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Report finds education gaps remain

Feb 26, 2015 6:08pm

If Arkansas doesn’t make changes in education policy, students will continue to fall behind. A new report says that the state has made some much-needed progress since the now-famous Lake View case...

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Choctaw man joins Guard

Sep 25, 2014 5:28pm

Pvt. Jerith Pike of Choctaw recently enlisted into the Arkansas Army National Guard and has earned education benefits valued at $50,420.

Pike will serve as an infantryman after attending...

Program winds down

Sep 25, 2014 5:28pm

Ozark Opportunities Inc. will close its Regular and Crisis FY 2014 Summer Cooling Home Energy Assistance Programs on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, or prior to the closing date if funds are depleted...

Watch for armyworm invasion

Sep 25, 2014 5:05pm

Livestock and hay producers should be scouring their pastures and hay meadows for fall armyworms. Armyworm infestations can wreak havoc on lawns, hay fields, pastures, and newly planted fall...

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Murphy named to replace ousted judge

Sep 18, 2014 2:31pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Monday appointed a replacement for a 20th Judicial District circuit judge who was removed by the state Supreme Court for misconduct.

Beebe appointed Conway attorney...

Court urged to reverse gay marriage ruling

Sep 18, 2014 2:28pm

The Arkansas Supreme Court should reverse a circuit judge’s ruling that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office argued Monday in a court...

State asks to make changes to private option plan

Sep 18, 2014 2:28pm

The Arkansas Department of Human Services on Monday requested federal approval of proposed changes to the so-called private option, the state’s version of Medicaid expansion.

The agency...

Candidates report fundraising

Sep 18, 2014 2:34pm

Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson raised about $50,000 more than Democratic candidate Mike Ross in August, according to monthly campaign finance reports filed Monday with the...

Board members say training was lacking

Sep 18, 2014 2:33pm

Members of the Arkansas Fire Protection Licensing Board told a legislative committee on Friday that a lack of training was the reason they did not notice irregularities in the former executive...

Washington digest

Sep 18, 2014 2:33pm

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans last week blocked a Democrat-led effort to amend the Constitution to allow Congress to limit how much outside groups can spend on political campaigns.

The...

House Call

Sep 18, 2014 2:30pm

Q: Why do I often experience muscle jerks when falling asleep at night?

A: Muscle jerks you experience when falling asleep are called sleep starts, hypnic jerks, or sleep myoclonus, which...

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