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Arkansas Democrat Gazette


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    09/28/22: Arkansas Senate suspends Clark for filing frivolous ethics complaint ... and more Arkansas headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 3:27


    Arkansas Senate suspends Clark for filing frivolous ethics complaint; Arkansas School Safety Commission proposes implementation update be added to districts' annual reports; state sees count of hospitalized covid patients rise for 2nd day as deaths grow by 26

    09/27/22: Black Lives Matter protesters plead guilty ...and more Arkansas headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 3:05


    Two Black Lives Matter protesters plead guilty to charges related to a police car firebombing; Arkansas Teacher Retirement System's investments drop in value by $1.4B; fraud retrial set for former state senator Gilbert Baker

    9/26/22: Little Rock Nine celebrated...and more Arkansas headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 3:50


    Street near Central High School renamed for Little Rock Nine; National Guard soldiers in Arkansas are awaiting decision on training requirements; Little Rock School District to pursue solar power as part of new building projects; researchers at University of Arkansas get grant for semiconductor research

    9/23/22: Larger casino jackpots endorsed… and more news

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 3:42


    Racing Commission clears way for larger jackpots; panel authorizes $72.4 million in federal funds for 7 school districts; State's new daily covid cases drop to lowest levels in months; Architecture firms selected for Little Rock library remodeling

    9/22/22: A former county clerk is sentenced to 57-months in prison…and more news

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 3:25


    Former Craighead County clerk sentenced to 57 months for defrauding county, must repay $1.5M; State Senate's ethics committee found that Republican Senator Alan Clark filed a frivolous complaint against a Democratic state senator; Arkansas' attorney general is 1 of 15 across the country who are accused of trying to help overturn the 2020 presidential election; and more Arkansas headlines

    9/21/22: Little Rock will not pursue property for homeless shelter… and more Arkansas headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 3:53


    Little Rock will not pursue property for homeless shelter; Arkansas' COVID deaths top 12,000; The latest on Arkansas student loan debt forgiveness

    9/20/22: Campaign for Arkansans removed from voting rolls launched...and more Arkansas headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 2:55


    Campaign for Arkansans removed from voting rolls launched; Arkansas posts largest increase in hospitalized COVID-19 patients since mid-July; Man who killed Sherwood bicyclist pleads guilty

    9/19/22: State's courts still backlogged...and more news

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 3:25


    State's courts still backlogged; The lowest number of new COVID cases since the Fourth of July weekend; Total enrollment for the Arkansas State University System this year is essentially the same as last year;

    9/16/22: Head of the state Human Services Department is stepping down...and more news

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 3:19


    Head of the state Human Services Department stepping down; Hutchinson opposed to change on Title Nine; The new Arkansas river bridge opens; A trailblazer for women in Arkansas has died

    9/15/22: Opening day is set for a Little Rock museum...and more Arkansas headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 2:41


    Opening day is set for a Little Rock museum; Funding signed for 23 school districts across the state; The latest COVID-19 data in Arkansas

    9/14/22: The latest COVID-19 data in Arkansas...and more Arkansas headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 2:56


    The latest COVID-19 data in Arkansas; Ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana insufficient for inclusion; Hunter Biden is asking a judge to recalculate his child support payments to an Arkansas woman

    9/13/22: Arkansas Public Service Commission Chairman Ted Thomas to resign...and more news

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 2:44


    Arkansas Public Service Commission Chairman Ted Thomas to resign

    9/12/22: Some Arkansas school districts are under scrutiny...and more Arkansas headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 3:37


    Some Arkansas school districts are under scrutiny; Two candidates for a Pulaski County justice of peace post still out of the race; Fentanyl labeled "the single deadliest drug threat our nation has ever encountered

    9/9/22: Fort Smith has to keep Confederate flag...and more news

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 4:35


    Flags Over Fort Smith display must keep Confederate flag; Little Rock's plan to buy a city employee's property has been pulled; University of Arkansas at Fayetteville cleared to issue new construction bonds; COVID hospitalizations and cases are down again; Interstate 30 traffic is shifting onto the new Arkansas River bridge

    9/8/22: Judge OKs settlement in Huntsville school lawsuit...and more Arkansas headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 3:48


    Federal judge approves $1 settlement in Huntsville School District lawsuit after school board admits liability; chief legal counsel for state Public Safety Department resigns for job in Sanders' gubernatorial campaign; fall enrollment at University of Arkansas tops 30,000 for first time; Arkansas gets share of settlement with JUUL Labs; covid hospitalizations, new cases week-to-week both fall

    9/7/22: Arkansas' covid hospitalizations rise after Labor Day… and more Arkansas headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 3:07


    Arkansas' covid hospitalizations rise after Labor Day; Rules aimed at Arkansas homeowners approved; Over $70 million for the state Department of Education

    9/6/22: Arkansas reports 516 new COVID-19 cases…and more Arkansas headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 3:11


    Arkansas reports 516 new COVID-19 cases; Will Fort Smith will be allowed to replace its Flags over the Fort Smith display?; Little Rock Board of Directors to consider two proposals to allocate federal recovery money

    9/2/22: The last surgical abortion clinic in Arkansas has closed; More federal pandemic funds approved for Arkansas public schools

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 4:26


    The last surgical abortion clinic in Arkansas has closed; More federal pandemic funds approved for Arkansas public schools; The latest COVID-19 data in Arkansas; The Be Mighty Little Rock meal program; Longtime science teacher at Pulaski Academy suing the school

    9/1/22: $60 million request from state agency has advances...and more news

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 4:30


    $60 million request from state agency has advances; Arkansas colleges and universities in line to get federal aid; Arkansas is planning a 498-bed state prison; a Conway capitol rioter wants a separate trial before a judge; The latest COVID-19 data in Arkansas

    8/31/22: Arkansas' uptick in COVID cases continues...and more news

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 3:19


    Arkansas' uptick in COVID cases continues as number hospitalized falls; Star City police officer accused of striking girl placed on paid leave; U.S. Treasury OKs Arkansas' plan to invest $47.5M of federal funds in broadband projects

    8/30/22: Arkansas' COVID-19 case uptick continues...and more news

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 3:48


    Arkansas' COVID-19 case uptick continues; State, federal funds put towards pregnancy, maternal care…and more Arkansas headlines

    8/29/22: Designs for a new downtown Little Rock park...and more news

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 3:25


    Designs for a new downtown Little Rock park; More food pantries, medical care coming to Arkansas; More state employee retirement system investments have dropped in value; The latest COVID-19 data in Arkansas

    8/26/22: State law on transgender children's medical care is still blocked...and more news

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 4:52


    State law on transgender children's medical care is still blocked; A new state law on signed petitions is being proposed; The latest COVID-19 data in Arkansas; More than a quarter-million dollars toward reducing hunger in Arkansas

    8/25/22: More than 100,000 Arkansans could be eligible for student-loan debt relief...and more news

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 4:01


    More than 100,000 Arkansans could be eligible for student-loan debt relief; Attorney says a law enforcement officer has history of violent behavior;

    8/24/22: Arkansas' new COVID cases up as hospitalizations decline...and more news

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 3:34


    Arkansas' new COVID cases up as hospitalizations decline; State senator agrees to repay $7,000 earned as public defender… and more Arkansas headlines.

    Law enforcement officers involved in violent arrest in Crawford County identified...and more news

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 3:27


    Law enforcement officers involved in violent arrest in Crawford County identified; Governor addresses violent crime in Central Arkansas; State's COVID hospitalizations on the rise

    8/22/22: Back to school for many districts across Arkansas...and more news

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 3:23


    Back to school for many districts across Arkansas; North Little Rock students' standardized exam scores are improving; The cost of "squaring up" a Pulaski County high school campus is rising; The family of a man shot and killed in Little Rock in December say they're worried the case will go cold

    8/19/22: Arkansas looking at ways to fix a teacher shortage...and more news

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 3:54


    Arkansas looking at ways to fix a teacher shortage; Up to $300 million for Arkansas water projects; The latest COVID-19 data in Arkansas; Simmons Bank Arena is no longer open for high school and college graduations; A member of the White Hall School Board has died

    8/18/22: Arkansas retirement system's investments drop by $1.5 billion...and more news

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 4:28


    Arkansas retirement system's investments drop by $1.5 billion; Arkansas state senator settle with an atheist group; Active COVID cases are at a seven-week low; Bentonville based Walmart required to pay damages in the opioid crisis

    8/17/22: Arkansas' COVID hospitalizations drop as new cases hit plateau...and more news

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 3:26


    Arkansas' COVID hospitalizations drop as new cases hit plateau; Panel turns down proposed charter school in Cabot; Sanders outraises Jones by $76,000 in July contributions

    8/16/22: Investigation widens in weekend Little Rock shootings; Arkansas' active COVID case number lowest since June…and more Arkansas headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 3:25


    Investigation widens in weekend Little Rock shootings; Arkansas' active COVID case number lowest since June; Complaints about crop damage attributed to dicamba going unreported

    8/15/22: Motorcyclist deaths rising...and more Arkansas headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 5:06


    State's annual number of motorcycle deaths keeps rising; School Safety Commission urges focus on students' mental health and well-being; study group shows that schools' speech-language pathologists are overworked and underpaid; Arkansas' covid hospitalizations, intensive-care patients fall to one-month lows

    8/12/22: Special session ends...and more Arkansas headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 4:45


    Arkansas' special session ends; Governor Hutchinson signs tax cut, school-safety funding bills into law; daily average covid death toll hits new four-month high; supporters of ivory-billed woodpecker say 2021 video shows bird in flight; Walmart to open new high-tech consolidation center in Pennsylvania

    8/11/22: Lawmakers pass tax cuts...and more Arkansas headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 5:00


    Arkansas House, Senate sign off on income tax cut proposals; state Senate approves $50 million in spending authority for school-safety measures; Arkansas covid hospitalizations fall by 28, but death toll rises by 19; second suspect arrested in Pine Bluff murder-arson; Blue Man Group coming to Little Rock next month

    8/10/22: Arkansas Legislative committees open special session… and more news

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 3:49


    Arkansas Legislative committees endorse measures on tax cuts, school safety funds, in opening day of special session; State reports uptick in covid hospitalizations

    8/9/22: Arkansas' count of hospitalized COVID patients falls to three-week low...and more news

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 2:51


    Arkansas' count of hospitalized COVID patients falls to three-week low; Casino opponents fall short of signatures for extension; Little Rock mayor files for reelection

    8/8/22: New stages for the 30 Crossing project...and more news

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 3:45


    New stages for the 30 Crossing project; Arkansas has fallen in the rankings of overall child well-being; Body of an Arkansas County district judge recovered in Mud Lake; Active covid cases in Arkansas down to a one-month low

    8/5/22: The first drop in COVID hospitalizations in four days...and more Arkansas news

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 3:52


    The first drop in COVID hospitalizations in four days; Arkansas' new drug director; Steve Martin and Martin Short's performance has been canceled; The annual sales-tax holiday in Arkansas is this weekend

    8/4/22: Two proposed ballot titles rejected...and more news

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 5:01


    Two proposed ballot titles rejected; A Little Rock city director has been arrested; COVID hospitalizations up by double digits again; Pine Bluff police have named two suspects in a fire last month

    Arkansas' hospitalized COVID patients grow to 400 again; Hutchinson to add $50M school safety grant program to special session...and more Arkansas headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 3:33


    Arkansas' hospitalized COVID patients grow to 400 again; Hutchinson to add $50M school safety grant program to special session; A man has video of a video of an endangered ivory-billed woodpecker

    8/2/22: Arkansas' active cases of COVID-19 falls below 15,000; State rejects Entergy settlement…and more Arkansas headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 3:31


    Arkansas' active cases of COVID-19 falls below 15,000; State rejects Entergy settlement; Suspension of a Pope County district court judge recommended

    8/1/22: Social work on the police payroll...and more news

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 3:58


    Social work on the police payroll; Pay increases still possible in the Little Rock School District; North Little Rock and Entergy Arkansas have struck a deal; A light day for new COVID cases in Arkansas;

    7/29/22: More than 900,000 Arkansas COVID cases...and more Arkansas headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 3:07


    More than 900,000 Arkansas COVID cases; Mega Millions jackpot is now more than $1 billion; Amendment on Pope County casino being scrutinized; Atheist organization scores a legal victory against Arkansas state senator

    7/28/22: Federal COVID aid won't be used to offset state tax cuts...and more news

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 4:02


    Federal COVID aid won't be used to offset state tax cuts; Arkansas' reserve money and its aging water infrastructure; COVID hospitalizations are up for a fourth straight day; The Little Rock Zoo is expecting tiger cubs next month

    7/27/22: State reports rise in COVID hospitalizations...and more news

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 3:11


    State reports rise in COVID hospitalizations; Cheney rebukes Cotton for comments on Jan. 6 commission; The Arkansas School Safety Commission's new recommendations

    7/26/22: Arkansas' hospitalized COVID patients again top 400 while active cases decline…and more Arkansas headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 3:55


    Arkansas' hospitalized COVID patients again top 400 while active cases decline; the state Legislative Council's decided path toward teacher and staff bonuses; Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Youth Services moving juveniles

    7/25/22: Out of state students coming to UALR...and more news

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 3:34


    Out of state students coming to UALR; Decreases in public university net prices; Algae blooming on the Buffalo National River; Plans to demolish the North Little Rock Greyhound bus station underway

    7/22/22: The state Department of Education's half a billion dollars in federal funds...and more news

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 3:14


    The state Department of Education's half a billion dollars in federal funds; Arkansas' largest one-day drop in COVID hospitalizations since March; Ethics Committee findings against two Senators; Two Little Rock shooting deaths being treated as a double homicide

    7/21/22: Eleven coronavirus deaths in the state...and more Arkansas headlines

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 3:52


    Potential insurance savings for most state employees; Little Rock man found guilty of supplying fentanyl linked to a 2021 death; Little Rock mayor talks gun violence on national television; Arkansas student wins national essay contest

    7/20/22: Arkansas reports 1,735 new covid cases, eight more deaths…and more Arkansas headlines.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 3:11


    Arkansas reports 1,735 new covid cases, eight more deaths; Money for state Department of Education rescinded; Gubernatorial candidate Chris Jones unveiled plan teacher pay

    7/19/22: Arkansas COVID hospitalizations rise by 33...and more news

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 3:53


    Arkansas COVID hospitalizations rise by 33; State reports improved ACT results still short of pre-pandemic levels...and more Arkansas headlines

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