Tagged: Arkansas Department Of Human Services

Jason Pederson Now on DHS’ Side

Jason Pederson Now on DHS’ Side

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KATV is missing Jason Pederson, who left the Little Rock ABC affiliate after 24 years to create an ombudsman’s office at the Arkansas Department of Human Services. read more >

State to Run Youth Lockups For Another Year

State to Run Youth Lockups For Another Year

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A plan to reprivatize seven secure facilities housing delinquent youths has been pushed back by at least a year, the head of the Division of Youth Services of the Arkansas Department of Human Services said Monday. read more >

Reporter Marci Manley Turns to PR; It’s Not Shocking News

Reporter Marci Manley Turns to PR; It’s Not Shocking News

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After nearly a decade in TV news, including three years as a top investigative reporter at KARK/Fox 16 in Little Rock, Marci Manley left her first love, journalism, for a state public relations job that better suits her marriage and family plans. read more >

Overtime Suit Adds to Home Care Wage Burden

Overtime Suit Adds to Home Care Wage Burden

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s regulations that increased minimum wage and overtime coverage to home health workers has resulted in the Arkansas Support Network Inc. owing $650,000 in back wages to employees who worked overnight shifts in clients’ homes. read more >

Arkansas Hospitals Fear Changes in Medicaid, Arkansas Works

Arkansas Hospitals Fear Changes in Medicaid, Arkansas Works

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As the fight over health care continues in Congress, Arkansas hospital executives are worried about changes being made to Arkansas’ Medicaid expansion program known as Arkansas Works, which has saved hospitals $150 million annually in uncompensated care. read more >