The Arkansas Department of Health has released a new report on health concerns that is intended to be more easily understood by the general public.
The 140-page report addresses issues such as life expectancy, infant mortality and health literacy in Arkansas.
Co-author Jennifer Dillaha told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that technical language and abbreviations are not known to the general public and the goal is to make the report easier to read and understand.
A lecture titled “Countering the Culture of Clinton Hating” will be held Tuesday at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock featuring former journalist and author David Brock. He’s founder of a non-profit group called Media Matters for America, which works to counter what he calls conservative misinformation in the media.
This week's Talk Business & Politics with Roby Brock: Hear from Arkansas's new Speaker of the House Designate Jeremy Gillam and Senate President Pro Tempore Designate Jonathan Dismang; The latest from Mike Ross's campaign for Governor.
Simmons First National Corp. will acquire Little Rock-based Delta Trust & Banking Corp. for roughly $66 million, Talk Business Arkansas reports.
The Pine Bluff-based bank said it has entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger with Delta Trust. According to the terms of the agreement, Simmons First will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Delta Trust in a transaction valued at approximately $66 million, subject to potential adjustments.
The Arkansas Supreme Court has reassigned the caseload of a judge who is being investigated for online comments he posted anonymously and contributions he received linked to a nursing home that appeared before his court.
Chief Justice Jim Hannah on Monday ordered that a special judge or judges be assigned to hear the cases for Faulkner County Circuit Judge Mike Maggio.
Maggio this month dropped his bid for a seat on the Arkansas Court of Appeals after admitting to posting comments online that were criticized as racist and sexist.
A former Little Rock Police Chief interned at Mount Holly Cemetery in an unmarked plot for over 130 years is getting his grave marked Friday. George Counts died in 1884 of tuberculosis just five years after becoming chief.
Kay Tatum with the Mount Holly Cemetery Association said the recommendation for Counts to become chief came from an unusual source.
“It’s interesting that his nomination for Chief of Police came from a former slave Isaac Taylor Gillam who had been the city jailer, a city councilman, and also a police officer,” said Tatum.
This week's report: Arkansas's unemployment rate dipped in January; Highline Technical Innovations announced a project with the Department of Defense; Standard and Poor's ratings services affirmed its rating of Dillard's, Inc.