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Report: In Arkansas, 40 Percent of Cancer Deaths Among Men Related to Smoking

Report: In Arkansas, 40 Percent of Cancer Deaths Among Men Related to Smoking

New research shows cigarettes contribute to more than 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the U.S. The rate is highest among men in southern states where smoking is more common and tobacco control policies are less strict.
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Arkansas Medical Marijuana Proponents Launch TV Ad

Supporters of a medical marijuana proposal in Arkansas have launched a television ad touting the November ballot measure as a way to help children with seizures.
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Employers Seek Hires With Soft Abilities Like Attitude, Teamwork

“Skills gap” discussions often pivot on abilities or qualifications that employers find in short supply, but broader communication and human interaction traits are more likely to determine success or failure on the job, human resources experts say.
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Prevention Efforts Save Arkansas Hospitals $27M

Reducing patient injuries at 48 Arkansas hospitals has saved $27 million in one year, according to a report released last month.
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Doctor Asks Court to Reverse $122.5M Award Over Bombing

A former doctor convicted of severely injuring the Arkansas medical board's chairman in a 2009 bombing is asking the state Supreme Court to reverse a $122.5 million civil judgment against him, saying a judge should have allowed him to prove he didn't plant the bomb. read more >

Arkansas Health Firms Owner Sentenced to 7 Years for Bribery

The owner of two Arkansas mental health companies has been sentenced to seven years in prison for bribing a top official at the state's Human Services Department. read more >

Arkansas Appeals Order Blocking Planned Parenthood Defunding

Arkansas is appealing a judge's order preventing the state from blocking Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group. read more >

Arkansas Court Disqualifies Medical Marijuana Proposal, Issue 7

The Arkansas Supreme Court has disqualified a medical marijuana proposal from the November ballot, but voters will still be able to consider a competing plan. read more >

Construction Begins on Arkansas Children's $4.4M Clinic

Arkansas Children's Hospital started construction Wednesday on its $4.4 million Southwest Little Rock Community Clinic. read more >

Hutchinson: Open to Looking at Alternate Medical Pot Plan

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he's open to looking at an effort to legalize a limited form of marijuana for patients if two medical pot proposals fail in next month's election. But the Republican governor says he has questions about how the alternate proposal would comply with federal law. read more >

Rep. Dan Douglas to Push for Medical Pot If Measures Lose

Republican Rep. Dan Douglas says he'll introduce legislation during next year's session to make a more limited form of medical marijuana available to some patients if voters reject two ballot proposals. read more >

Arkansas Lawmaker to Push for Medical Pot if Measures Lose

An Arkansas lawmaker opposed to ballot measures legalizing medical marijuana says he'll introduce legislation next year to make a more limited form of the drug available to some patients if voters reject the proposals. read more >

Companies Relying on Training Programs To Supply Candidates

Tech, health care and manufacturing executives say they have all run into the same sort of problem: finding employable candidates for the open jobs they have. read more >

Online Recruitment Works If Done Correctly, Experts Say

Automated job-match programs — like Monster, Indeed, Glassdoor, Career Builder, Dice and the state-run Arkansas JobLink — are still useful, but experts say employers have to use them smartly to get the best results. read more >

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