WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of low-income students in nearly two dozen states will soon be able to get federal grants to take college courses for credit while still in high school, part of a program the Obama administration plans to begin this summer.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Data from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education shows that the state’s four-year college graduation rate has steadily increased in the past five years.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas State Police cannot redact all driver and survivor information on accident reports, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
The court’s opinion upholds a lower court’s ruling that the information, including names and addresses of drivers and passengers in non-fatal auto accidents, is public information.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was not a great start for the U.S. economy.
MEMPHIS (AP) — Shelby County is home to more measles cases than the rest of the U.S. combined after an outbreak that began last week.
The Commercial Appeal reports six cases so far have been confirmed in the county. According to the Health Department, that’s 60 percent of all U.S. cases this year.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s not a promising picture for the nation’s high school seniors — they are slipping in math, not making strides in reading and only about one-third are prepared for the academic challenges of entry-level college courses.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Chinese company Sun Paper announced plans Tuesday for a $1 billion bio-products mill in southern Arkansas, the paper company’s first facility in North America.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Archaeologists have unearthed what they believe are the remains of a large wooden Christian cross that Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto placed atop a hill in 1541 in what is now Cross County, Arkansas.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — With the impasse over the future of the state’s hybrid Medicaid expansion resolved for now, Arkansas lawmakers this week are shifting their focus to the rest of the $5.3 billion budget for the coming year.
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday effectively saved Arkansas’ first-in-the-nation hybrid Medicaid expansion by voiding part of a budget bill that would have ended the subsidized insurance for more than 250,000 poor people.