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Arkansas Budget Bill Boosts Human Services, School Funding
Jeremy Gillam

Arkansas Budget Bill Boosts Human Services, School Funding

Arkansas' public schools, child welfare system and Medicaid program are set to receive funding increases while additional money is being tucked away for unexpected needs under a proposed $5.3 billion state budget unveiled Sunday.
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Harrison High School Students Compete for Makerspace Money

Some Harrison High School students are hoping to make a Makerspace a real space in town.
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Rich Mountain Community College Trustees Vote To Join UA System

The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees could give final approval May 25-26 to a merger with Rich Mountain Community College in Mena (Polk County).
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UA Names Matthew Waller Dean of Walton Business College

The University of Arkansas said Tuesday that Matthew Waller will become dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business on May 1. Waller, 51, has been interim dean since April.
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