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JRMC School of Nursing transitions to associates degree

Aug 01, 2014 7:08pm

For more than 30 years, the Jefferson Regional Medical Center School of Nursing has supported the Pine Bluff and s Arkansas medical community by offering a diploma in registered nursing. However,...

Washington Digest - Congress struggles with response to border crisis

Aug 01, 2014 7:08pm

WASHINGTON — Congress struggled last week with a response to the surge of thousands of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S. southern border before recessing for a five-week August break....


Hutchinson wants to be ‘jobs governor,’ Ross focuses on education

Aug 01, 2014 6:08pm

FORT SMITH — Gubernatorial candidates Asa Hutchinson and Mike Ross didn’t stray from their campaign scripts during a joint appearance at the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce First Friday...

Zip codes to be discussed at PB meetings

Aug 01, 2014 6:08pm

The community is invited to two meetings next week regarding the 71602 Zip Code shared between Pine Bluff and White Hall. The issue has been discussed recently at Pine Bluff City Council meetings...


Boozman says border crisis ebbing

Aug 01, 2014 6:08pm

WASHINGTON — The wave of unaccompanied minors from Central America flooding into the United States appears to be ebbing, according to Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., who visited a border patrol station...

Lawmaker asks about undocumented immigrant children in Arkansas

Aug 01, 2014 6:08pm

LITTLE ROCK — A state legislator said Friday he wants answers about the placement in Arkansas of unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America.

Sen. Bart Hester, R-Cave Springs,...

VA vote attacked in 1st District race

Aug 01, 2014 6:08pm

WASHINGTON — With a VFW building as a backdrop, Democratic challenger Jackie McPherson on Friday condemned again a vote that Rep. Rick Crawford cast this week against a $16.3 billion bill that...


McDonald’s protesters call for higher wages, right to unionize

Aug 01, 2014 6:08pm

LITTLE ROCK — About 15 protesters, several of them McDonald’s employees, staged a protest on the sidewalk in front of a McDonald’s restaurant in Little Rock on Friday to call for higher wages and...

Proposed changes to private option released for public comment

Aug 01, 2014 6:08pm

LITTLE ROCK — State officials on Friday released for public comment a proposal to make changes to the so-called private option, Arkansas’ version of Medicaid expansion.

The proposed changes...

Jones hoping to turn around Lady Cardinals program

Aug 01, 2014 6:08pm

James Jones led the Dollarway boys’ junior high basketball team to a runner-up finish in the district tournament in 2003 — his first year with the program.

This school year, he will take...