When disaster strikes, the first place many people now turn is to social media outlets, resulting in a “revolution” in emergency management, the nation’s top crisis official told a Senate committee Thursday.
When Congress returns to work this week, the conversation about how to fix the federal budget deficit will resume, with markedly differing proposals from the Republican-controlled House and the Democratic White House providing a starting point.
When the U.S. House votes today on a Republican budget plan, Arkansas’ delegation plans to split along party lines, with the three GOP freshmen supporting the proposal that would cut roughly $6 trillion in federal spending while lowering the top income tax rates.
A Northwest Arkansas development official told a Senate committee Wednesday that without federal funding to boost transportation projects, the economic success of one of the nation’s fastestgrowing regions could slam on the brakes.
When the White River overflowed its banks in March 2008, Carolyn Guglielmana of Mountain View “lost nearly everything” to the mud and water that flooded her home of 20 years, but a federal disaster payment helped with the repair cost.
A Senate panel considering legislation to strengthen procedures for tracking disease outbreaks, similar to one that may have occurred in Northwest Arkansas a decade ago, heard Tuesday from a cancer survivor, a scientific researcher and consumer advocate Erin Brockovich.