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Runoff for the Louisiana Public Service Commission could impact energy policies; NM's LGBTQ advocates await final passage of "Respect for Marriage Act" - Democracy gets a voter-approved overhaul in Oregon.

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The Senate passes a bill forcing a labor agreement in an effort to avoid a costly railway worker strike. The House Ways and Means Committee has former President Trump's tax returns in hand. The Agriculture Committee is looking at possible regulations for cryptocurrency following the collapse of cryptocurrency giant FTX. The Supreme Court will be reviewing the legality of Biden s student debt relief program next year. Anti-semitic comments from Ye spark the deletion of tweets from the the House Judiciary Committee GOP's Twitter account.

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In 2020, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded $4.64 million to health departments and community-based organizations in Arkansas for HIV prevention and care. (Oatawa/Adobe Stock)

Thursday, December 1, 2022

AR Program Makes HIV Care, Medication More Accessible

Today is World AIDS Day, observed internationally to remember those lost to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and raise awareness about the disease. Health …

In Arkansas, foster parents and adoptive parents must be at least 21 years of age. In adoptions, an age difference of no more than 45 years between the child and adoptive applicant is preferred.(Gajus/Adobe Stock)
'Project Zero' Aims to Get More Arkansas Foster Kids Adopted

National Adoption Month comes to an end today, but in Arkansas, almost 300 children are waiting to be adopted. Project Zero is a nonprofit …


In 2021, the rate of people without health insurance in Arkansas was 9.2%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. (Joyfotoliakid/Adobe Stock)
Health Centers Clash with 'Big Pharma' Over Drug Savings Program

A case involving "Big Pharma" and Community Health Centers serving low-income and uninsured patients began with opening statements this month…

In Arkansas, completing a bachelor's degree is the first step to becoming a licensed teacher, according to the Arkansas Department of Education website. (Iofoto/Adobe Stock)
AR Partners with Nonprofit University to Train More Teachers

Arkansas is working to overcome the state's teacher shortage, especially in rural areas, with a new residency-based program for would-be educators…


In Arkansas, the utility Entergy Arkansas, Inc. provides electricity to about 728,000 customers in 63 counties. (Oleksii/Adobe Stock)
Report: Arkansas Utility Delivering On Its Climate Promises

A report by the Sierra Club rates utility companies for what they say they're doing to transition to cleaner energy sources - versus what they're actu…

Arkansas began exempting military retirement pay from state income taxes in 2018, making the state an attractive destination for veterans looking to relocate. (Pixel-Shot/Adobe Stock)
Arkansas Chosen for Military Apprenticeship Hub Program

In Arkansas, thousands of people leave U.S. military service each year and start searching for their next job, and some face difficulty because their …


The Sentencing Project report reveals more than 3,000 Latinos who are American citizens are disenfranchised from voting in Arkansas due to a felony conviction. (Rawpixel.com/Adobe Stock)
Report: More than 81,000 Arkansans Can't Vote Due to Felony Convictions

Early voting is underway in Arkansas, but thousands of people here will not be able to vote in the midterms due to a past felony conviction. …

El informe de The Sentencing Project revela que más de 3,000 latinos que son ciudadanos estadounidenses no pueden votar en Arkansas debido a una condena por un delito grave. (Rawpixel.com/Adobe Stock)
AR Más de 81,000 habitantes no pueden votar debido a condenas por delitos

La votación anticipada está en marcha en Arkansas, pero miles de personas aquí no podrán votar en las elecciones intermedias …


According to the American Diabetes Association, almost 18,000 people in Arkansas are newly diagnosed every year with diabetes. (Ratmaner/Adobe Stock)
Healthy Lifestyle, Dietary Changes Can Help Prevent Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and one expert believes Arkansans can reverse prediabetes, and prevent the onset of Type Two diabetes…

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Arkansas ranks first in the nation for its high rate of chronic lower-respiratory diseases, such as emphysema, and third in terms of heart disease, diabetes and kidney disease rates. (Andrii Zastrozhnov/Adobe Stock)
Survey: "Back to Basics" for Living Longer, Healthier in Arkansas

In a new survey, most people say they want to take steps to live healthier and longer, but some are unaware of the lifestyle factors that can make …


In 2020, 83% of Arkansans reported being registered to vote. That's lower than the national average of just over 87%, according to the MIT Elections Performance Index. (Vesperstock/Adobe Stock)
Group Pushes to Educate Arkansas Voters Ahead of General Elections

As the Nov. 8 midterm election fast approaches, there has been an urgent push for more voter education and candidate engagement in Arkansas. AARP …

According to the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, more than 2,300 people in Arkansas experience homelessness on any given day. (Artur/Adobe Stock)
AR Groups Keep Fighting for Those Who Fall Behind on Rent

Groups challenging the criminal consequences for failing to pay rent in Arkansas say they'll take another run at it, perhaps as a class-action …


 

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