Government & Politics


Hutchinson, a Flawed Site and Defining Exploitation
A screenshot of the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services' Pandemic Unemployment Assistance website at pua.arkansas.gov.

Hutchinson, a Flawed Site and Defining Exploitation

by Kyle Massey – 3 days ago

Gov. Hutchinson puzzled techies and Luddites alike by making a federal case out of what seemed to be a good Samaritan's report that the Arkansas Pandemic Unemployment Assistance website was inadvertently revealing applicants' Social Security and banking numbers.


PSC's Long-Awaited Net-Metering Ruling Favors Solar Industry

PSC's Long-Awaited Net-Metering Ruling Favors Solar Industry

The Arkansas Public Service Commission ended four years of wrangling over pricing rules for solar power Monday, pleasing the solar installation industry with a ruling that keeps compensation high for power put back onto the electric grid by residences and small business power systems of less than 1 megawatt. read more >

With Captive Audience, Arkansas PBS Sees Viewership Boom

With Captive Audience, Arkansas PBS Sees Viewership Boom

Technology & Telecom

Arkansas PBS is reporting dramatic viewership increases on the state's educational television network and online during the coronavirus pandemic as Arkansans find the Conway-based public media hub "increasingly at the center of their lives." read more >

Gallery: Arkansas Made

Gallery: Arkansas Made

Banking & FinanceHealth CareLegalRestaurants & FoodTechnology & TelecomTransportation

From steel to toilet tissue, chainsaws to snack foods, Arkansas delivers the goods. read more >

Nate Smith to Leave Arkansas for CDC Post

Nate Smith to Leave Arkansas for CDC Post

Health Care

Arkansas Secretary of Health Dr. Nathaniel Smith has been hired by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta to serve as deputy director for public health service and implementation science. read more >

Finance Crisis at Arkansas Colleges Hits the Layoff Stage

Finance Crisis at Arkansas Colleges Hits the Layoff Stage

Health CareTechnology & TelecomCover Story

With Arkansas' public colleges in historic financial distress, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Chancellor Christina Drale prescribed a bitter remedy this month — cuts deep enough to cost tenured professors their jobs — and state education leaders fear other state universities may have to take a dose. read more >

Arkansas Down 13.1% In Higher Ed Funding

Arkansas Down 13.1% In Higher Ed Funding

State funding for higher education in the United States declined dramatically in the decade after the Great Recession, 2008-18, contributing to tuition increases and raising the costs borne by students. read more >