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PHOTO: A new poll conducted after the midterm elections indicates a majority of voters in six of the so-called battleground states want action on the climate crisis, regardless of which way they voted. The Sierra Club believes the same would hold true for Arkansas voters, despite the state's dependence on coal for power. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – No matter which side of the political aisle they were on and no matter which way their elections went three weeks ago, voters in six of the so-called battleground states want elected officeholders to work on the climate crisis, according to a Hart Research Associates poll c...Read More

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PHOTO: President Obama's executive order on immigration could affect more than 55,000 people in Arkansas. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - More than 55,000 people living in Arkansas could be touched by the executive order on immigration President Obama announced Thursday night, according to Pew Research estimates. The changes are expected to lead to fewer deportations and detentions for people in the country without...Read More

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PHOTO: To break the cycle of poverty, a new Annie E. Casey Foundation report recommends providing tools for better jobs for parents, while also providing access to quality early childhood education. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Dept. of Education.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Thousands of Arkansas children are growing up in low-income households. At least 119,000 households with young children are considered to be low-income, and parents don't have college degrees in more than 80 percent of those families, thereby hampering their earning ability. A ...Read More

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PHOTO: Arkansas is bucking a national trend and also outshining other southern states for its efforts to get children covered by health insurance. The national rate of uninsured kids has dropped in the past two years, while Arkansas' rate has improved. Photo credit: Microsoft Images

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas is the star of the South for its progress in reducing the number of children without health insurance. The state's uninsured rate is 5.5 percent, according to a report from the Georgetown Center for Children and Families, which means slightly more than 39,000 Arkansas c...Read More

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PHOTO: Nearly 700,000 Arkansans are being recognized as a "silent army" for the work they do as caregivers for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones, so they can avoid ending up in institutional-care facilities. Photo courtesy of AARP.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Nearly 700,000 Arkansans are being recognized as a "silent army" for the work they do as caregivers for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones so they can avoid ending up in institutional-care facilities, which are costly. Today, AARP is kicking off its "I Heart Caregivers...Read More

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PHOTO: Halloween wraps up National Bat Week. The northern long-eared bat, found in Arkansas, has been proposed for an Endangered Species Act listing. Credit: StevenThomas/National Park Service

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Bats are one of the stars for Halloween celebrations tonight, and part of this week's "National Bat Week" observance is bat myth-busting. Dianne Odegard, outreach coordinator at Bat Conservation International, says once you get to know bats, you realize they are "rock stars." And...Read More

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PHOTO: Fire evacuation drills should be held in every home, according to a new safety campaign from the American Red Cross. Image courtesy of the American Red Cross.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Most people in Arkansas know that smoke-detector installation and testing is important, according to a new survey, but most are likely mistaken about how much time is needed to safely evacuate a burning home. Research from the American Red Cross shows folks think they have five m...Read More

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PHOTO: Hundreds of products are sold every October bearing breast-cancer awareness ribbons, but one organization is urging consumers to ask businesses whether donations are actually being made to breast cancer groups. Photo credit: Microsoft Images.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - From snacks to bags, pizza boxes to pajamas, 'tis the season when pink-ribbon products pile up on store shelves across Arkansas for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One group, however, says if the goal is to eventually eradicate breast cancer, it's important to Think Before You Pi...Read More

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