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Welfare of youths still lags in state

updated: 06/26/2016 3:51 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas continues to rate as one of the country's most inhospitable places for children, according to a national report, and some state policymakers and experts don't expect that to change in the near future.

States get tutorial on shift away from No Child law

updated: 06/26/2016 3:46 a.m. Discuss

States are developing plans, scheduled to be finished next year, to begin the transition from operating under the No Child Left Behind law to the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Crystal Bridges starts work on new entrance

updated: 06/26/2016 3:45 a.m. Discuss

The thought of construction equipment returning to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art left Scott Eccleston with a bit of a knot in his stomach.

In Batesville, veterans plan gay pride fete

posted: 06/26/2016 3:27 a.m. Discuss

A Batesville American Legion post will celebrate gay pride this week, signaling a shift in the traditionally conservative veterans organization.

8 kids now official park ranger grads

posted: 06/26/2016 3:26 a.m. Discuss

The playground at the far back side of Boyle Park is empty.

Youth intervention outfit to close as grants dry up

posted: 06/26/2016 3:24 a.m. Discuss

New Futures For Youth, a nonprofit agency that works with and administers youth intervention programs, will close its doors this summer after 28 years in business.

Tourist town's rents pricing out workers

posted: 06/26/2016 3:22 a.m. Discuss

A dearth of affordable housing in Eureka Springs is causing a shortage of service-sector employees, say some restaurant owners in the tourist town.

Several fires in June viewed as suspicious in Blytheville

posted: 06/26/2016 3:17 a.m. Discuss

Several suspicious fires in Blytheville during the past few weeks have firefighters investigating the possibility the blazes are connected.

Democrat-Gazette wins general excellence award

posted: 06/26/2016 3:12 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette won the the general excellence award for overall quality in the larger daily newspapers category of the Arkansas Press Association awards, the organization announced Saturday.

Washington news in brief

updated: 06/26/2016 3:11 a.m. Discuss

Fulbright Program saluted for its 70th U.S. Sen. John Boozman of Rogers and U.S. Rep. French Hill of Little Rock introduced resolutions marking the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright Program.

Paper Trails: Biography out on life of Brown

posted: 06/26/2016 3:08 a.m. Discuss

BOOKING IT: Enter Helen, a new biography of Arkansas native Helen Gurley Brown, the longtime editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, has hit the shelves.

Top prize honors work to build up Fort Chaffee area

posted: 06/26/2016 2:43 a.m. Discuss

Nearly two decades after the federal government closed Fort Chaffee, efforts to develop the former post are attracting national recognition.

Fatal shooting under review by state police

posted: 06/26/2016 2:42 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas State Police officers are investigating a fatal shooting involving three Washington County sheriff's deputies, according to a news release issued Saturday.

Work set for I-40 in Pulaski County

posted: 06/26/2016 2:41 a.m. Discuss

Asphalt replacement on existing eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 in Pulaski County will continue to require daily lane closures for four nights beginning today, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said.

1-vehicle crashes kill 3 off Arkansas roadways

posted: 06/26/2016 2:41 a.m. Discuss

Two people died from Saturday traffic crashes on Arkansas roads and a third died from a crash earlier this month, according to preliminary reports from Arkansas State Police.





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