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Live coverage: Stay abreast of the 2022 elections with us

By: - November 8, 2022

Welcome to Election Day 2022. Arkansans will choose a new governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general along with numerous other federal, state, county and local officials, as well as vote on four proposed amendments to the state constitution. Polls open at 7:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. Some voting locations may have changed since […]

Man sentenced to life in prison in sex trafficking of 6-year-old

By: - October 25, 2022

A Little Rock man who pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a 6-year-old child received a life sentence Tuesday from U.S. District Judge Brian Miller. DeMarcus George, 28, is one of two men charged in the case, which began in February 2018 when the 6-year-old was taken to Arkansas Children’s […]

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Arkansas opens new application period for pregnancy center grants

By: - October 24, 2022

A new application period for the state’s Pregnancy Resource Center Grant opens today, Oct. 24, according to Scott Hardin, spokesperson for the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration. The deadline for submitting applications is Nov. 23. Applicants will be vying for a share of $546,000, the amount remaining after 14 organizations were awarded $454,191 in […]

Journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson (left) is one of three National Civil Rights Museum Freedom Award honorees this month. Here she receives the 2015 National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama at the White House in September 2016. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Authors Taylor Branch, Isabel Wilkerson, and FedEx founder Fred Smith honored with Freedom Award

By: - October 10, 2022

Authors Taylor Branch and Isabel Wilkerson and FedEx founder Frederick W. Smith are this year’s Freedom Award honorees from the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, museum officials announced Monday. The Freedom Award gala and presentation will be held Oct. 20 at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis. Branch is best known for his trilogy on […]

UAMS researchers track monkeypox mutation as possible spur to its spread

By: - September 26, 2022

A team of UAMS researchers found that the recent rapid spread of the monkeypox virus may be different from previous outbreaks because of genetic mutations they identified, according to a press release from the medical school. The researchers, led by UAMS’ David Ussery, published their findings this month in the Journal of Applied Microbiology. The […]

Groups mount opposition to Arkansas lawmakers’ proposal on ballot initiatives

By: - September 12, 2022

A group formed last week to oppose the November ballot measure to make it more difficult to pass ballot initiatives in Arkansas. The Arkansas Public Policy Panel registered Friday as a legislative question committee to campaign against Issue 2. The Arkansas General Assembly referred Issue 2 to the November ballot. It would increase the threshold […]

Sarah Huckabee Sanders to launch $3.5M ad campaign during Hogs game

By: - September 1, 2022

Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ campaign announced Thursday it would launch a multi-million-dollar paid media campaign on Saturday afternoon with a television ad during the Arkansas Razorbacks’ football season opener. It will be the Republican gubernatorial candidate’s first statewide TV ad for the general election. It’s the same ad the campaign ran during the Republican primary, focused […]