Jacqueline Froelich

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative journalist and has been a news producer for KUAF National Public Radio since 1998. She covers politics, the environment, energy, business, education, history, race and culture. Her radio segments have been nationally syndicated. She is also a station-based national correspondent for NPR in Washington DC., and recipient of eight national and state broadcast awards. 

Arkansas woodworker and a Living Treasure according to the Arkansas Arts Council, Doug Stowe and his spouse Jean Elderwind, a retired county librarian, live peacefully on a forested ridge above Leatherwood Creek north of Eureka Springs. 

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This summer, Arkansas is fighting back.

Back against a population of blood-sucking ticks that’s abundant, active and virulent.

Scientists from a half dozen state agencies and institutions have banded together to target these tiny terrors, not for termination but for a count, a dissection at most.

University of Arkansas entomologist, Ashley Dowling is collecting ticks in Northwest Arkansas using a method called “flagging”—dragging white pieces of flannel affixed to dowels across low growing vegetation in certain places across a six-county region.

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The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is discontinuing its practice of issuing permits for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, also known as CAFOs. 

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The Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace, headquartered in Little Rock, operates the state-based health insurance exchange in accordance with both state and federal law. On November 1, the state marketplace opened the Small Business Health Options Program, SHOP for short.

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PROMISE is an acronym for “Promoting Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income.” In 2013, a $32 million dollar grant was given to the Arkansas Department of Education and College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas--which is administering the project over five years. The goal of PROMISE is to decrease the amount of federal funding needed to support disabled teens as they come of age.

Boon Tan World Trade Center of Arkansas
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This year Congress voted to grant the executive branch fast-track authority to negotiate a flurry of international free trade agreements, most notably a 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership.

same-sex marriage Jennifer Rambo (middle) and her wife, Kriston Seaton
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Despite a judge’s ruling last week that same-sex marriages conducted last year in Arkansas must be legally recognized, many of those couples report being frustrated by bureaucratic obstacles so far. 

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