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Stacy Smith, deputy commissioner with the Arkansas Department of Education, presented various options available to the State Board of Education on Thursday morning, April 13, 2023, concerning the disposition of the beleaguered Marvell-Elaine School District. (John Sykes/Arkansas Advocate)

Federal probe in Florida should raise more than eyebrows in Arkansas

BY: - August 14, 2023

A kerfuffle in the Sunshine State stirred ripples in Arkansas last week when The Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times reported on a federal grand jury subpoena. Prosecutors served the subpoena to Jefferson County Schools in Florida, asking for documents involving bids for a contract in 2021 to help the low-performing district transition back to […]

The One World Trade Center and the New York skyline is seen in the background as a man jogs through the Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey, while the smoke from Canada wildfires covers the Manhattan borough on June 8, 2023. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

On a record day in D.C. for smoke pollution, U.S. Senate panel debates wildfire strategy

BY: - June 8, 2023

As smoke from Canadian wildfires caused the most hazardous air conditions on record in the Washington, D.C., area on Thursday, members of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee said that Congress should lift federal firefighter pay and encourage logging to reduce the risk of future blazes. ‚ÄúSmoke from the wildfires burning right now […]