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Arkansas Medical Marijuana 101 (Erika Gee Commentary)

Arkansas Medical Marijuana 101 (Erika Gee Commentary)

After years of public discussion in Arkansas about medical marijuana, voters in November 2016 approved a constitutional amendment to legalize it. Here's a look at the basics of the medical marijuana law, known as Amendment 98.
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Federal Lawsuit Seeks to Overturn Arkansas Panhandling Law

The American Civil Liberties Union asks a federal judge to halt a new Arkansas anti-loitering law that it says unconstitutionally targets panhandlers.
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Pay Escalates for Top College Administrators in Arkansas

Between fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2017, a more typical compensation increase for Arkansas university administrators was between 10 and 20 percent.
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Arkansas Gets First Medical Pot Dispensary Application

The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration says it's received its first application for a medical marijuana dispensary license. read more >

Jonesboro to Modify Plans for New Shooting Range

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Arkansas Unemployment Rate Stays Level at 3.4 Percent

Arkansas' unemployment rate in July stayed at 3.4 percent. The record low was set in May and has remained unchanged for three months. read more >

Where Immigration Policy Could Go Under Trump (Neemah Esmaeilpour Commentary)

Donald Trump has wasted little time in trying to turn his campaign promises of immigration reform into policy. Changes to "legal" immigration have the potential of making a big impact on employers. read more >

Federal Court: Arkansas Can Block Planned Parenthood Money

A federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group. read more >

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State Deploys Chatbots Across Government Website

The Arkansas state government's efforts to serve internet users moved forward this month with the launch of a beta version of the official state website,, which will feature chatbot technology. read more >

Arkansas Business Seeks Info on Minority-, Woman-Owned Businesses

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