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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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Battle still brews over health care

Feb 05, 2014 6:29pm

Gov. Mike Beebe was extolling the benefits of the so-called private option for expanding health insurance coverage last week when a reporter asked him why winning legislative support for the...

Arkansas fourth-graders lag in reading

Feb 05, 2014 6:19pm

Nearly seven out of 10 Arkansas fourth-graders do not read at a proficient level, according to a new study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

According to “Early Reading Proficiency in the...

Firefighters’ monument dedication set for March

Jan 29, 2014 2:18pm

George Curlin of Pine Bluff has seen his son’s name etched on memorials honoring fallen firefighters in Colorado and

Maryland, and he’s looking forward to seeing it a little closer to home...

Burn ban spreads to 50 counties

Jan 29, 2014 2:20pm

Burns bans are now in effect in 50 counties and outdoor burning is strongly discouraged across the state, the Arkansas Forestry Commission said Monday.

The commission said 48 wildfires...

This map by the Arkansas Forestry Commission shows the burn bans in Arkansas as of 7:30 p.m. Monday. (www.arkfireinfo.org)

50 Arkansas counties now under burn bans

Jan 27, 2014 7:29pm

LITTLE ROCK — Burns bans are now in effect in 50 counties and outdoor burning is strongly discouraged across the state, the Arkansas Forestry Commission said Monday.

The commission said 48...

Burn bans declared in 19 counties

Jan 21, 2014 9:37pm

LITTLE ROCK – High winds, low humidity and mild temperatures have contributed to an increase in wildfires across the state, the Arkansas Forestry Commission said Tuesday, adding that county judges...

Legislators get look at Beebe budget

Jan 15, 2014 6:04pm

Legislators got their first glimpse of Gov. Mike Beebe’s proposed $5 billion budget for the coming fiscal year Tuesday and were told it includes about $89 million in savings from the “private...

University of Arkansas audit begins this week at Capitol

Jan 08, 2014 4:34pm

By Rob Moritz

Arkansas News Bureau

Current and former employees of the University of Arkansas are testifying this week before a legislative committee regarding financial dealings in...

McDaniel seeks information on Target breach

Jan 01, 2014 6:02am

Arkansas News Bureau

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Thursday that his office has asked for information in the Target Corp. security breach, joining other state attorneys...

Laws aid consumers during winter storms

Dec 11, 2013 6:54pm

As most of Arkansas recovers from a major winter storm, the attorney general was issued a special consumer alert to remind Arkansas consumers of the protections they have when buying LP gas for...

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