LITTLE ROCK — Residents of 11 Arkansas counties who became unemployed as a result of severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding between Dec. 26 and Jan. 22 may be eligible for disaster unemployment assistance, the state Department of Workforce Services said Wednesday. The list includes Jefferson County.
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LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday named Terry Walker, currently serving as assistant director of the Arkansas State Plant Board, to be the board’s next director.
LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday joined the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Nature Conservancy in presenting a check for $250,000 to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission to fund a program to improve unpaved county roads and protect bodies of water.
LITTLE ROCK — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily stayed the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule limiting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, a decision that Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge called good news and the Sierra Club called disappointing.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, a nonprofit organization based in North Little Rock that promotes entrepreneurship, said Tuesday it will expand its operations into eastern Arkansas.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ congressional delegation gave low marks to the proposed budget that President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday.
LITTLE ROCK — A pioneering female surgeon and a successful publisher are among the Arkansas natives who have contributed to black history and “helped shape the world,” Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Monday during a Black History Month ceremony at the state Capitol.
LITTLE ROCK — Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign opened an office in downtown Little Rock on Monday, a week before early voting begins for Arkansas’ March 1 primary election.
LITTLE ROCK — State Education Commissioner Johnny Key said Monday the state Department of Education is withdrawing a proposal to reduce bonuses for teachers who obtain certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
LITTLE ROCK — Ten members of the state House Education Committee are objecting to a proposal by the state Department of Education to scale down a program that rewards teachers who are certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.