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Group Submits Signatures for Medical Marijuana Proposal
The proposal is among several marijuana proposals that are vying for the ballot.

Group Submits Signatures for Medical Marijuana Proposal

Medical marijuana supporters have submitted signatures in an effort to get a legalization proposal on the ballot in Arkansas this November.
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Christy Hawkins Elected to Arkansas Association for Medical Staff Services (Movers & Shakers)

Christy Hawkins, medical staff coordinator at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center at Harrison, has been elected to serve on the Arkansas Association for Medical Staff Services board of directors for the 2016-18 term. Hawkins will serve as the northwest district representative on the board.
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Arkansas Sells Home Health Program for $39M to Private Firm

A Kentucky company is spending $39 million to acquire an Arkansas state program that provides home health care to thousands of people.
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Religious Objection Opt-Out for Arkansas Counselors Stalls

A rule that would allow Arkansas counselors to refer patients to another provider over religious objections has been sent back to a subcommittee.
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Arkansas Climbs 8 Spots in National Child Economic Well-Being Rankings

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Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2016

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 23rd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know. read more >

Thoughts, Prayers — And Research (Editorial)

Last week, the American Medical Association called gun violence “a public health crisis” and declared it would lobby Congress to repeal legislation prohibiting the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention from researching the issue. read more >

Ashley Buchman Moves Into Vice Chancellor Slot at ASU-Newport (Movers & Shakers)

Ashley Buchman was recently promoted to vice chancellor for student affairs at Arkansas State University-Newport. read more >

Anna Beth Gorman Named New Executive Director at Women's Foundation (Movers & Shakers)

Anna Beth Gorman has joined the Women's Foundation of Arkansas in Little Rock as executive director. She has five years of experience working for Girl Scouts-Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma & Texas as membership director, vice president of membership services and chief of membership, volunteer and program officers. read more >

Arkansas Unemployment Drops to 3.8 Percent

Arkansas' seasonally adjusted unemployment rate shows the state at 3.8 percent for May 2016, a decrease of 1.6 percent since May 2015. read more >

National Group Opposes Religious Opt-Out for Counselors

The American Counseling Association says it's opposed to an effort in Arkansas to allow counselors to refer clients to another provider if they have a religious objection to treating them. read more >

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame Announces Second Class

The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Thursday announced nine inductees to its second class, which includes two posthumous honorees and one organization. read more >

Religious Objection Opt-Out for Arkansas Counselors Advances

A rule allowing counselors in Arkansas to refer patients to another provider over religious objections to treating them won initial approval Tuesday, sparking criticism. read more >

Pathagility Gains San Antonio Lab as New Client

Pathagility of Conway announced Tuesday that pharmacogenetic testing lab Advanced Genomics of San Antonio will use its lab information management system and reporting solution to streamline operations. read more >

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