Students and faculty at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville are to conduct an assessment of the biology of tributaries to Lake Maumelle, the water source for much of central Arkansas.
Assistant biology professor Rosemary Burk is to lead the group of science students in assessing changes to the water system. The collected data from the project announced Thursday will be provided to the utility Central ArkansasWater.
The study is being funded by $10,000 from Central Arkansas Water and the Arkansas Center for Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Studies.
Georgia-Pacific says it will invest $40 million in an expansion at its Fort Smith plant, which manufactures paper plates and other paper products.
Georgia-Pacific said Thursday that the new technology and equipment will increase the Dixie plant's current capacity for assorted sizes of paper plates. The plant now employs 350 workers, but the company says that number may grow once the expansion is complete next year.
The company operates 10 facilities throughout Arkansas with more than 2,400 workers in the state.
Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences are getting a grant of nearly $1.5 million to look at the effects of trauma on teenage girls to see if there’s a direct connection to drug addiction later in life.
Dr. Clint Kilts is lead investigator of the study, which is being funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
“We see trauma in many forms, whether it’s childhood abuse or neglect or adolescent assault exposure," which Kilts says disrupts the normal organizational structure and function of the human brain.
Arkansas officials say nearly 4,800 people are receiving notices that they were incorrectly deemed eligible for the state's expanded Medicaid program and will have their coverage end May 31.
The Department of Human Services on Thursday said it was notifying 4,798 people that the federal government incorrectly included their information among applications of eligible individuals for the state's "private option" Medicaid expansion.
Amidst the on-going investigation into deadly delays and an alleged cover-up at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Medical Center Democratic Senator Mark Pryor Thursday called for patience in determining if Secretary Eric Shinseki should resign.
“My view on that is not yet. I’m not going to call for that yet,” said Pryor.
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is reminding residents to be vigilant of criminal schemes used to gather information through email - commonly referred to as phishing.
McDaniel issued a consumer alert Wednesday after online retailer eBay announced last week that personal information- including the email addresses of more than 145 million users- had been stolen from the company's databases in a cyberattack.