The nuclear weapons accident that occurred in Damascus, Arkansas, in September of 1980 is the topic of a new book by investigative reporter Eric Schlosser, known for the bestsellers Fast Food Nation and Reefer Madness.
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has approved the wording of a proposed constitutional amendment that would change the terms of county elected officials from two to four years.
McDaniel on Monday certified the language of the proposed ballot measure submitted by David Dinwiddie of Pine Bluff. The proposal would apply to county judges, justices of the peace, sheriffs, collectors, treasurers, assessors, clerks, coroners, surveyors and constables.
An Arkansas doctor convicted of possessing child pornography 13 years ago is suing the state over a new law that bars giving Medicaid money to convicted sex offenders.
Dr. Lonnie Joseph Parker filed a lawsuit in federal court on Friday and asked a judge to block enforcement of the new restriction, which took effect Aug. 16. The law prohibits any registered se offender from providing Medicaid services in the state.
The measure was introduced after a legislative audit noted that Parker had received more than $489,000 in Medicaid payments.
Work has already begun on expanding electronic gaming by 50 percent at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs but some residents are voicing concerns it could hurt local businesses. Tuesday night the city’s Board of Directors will consider an appeal questioning the economic impact, traffic issues, and a lack of public notification about the project.
A study by the University of Arkansas of K-12 students who went on field trips to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art shows that children who visited the museum had improved critical thinking skills.
The university and the museum in Bentonville announced Monday that the study results are being published in the journal Education Next.
Researchers studied children who visited the museum and those who hadn't done so yet. Nearly 11,000 students were surveyed at more than 120 schools.