Andrew Epperson, KARK 4 News

Andrew Epperson

KARK 4 News

Little Rock, AR, United States

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Recent articles by Andrew:

Proposed bill would require Arkansas businesses that pay for abortion-related expenses to fund paid maternity leave

A bill filed during Arkansas’ early legislative filing period would require companies that pay for abortion-related expenses to also fund paid maternity leave. → Read More

Pulaski County to build ‘tiny house’ village to address chronic homelessness

Pulaski County will fund the construction of a community village intended for chronically homeless people in the area. The project’s first phase should be completed by the end of next year, according to the county judge → Read More

Arkansas legislature to likely focus on education, public safety in general session

Just two months away from a general session, the first bill was filed this week from the Arkansas legislature. Lawmakers said this week they think several key topics will be the focus of the session. → Read More

Arkansans react to ‘Respect for Marriage Act,’ which would provide federal protection for marriage equality

After a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators voted Wednesday to advance the Respect for Marriage Act, the legislation passed its toughest hurdle before full passage. → Read More

Legislative committee approves $30 million for Arkansas Schools for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Deaf

Schools in Little Rock that fill a special role will be getting special funding to better help their students. → Read More

Arkansas House District 56 race decided by a narrow margin of 10 votes

One midterm race in Arkansas came down to an incredibly narrow margin. → Read More

Report: Thanksgiving food prices could be higher this year

A study conducted by the research firm IRI predicts Thanksgiving meals could cost more than they did last year. A University of Arkansas economist said people should consider making different choices to combat the higher prices. → Read More

Alcohol sales approved in Hot Spring, Polk Counties

Voters in two dry counties voted this week to approve alcohol sales for the first time in nearly a century. → Read More

Huckabee Sanders, Rutledge break ‘glass ceiling’ in election victories

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Two women broke the “glass ceiling” Tuesday night by being elected as governor and lieutenant governor of Arkansas, respectively. Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be the first woman governor of Arkansas after cruising to an Election Day victory. “It will be the honor of a lifetime to serve as Arkansas’ 47th governor and […] → Read More

Little Rock mayoral candidates push through final days of campaigning

Four candidates are running for Little Rock mayor. On the final day of early voting, they each pitched their vision for the capitol city’s future. → Read More

New poll shows majority of Arkansas voters do not support recreational marijuana amendment

Early polling numbers indicated Issue 4, a recreational marijuana amendment on the ballot, had a strong possibility of passage, but a new poll says otherwise. → Read More

Homeowners in Little Rock’s Central High Historic District could lose designation and funds

People who live and develop in the Central High Historic District in Little Rock fear the neighborhood could lose its status and perks if the city does not make the area more attractive for investment. → Read More

Issue 4 supporters push back on criticisms, say recreational marijuana would benefit Arkansas

The group behind a recreational marijuana amendment on Arkansas’ ballot held a press conference Tuesday to respond to criticisms and remind voters of some positives associated with the possible passage. → Read More

Arkansas governor, industry leaders speak against recreational marijuana amendment

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) and several notable industry leaders held a joint press conference Monday to speak against Issue 4, the recreational marijuana amendment on the ballot. → Read More

Arkansas voting officials are certain that voting machines are completely secure

Arkansas voting officials are adamant that voting machines being used for elections this year are secure. → Read More

Arkansas School for the Deaf shares memories of Dahmer victim shown in Netflix series with his family

The family of a man murdered by serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was given a special presentation Wednesday by the man’s former school in Arkansas. → Read More

Crews continue to monitor after massive fires in Jefferson County

JEFFERSON Co., Ark. — Crews continue to monitor two fires that consumed hundreds of acres in forest land since Monday afternoon. The main concern is wind, said the State Forester of Arkansas. “We’re in pretty good shape except for this wind,” said Joe Fox, the Director of the Arkansas Dept. of Agriculture’s Forestry Division. The […] → Read More

Little Rock pastors push for more people at the midterm polls

A group of local pastors teamed up to promote higher voter turnout during this year’s midterm election. The event will culminate in a group walk to early vote Saturday. → Read More

Arkansas secretary of state candidates go head-to-head in general election debates

Republican and Democratic secretary of state candidates met to debate the security of Arkansas elections and related issues. → Read More

Arkansas Lieutenant Governor candidates take the stage to debate ahead of general elections

Tuesday marked the second day of debates for Arkansas candidates on the ballot in November, with the day starting with those vying to be the next lieutenant governor. → Read More