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Jeannie Roberts

General Assignment Reporter

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Policy murky on union of 2 state officials

posted: 04/23/2015 3:19 a.m. Comments 5

For months, the vice chairman of a state board has participated in issuing decisions and setting policy for an agency in which her husband is a key employee -- a situation that the state personnel administrator said Wednesday is "unusual."

Prisons notebook

posted: 04/22/2015 3:02 a.m. Discuss

Board OKs liquid detergent in prison The state prison system will now have the option of using liquid laundry detergent -- as opposed to the current powder detergent in use.

State's schools earn A's, F's for first time

posted: 04/16/2015 4:15 a.m. Comments 16

Arkansas' more than 1,000 public schools received letter grades Wednesday ranging from A's for excellence to F's for schoolwide low achievement, just like the grades the schools give to their students.

Prison vendor to sell visits via video link

posted: 04/14/2015 2:53 a.m. Discuss

Contracts that could generate millions of dollars for the state and provide video visitation for inmates are poised to be signed this week, Arkansas Department of Correction spokesman Cathy Frye said Monday.

Prison contract could generate millions for state

posted: 04/14/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK -- Contracts that could generate millions of dollars for the state and provide video visitation for inmates are poised to be signed this week, Arkansas Department of Correction spokesman Cathy Frye said Monday.

State prisons' medical-care pact gets OK

posted: 04/11/2015 3:23 a.m. Discuss

A $69 million, second phase of a contract to provide medical care to the state's prison and community correction inmates has been extended for another year.

Glasgow's cause of death unclear

posted: 04/11/2015 3:21 a.m. Discuss

The state medical examiner said Friday that the cause of death cannot be determined for Little Rock businessman John Glasgow.

Childhood home unveils Angelou stamp

posted: 04/09/2015 4:04 a.m. Discuss

From a young age, the world-renowned poet and author Maya Angelou, who called Stamps her childhood home, endured stifling poverty, discrimination, a childhood sexual assault and a teen pregnancy.

Changes to elder, disabled care air

posted: 04/04/2015 2:25 a.m. Discuss

State officials have mapped out a three-year plan to bring the state's community-based disabled and elderly care into line with a new federal initiative aimed at standardizing service throughout the nation.

County clerk facing forgery, theft counts

posted: 03/26/2015 4:25 a.m. Discuss

An initial investigation of unauthorized bonuses paid to Jefferson County employees resulted in the arrest Wednesday of Jefferson County Clerk Patricia Royal Johnson.

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