Around the South for Feb. 19: NC, AR & OK

North Carolina: Burr says Apple should obey court order. Citing the circumstances in the terror attack that killed 14 people in California in December, US Sen. Richard Burr (R), in an op-ed in USA Today, said, “The FBI needs access to the phone so the agency can better piece together information about the terrorists and whom they contacted.” ……. Arkansas: Hutchinson defends Medicaid expansion. Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R), in a speech reported in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, said that his state should keep its insurance program for low-income residents, adding new eligibility restrictions and benefits, and rename it Arkansas Works. Critics oppose it because it uses federal funds to buy private insurance for recipients ……. Oklahoma: Tight Democratic race. A survey of likely Democratic voters in the Sooner State, conducted by Public Policy Polling, shows Hillary Clinton with a slim 46-to-44 lead over Bernie Sanders, reports Clinton polled better on foreign policy, Sanders on income inequality …….