Washington County

Rural Arkansans face long ambulance wait times, nationwide study says

BY: - August 7, 2023

All 75 counties in Arkansas have at least one ambulance desert, meaning it takes paramedics longer than 25 minutes to drive to some residents’ homes, according to a nationwide study published in May. Several factors, particularly limited public and private revenue in sparsely populated areas, drive this scarcity of potentially life-saving health services, according to […]

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Arkansas libraries revise policies in anticipation of law on ‘obscene’ content taking effect

BY: - July 24, 2023

Librarians across Arkansas are preparing in different ways for a new state law that is set to take effect next week and changes how libraries handle controversial material. Some library systems have altered their existing material reconsideration forms in hopes of handling future book challenges smoothly and in compliance with the law. Others have come […]

Arkansas School Safety Commission chair Cheryl May speaks into a microphone while sitting at a table with Gov. Asa Hutchinson

School Safety Commission adopts final proposals before report due date

BY: - September 27, 2022

The Arkansas School Safety Commission wrapped up four months of work by approving seven more recommendations at its final meeting Tuesday. Its final report to the governor is due Oct. 1. Three proposals at Tuesday’s meeting focused on cybersecurity and included recommendations for school districts to implement best practices in third-party risk management and cybersecurity […]