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Cases of hepatitis on rise in state; vaccine offered for free in county

posted: 07/21/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

An outbreak of hepatitis A in northeast Arkansas has almost doubled in size, to 60 cases, in just over a month and resulted in one death, prompting the state on Friday to urge all residents of Greene County age 19-60 to get vaccinated.

Hepatitis A outbreak in part of Arkansas grows; officials urge county's residents to get vaccinated

posted: 07/20/2018 12:34 p.m. Discuss

An outbreak of hepatitis A in northeast Arkansas has almost doubled in size, to 60 cases, in just over a month and resulted in one death, prompting the state on Friday to urge all residents of Greene County age 19-60 to get vaccinated.

Arkansas panel OKs extra steps for doctors who prescribe high doses of opioid Rxs

posted: 07/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

Regulations requiring extra steps for doctors who prescribe high doses of opioid pain medication cleared a final hurdle when they were approved by a legislative subcommittee Tuesday.

Work rule trips up 7,000-plus Arkansas Works enrollees

posted: 07/14/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

More than 7,000 Arkansas Works enrollees were found out of compliance with a work requirement that took effect last month, according to figures released Friday.

Deadline tonight for Arkansas Works enrollees; 8,000+ lack coverage requirement

posted: 07/05/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 18

Thousands of Arkansas Works enrollees will be out of compliance with the program's work requirement unless they log into a state website by 9 p.m. today to report on their activities or exemption status for last month.

New suit filed over formula for home care in Arkansas

posted: 07/03/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A Jonesboro-based nonprofit is attempting in a new lawsuit to force the state to resume its processing of applications by the disabled for help with daily living tasks, such as dressing and bathing.

Nonprofit file suit, asks judge to order Arkansas to resume processing applications for program for disabled

posted: 07/02/2018 2:35 p.m. Discuss

A Jonesboro-based nonprofit has filed a new lawsuit asking a judge to order the state to resume its processing of applications by the disabled for help with daily living tasks, such as dressing and bathing.

Arrested lawmaker urged to quit post

posted: 07/01/2018 1:01 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Friday called for state Rep. Mickey Gates to resign after his arrest a day earlier on charges of failing to pay state income taxes.

Ex-exec accused of defrauding state Medicaid; filing cites $2M in improper billing

updated: 07/02/2018 5:30 a.m. Comments 4

Arkansas on Friday suspended Medicaid payments to a Springfield, Mo.-based nonprofit after a former executive with the organization was arrested in the improper billing of almost $2.3 million in claims for mental-health services.

Arrested state legislator urged to quit post

posted: 06/30/2018 5:30 a.m. Comments 2

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Friday called for state Rep. Mickey Gates to resign after his arrest a day earlier on charges of failing to pay state income taxes.

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