansas ranks 2nd in the nation behind Alabama for misuse of opioids.

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Colorado and Washington legalize marijuana

Smoking marijuana for recreational purposes will be legal in Colorado and Washington, following passage of history-making state ballot initiatives last night. The two states were among six where referendums on marijuana use were on the ballot. Under the measures in Colorado and Washington, those 21 years of age and older will be allowed to purchase up to one ounce of marijuana. Colorado's Amendment 64 passed with 54 percent of the vote, and Washington's Initiative 502 garnered 55 percent. However, a […]