A new training video, informing coaches of how to protect their athletes from heat-related illness, is being filmed Tuesday and Wednesday of this week on Cabot Public School’s football field.
With temperatures reaching the triple digits, everyone is at risk of dehydration or even heat stroke. Athletes are especially vulnerable, but Dr. Dirk Haselow, an Arkansas State Epidemiologist says anyone spending any time outside should be careful.
There's more scrutiny now of Arkansas's economic incentives programs. Hewlett-Packard, which received $10 million from the Governor's Quick Action Closing Fund in 2008, announced earlier this year that it would be laying off employees at its Conway center.
Efforts to stimulate economic investment in rural communities across Arkansas are outlined in a new report by the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.
Dr. Wayne Miller, an extension economist, says the Rural Profile of Arkansas 2013 report shows how many manufacturing jobs in small towns have been shipped overseas to South America and Asia in recent years.
Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton says he thinks the federal health overhaul should be a part of the negotiations over the budget this fall but is stopping short of saying he'll vote against any spending bills that don't defund the law.
Cotton, who is challenging Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor in Arkansas, said Monday he believed the budget talks provide a chance to delay or defund the 2010 law.
Some Republican lawmakers have said they'll vote against any spending bills that fund the law, a move that members of both parties have said could trigger a government shutdown.