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Inspection to require lane shift in Hot Springs
The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department says traffic in the westbound lane of Highway 70 will shift to the shoulder.
Thu May 23, 2013
Details emerge on Arkansas 'private option' for Medicaid expansion
The House and Senate Public Health committees met today to hear updates on the "private option" plan for expanding healthcare coverage.
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Universities approve tuition hikes, reject gun option
The University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees on Thursday approved tuition and fee increases of 3.5% for the University of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith.
Ark. to submit 'private option' waiver in August
Arkansas Medicaid officials say the state will submit its request to use federal money to purchase private insurance for thousands of low-income residents by August.
Iowa, Maine struggling over Medicaid expansion
One Republican governor has finally given up his opposition to expanding Medicaid under Obamacare, while another is steadfastly fighting his legislature, vetoing an expansion bill.
Supreme Court says 1979 Cornish hen theft makes sheriff ineligible to serve
The Arkansas Supreme Court today reversed a lower court and said Searcy County Sheriff and Collector Kenny Cassell's 1979 conviction on a federal misdemeanor theft charge for stealing Cornish hens from a Tyson's interstate shipment made him ineligible to hold office.
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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.