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Report: Arkansas 41st in child well-being

Jul 24, 2014 10:56pm

An annual report ranks Arkansas 41st in the nation in the overall well-being of its children, down from 40th last year, and shows that child poverty has increased in the state, although gains have...

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DHS warns of potential scam

Mar 26, 2014 5:30pm

A man and woman tried to gain access to an elderly woman’s home in Scott County under false pretenses, according to the Department of Human Services. The pair identified themselves as Adult...

Survey finds more work needed for better health

Mar 19, 2014 5:56pm

Arkansas children are more likely to receive preventive dental care, immunizations and mental health services than they were just seven years ago, according to a comprehensive report released last...

State’s jobless rate declines

Mar 19, 2014 5:45pm

Arkansas’ unemployment rate declined one-tenth of a percentage point to 7.3 percent in January, according to labor statistics released Monday.

The state’s jobless rate in January was higher...

Beebe appoints ‘best friend’ to UA board

Mar 19, 2014 5:42pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Monday appointed his chief of staff, Morril Harriman, to the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees.

“Morril has been my best friend and most trusted ally throughout my...

Beebe vetoes sand tax exemption

Mar 19, 2014 5:42pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Monday used his line-item veto power to veto a section of a budget bill that would exempt the sand used in oil and gas drilling from the state’s sales tax.

The House and...

State House OKs private option

Mar 05, 2014 6:12pm

The state House on Tuesday voted 76-24 to approve a new round of funding for the so-called private option, resolving the issue that has dominated the fiscal session

The Senate passed the...

Campaign filing ends with 412 candidates

Mar 05, 2014 6:12pm

The week-long filing period ended Monday for political candidates this election season with 19 people filing before the noon deadline, including candidates for congress and state treasurer.


Enrollment numbers released by DHS

Feb 12, 2014 6:51pm

The latest county-level review of Private Option data shows enrollment continues to increase in every Arkansas county, with hundreds, and in many cases thousands, of people in each county now...

McDaniel: New law offers no cure period in absentee voting

Feb 12, 2014 6:51pm

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Monday in an advisory opinion that he could find nothing in Arkansas’ new voter ID law that allows for a cure period for absentee voters who fail to submit ID...

Shoffner seeks separate trials

Feb 12, 2014 6:50pm

Former state Treasurer Martha Shoffner asked a federal judge Monday for a separate trial on 10 counts of mail fraud that were filed against her last week.

“While mail fraud is a federal...

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