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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).