computer science

Anti-abortion activists celebrate Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court ended a woman's right to abortion.

Hundreds of new Arkansas laws set to take effect Aug. 1

BY: - July 31, 2023

Arkansas lawmakers passed 890 laws during this year’s legislative sessions, and most take effect on Tuesday. In Arkansas, new laws take effect 91 days after the end of a legislative session (This year’s session ended May 1). A handful of those are already in effect because they contained emergency clauses, meaning they become law immediately […]

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Arkansas House sends amended career and technical education bill to governor’s desk

BY: - April 5, 2023

The Arkansas House of Representatives approved a bill Wednesday that opponents argued will harm the state’s progress in computer science education. The most contentious part of Senate Bill 470 is how it changes the requirement for high school students to take a computer science course to graduate. Under SB 470, students could choose to take […]

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Department of Commerce Secretary Mike Preston speak to reporters via video conference during a trade visit to Japan and China in late 2015. (Photo by Wesley Brown)

Hutchinson hands over job-recruiting legacy to the Sanders administration

BY: - January 9, 2023

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and his right-hand man Mike Preston ended the popular Republican governor’s eight-year tenure in office the same way they started: hunting for new jobs to grow the state’s 1.3 million-plus worker labor pool. Four days before leaving office, Hutchinson and Preston held their last press conference on Jan. 6 at the local […]