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Dozens of contested Arkansas school board races set for May 9

BY: - March 22, 2023

Several Arkansans are vying for a seat on their local school board in May, but legislation being considered by the Arkansas General Assembly could change how these elections are conducted in the future.  Senate Bill 206, which was amended and re-referred to the Senate Education Committee in February, would allow school board elections to be […]

A model of COVID-19, known as coronavirus.(Photo by Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

Arkansas’ Hutchinson, other GOP governors ask Biden to end public health emergency

BY: - December 20, 2022

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and 24 other Republican governors sent a letter to President Joe Biden on Monday asking him to end the national public health emergency declared at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. “While the virus will be with us for some time, the emergency phase of the pandemic is behind us,” the governors […]

Smoke rises from a coal-fired power plant in Romeoville, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Report says many utilities are slow-walking clean energy goals

BY: - October 5, 2022

DENVER — A report released this week by the Sierra Club faults dozens of utilities that provide a major chunk of U.S. electric generation for failing to speed up their decarbonization efforts.  “For the sake of our communities and planet, we must do everything in our power to create a clean, renewable electric grid by […]