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Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders announces details of her education package on Feb. 8, 2023 at the State Capitol.
Education / Government & Politics

Arkansas Senate OKs Bill on Teacher Raises, School Vouchers

The proposal, which now heads to the majority-Republican House, is advocated by GOP Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders as her top priority this legislative session. read more >
Elizabeth Bowles, CEO of Aristotle Unified Communications, is one small-business leader who has expressed concern about new grant funding requirements that could hamper broadband internet expansion across the state
Government & Politics

Letter-of-Credit Rule Draws Criticism in Broadband Effort

Aristotle chief says hurdle is costly and likely to keep small firms out of program. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Education / Government & Politics / Tourism

Land Deal Off, UA Looks to Replace Cash

With the collapse of a $16.5 million land sale that drew opposition from Arkansas legislators, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is searching for ways to replace the lost revenue. read more >
Education

Arkansas Panel Rejects Ban on ‘1619 Project’ in Schools

An Arkansas House panel rejects legislation that would have banned schools from teaching a New York Times project on slavery's legacy, one of several attempts in Republican states to limit how race is taught. read more >
Brandon Achor, a pharmacist and co-owner of Lackie Drug Store, said the pharmacy is losing about $50,000 annually as a result  of pharmacy benefit managers reimbursement rates.
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Legal / Retail

Lonoke Drug Store Targets Pharmacy Benefit ManagersLock Icon

Lackie Drug Store of Lonoke is suing six of the largest pharmacy benefit managers in the country, saying it won’t be able to survive because the drug reimbursement rates it receives from the PBMs are often below its cost. read more >
State Rep. Les Warren, R-Hot Springs
Government & Politics

Third Arkansas Lawmaker Tests Positive for Coronavirus

A third Arkansas lawmaker said Monday he has tested positive for the coronavirus, days before the Legislature is set to meet for this year's session. read more >
The Buffalo National River in north Arkansas.
Government & Politics / Health Care / Tourism

Buffalo National River Closed Over Coronavirus Concerns

The Buffalo National River was temporarily closed Thursday because of coronavirus concerns, and a second Arkansas lawmaker tested positive for the virus. read more >
State Rep. Reginald Murdock
Government & Politics / Health Care

Arkansas State Representative Tests Positive for Coronavirus

A member of the Arkansas House said Wednesday he's tested positive for the coronavirus and state health officials reported two more people have died from the outbreak. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care

Bill: Immediately Reinstate People to Medicaid After Ruling

Arkansas Democratic lawmakers are calling for the state to immediately reinstate thousands of people kicked off the Medicaid expansion program because of a work requirement that's been halted by a federal judge. read more >
UAMS provides emergency medicine services at Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway.
Government & Politics / Health Care / Nonprofits

Committee Raises Questions of Collusion Between UAMS, Baptist

The Arkansas General Assembly's Joint Performance Review Committee will continuing looking into a contract under which the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences provides physician services to Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal

House OKs Guns in Church; Beebe’s Signature Expected

The Arkansas House voted overwhelmingly Monday to allow people to carry concealed weapons into churches, synagogues and mosques, as long as the place of worship has given the OK. read more >