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Allegations against Ark. corrections board member raise questions for Gov. Sanders' father — and Trump

Do Republicans calling on Alonza Jiles to resign over allegations he knew about sexual assaults at the Lord's Ranch believe Ted Suhl, a Huckabee family favorite, is guilty?
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Garland County JP resigns citing health issues and frustration

Myers will still run for reelection and plans to claim the same seat in 2025.
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Up and down the ballot, judicial races could create openings for the governor to fill

Several of the races we've looked at could create an opening for Gov. Sanders to appoint someone to fill vacant seats in 2025.

A deeper look at Arkansas's state-funded safety grants to religious institutions

It isn't clear how the criteria established by the state were evaluated or applied. It's also unclear why six applicants received grants while four other applicants who cited similar threats did not.
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Governor appoints Lona McCastlain as parole board chair

McCastlain, a parole board member since 2017, replaces Jamol Jones as chair.

Corrections board member denies board violated FOIA, asks AG to agree to pay outside counsel

More sparks fly between the Board of Corrections and the attorney general. But the timing of Lee Watson's letter is curious, considering the governor's appointment of a new secretary last week, evidently with the board's blessing.
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New corrections secretary to earn $43,000 less than prior Sanders appointee

Adjusted for inflation, Wallace will earn less than any of the three previous corrections secretaries.

A look at Sarah Sanders' failure to recognize an ousted appointee's closetful of skeletons

The apparent carelessness with which the Jamol Jones appointment was treated raises questions about the Sanders administration’s vetting process more generally.
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Governor picks new corrections secretary after meeting with board chair

Potential violations of the FOIA notwithstanding, Gov. Sanders’ willingness to discuss this appointment with corrections board members beforehand represents a stark change in approach.

March 5 election may hand Gov. Sanders new state Supreme Court appointments

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders could end up appointing two new Arkansas Supreme Court Justices this year, depending on the outcome of two races.
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Eddie Joe Williams out after less than a week as interim corrections secretary

Though he was appointed by the Board of Corrections, Williams’ departure is yet another black eye for the Sanders administration.

Governor appoints Jamol Jones as parole board chair, giving him seat on corrections board (UPDATED)

This appointment gives Sanders another friendly vote on the Board of Corrections.
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