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Arkansas' broadband health
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Wed May 22, 2013
Illness risk increases as temps rise
As temperatures rise and summer draws near, sports practices head outside, but with those skyrocketing temperatures, the risk of heat-related illnesses increases.
Monument to first Gulf War veterans proposed in Senate
Legislation to allow a monument to those who served in the first Gulf War was introduced in the Senate on Tuesday, May 21.
Arkansas Governor Sends State's Thoughts, Prayers to Moore, Oklahoma
Governor Mike Beebe is reaching out to the Oklahoma town reeling from a deadly and destructive tornado that struck Monday afternoon.
Tue May 21, 2013
More severe storms forecast in central USA
Dark clouds gather above a destroyed home in Moore, Okla., on Tuesday. More storms are forecast to hit parts of the central USA later Tuesday and into Wednesday.
Hikma is Latest Firm to Stop Drugs Being Sold for Lethal Injections
Following the actions taken by Teva and Hospira in blocking the use of the anaesthetic propofol in capital punishment in March, Hikma Pharmaceuticals has issued a statement objecting to the use of its injectable drug phenobarbital being used by the Arkansas Department of Corrections.
Mon May 20, 2013
Will Republicans Screw Up Again? Some Are Already Overreaching
Some Republicans are so excited at the thought of multiple controversies dogging the White House over the next few months that they are already foaming at the mouth.
State Officials Call for Shoffner's Resignation
Several Arkansas officials are calling for State Treasurer Martha Shoffner to step down amid extortion allegations.
Walmart pushing for more Ark. product makers
Bentonville-based Walmart is making a push to sell more U.S.-made goods and part of that effort includes promoting products made in Arkansas.
Arkansas Storm Team Readies to Track Severe Storms
The Arkansas Storm Team is on standby for possible severe weather in parts of Arkansas this afternoon and into Tuesday.
Sun May 19, 2013
Sister lakes were milestones
Nimrod Dam was a subject of amazement for Arkansans when it was completed 71 years ago, forming Lake Nimrod in western Perry and eastern Yell counties.
Sat May 18, 2013
NPCC 1 of 7 schools to assist state, train health care guides
At the last minute, the 2013 session of the Arkansas Legislature created the Health Insurance Marketplace, a private insurance option for expanding government-subsidized health care coverage to more than 250,000 additional Arkansas residents.
Preservation group to list endangered Ark. sites
The Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas is preparing to release its list of historic properties that it views as the most endangered in the state.
Fri May 17, 2013
Ark. 'heartbeat' abortion law blocked
A federal judge Friday temporarily blocked a first-of-its-kind Arkansas law that would effectively have prevented most abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy.
Arkansas Unemployment Rate Dips to 7.1 Percent in April
Arkansas' unemployment rate dipped one-tenth of a percentage point from March to April, settling at 7.1 percent last month, according to a report Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.
Hearing to get underway in Ark. abortion ban case
A hearing is scheduled in a federal lawsuit challenging a new Arkansas law that bans most abortions 12 weeks into a pregnancy.
Wed May 15, 2013
Ekklesia Daily News
British firm moves to end supply of execution drugs to US
A UK pharmaceutical firm has announced that it is "putting in place concrete steps" to stop the use of its drugs in executions.
2 killed in Oklahoma boat crash were UA students
Authorities say two people were killed after a ski boat crashed into a parked houseboat on a northeast Oklahoma lake.
Tue May 14, 2013
Alleged Mexican cartel member charged in Arkansas
A high-ranking female member of a Mexican cartel was charged in a drug conspiracy case in Arkansas after her son allegedly recruited federal inmates in the state to distribute the organization's cocaine after they got out of prison, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Log Cabin Democrat
Ockert: Promise to invest in college students worthy of debate
Bill Halter may or may not win the Democratic nomination to be the next governor of Arkansas, but the central idea in his campaign should be a subject for major debate in the 2014 gubernatorial election.