The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission is scheduling a series of public meetings throughout the month of June that will allow Arkansans to ask questions and make comments on updating the Arkansas Water Plan.
Edward Swaim with the Commission says the plan is about identifying what the state's water resources are, what the water needs are, and where programs or policies need to be implemented to best manage water resources.
Swaim says this is the second of four rounds of public meetings.
A seventh grader from LISA Academy in Little Rock is the sole contestant from Arkansas in the National Spelling Bee taking place this week. Chythanya Murali is competing in the nation's most prominent spelling stage, covered by ESPN. Murali's coach and LISA Academy's High School assistant principal Judith Knieling says Murali's natural curiosity enables her to succeed.
With Memorial Day over, many Arkansans have put their grills away. However, two Back Yard Burger restaurants in central Arkansas are offering a special meal deal to customers Tuesday in honor of National Burger Day.
Elyse Hammett works with the Back Yard Burger chain in Arkansas. She says Burger Day began in Michigan in the 1930s and later became an annual event enjoyed by foodies nationwide.
New U.S. Census estimates show that more than half of Arkansas' cities and towns saw population drops over the past 10 years - even as the state's overall population grew by 9 percent.
Recent population estimates show that 308 cities and towns in Arkansas had population declines between 2002 and 2012. The largest drop was in Pine Bluff, where the population decreased by more than 6,800 over the 10-year period. Springdale led the 194 cities that gained in population.