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Sixty percent of Arkansas students taking the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam scored satisfactorily while similar scores were recorded in geometry and ninth and 10th grade English.

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 7:38pm

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) and the Arkansas Public Service Commission (APSC) will hold their first stakeholders’ meeting under Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) to discuss how to implement President Obama’s historic Clean Power Plan in Arkansas.

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 7:27pm

John Selig, the director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services, announced in a DHS press release today that he will leave the department at the end of the year.

Thu, 10/08/2015 - 3:40pm

The traditional Medicaid and private option programs are providing benefits to people whose best addresses are out of state, who never seemed to have lived in Arkansas, or who are no longer living at all, according to a report prepared by a consultant hired by legislators.

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 2:30pm

The Fort Smith Board of Directors denied another request from Steve Parke, the city's director of utilities, Tuesday night (Oct. 6) at its regularly scheduled meeting from the Fort Smith Public Schools Service Center.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 10:33pm

Seventy-six percent of Arkansans now are served by public water systems that fluoridate water at recommended levels as a result of a 2011 law, legislators were told today.

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 10:48pm

Half of Arkansans believe the condition of the state’s roads is “a major problem that deserves attention,” but 64% oppose raising motor fuels taxes to address it, according to a poll by Americans for Prosperity.

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 10:17pm

Foreign policy issues as well as a continuing resolution to fund the government through mid-December were the main topics of discussion this week in the nation’s capital, with Arkansas lawmakers discussing the issues.

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 4:44pm

Three finalists have been selected as finalists for the University of Arkansas chancellor post, with the first public forum with a finalist set for Oct. 7.

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 5:34pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) and a delegation of nearly 50 Arkansas business leaders and state officials are in Cuba for a series of meetings with government officials.

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 8:24pm

Exactly a week after Gov. Asa Hutchinson unveiled a new initiative to woo more military jobs and spending to the state, the Pentagon on Monday (Sept.

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 8:13pm

The Fort Smith Public School Board on Monday (Sept. 28) voted to endorse a public enrollment charter school planned for the district, with two new Board members likely playing a role in what turned out to be a wider vote margin than expected.

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 10:39pm

In a surprise move that later was revealed to be a planned move, newly elected Fort Smith School Board member Wade Gilkey attempted Monday night (Sept. 28) to reverse course on a previous Board vote to end use of the Rebel as the Southside High School mascot.

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 9:58pm

The Governor’s Working Group on Highways has been meeting for months to discuss possible solutions for short-term, medium-range and long-term funding goals to maintain and repair Arkansas highways.

Sun, 09/27/2015 - 2:57pm

Arkansas’ federal lawmakers faced the resignation of House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, received a visit from Pope Francis and criticized a federal agency’s response to a disaster in the Animas River.

Sun, 09/27/2015 - 2:53pm

The state should not develop its own costly individual insurance exchange and instead should probably continue using the one operated by the federal government, Gov. Asa Hutchinson told members of a Medicaid advisory group Thursday (Sept. 24).

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 7:11pm

Among the ideas being considered by the Governor’s Working Group on Highway Funding has been transferring some of the state’s 16,418 miles of roads to cities and counties.

The Association of Arkansas Counties doesn’t support the idea.

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 4:44pm

Thunderous applause from city employees in attendance at Tuesday's (September 22) study session of the Fort Smith Board of Directors hinted at a potentially contentious budget fight to come.

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 8:52pm

In an Arkansas National Guard hanger filled with military personnel and a phalanx of government and legislative officials at North Little Rock’s Camp Robinson, Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday (Sept.

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 9:57pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday (Sept. 21) announced the following appointments:

Sherry Chesser, Little Rock, to the Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy.  Appointment expires Aug. 17, 2020.  Replaces Karen Garrett.

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 6:34pm


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