Arkansas

An Attempt to Resegregate Little Rock, of All Places

A battle over local control in a city that was the face of integration shows the extent of the new segregation problem in the U.S.

Planning Transportation Projects Using 'Ultrasound for Roads'

A research partnership between the University of Arkansas and the state's Department of Transportation uses seismic imaging to help officials visualize the earth beneath the ground.

Oklahoma Flooding Continues As More Severe Weather Expected

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How to Change Policy Without Politicians

As Arkansas politics becomes more conservative, voters are using the ballot for progressive ends.

Arkansas Changes Its Mind on Municipal Broadband

Eight years after banning cities and towns from building high-speed internet networks, state lawmakers unanimously reversed course. Will more red states follow?

Federal Judge Rejects Medicaid Work Requirements in Two States

About 18,000 people lost coverage in Arkansas after the state began requiring some recipients to work 80 hours a month.

African-Americans Missing Out on Southern Push for Legal Pot

Advocates have raised concerns that minorities won’t have an equitable stake in the emerging business.

Opponents of Medicaid Work Requirements Urge Judge to Stop State Plans

But the Trump administration, along with state officials, argued that requiring some recipients to work will strengthen the overall health insurance program.

Republican Governors Want Trade War With China Over Quickly

An outcome to negotiations that lowers or ends Chinese tariffs could be critical to President Trump’s reelection hopes, Arkansas’ governor predicted.

Mayor Shutters Police Department Amid Payroll Inquiry

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Thousands Fail to Meet New Medicaid Work Mandates in Arkansas

The state is the first to move forward with new requirements for beneficiaries.

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Thousands Could Lose Medicaid as 1st State Implements Work Requirements

Arkansas state officials say new requirements will help people get into the workforce. Advocates, however, contend they will just kick people out of the insurance program.

In Taking Up Climate Battle, Cities and States Shift the Debate

Some city leaders looking to lead on climate change policies, reducing emissions in their areas and tackling other environmental issues. But state preemption laws sometimes stand in their way.

As Courts See Local Flood of Opioid Lawsuits, Litigation Strategies Can Vary By State

In Arkansas and other states, city and county associations have led a full-out charge against the pharmaceutical industry.

Building a Skills Agenda for the New Economy

We can't rely on the free market to fix our workforce—here's what works.

Man Arrested After Driving Into Ten Commandments Monument at Arkansas Capitol

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Here’s Where Children Rely Most on Medicaid

In Arkansas, 61 percent of all children get their health insurance coverage through the program. How does your state or local area compare?

The Case Halting Arkansas' Executions

The state’s plan to put several prisoners to death before its drugs expire runs into legal trouble that could reshape death penalty cases.

Navigator Award Finalist: Wes Craiglow, Deputy Director for Planning and Development, Conway, Ark.

Making the case for city planners to think more like farmers and encourage development that will be the most beneficial to a municipal budget.

A More Resilient Next Generation 911 Network?

The Ark-Tex Council of Governments hopes a satellite-based alternate path will keep 911 running smoothly during natural disasters like earthquakes that could sever terrestrial fiber lines.