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Welfare of youths still lags in state

Kids Count lists Arkansas at 44th

Subscriber onlyArkansas continues to rate as one of the country's most inhospitable places for children, according to a national report, and some state policymakers and experts don't expect that to change in the near future. Continue reading...

States get tutorial on shift away from No Child Left Behind

Subscriber onlyStates are developing plans, scheduled to be finished next year, to begin the transition from operating under the No Child Left Behind law to the Every Student Succeeds Act. Continue reading...

PAPER TRAILS: Arkansan returns to 'Big Brother'; new biography on Helen Gurley Brown

Subscriber onlyBOOKING IT: Enter Helen, a new biography of Arkansas native Helen Gurley Brown, the longtime editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, has hit the shelves. Continue reading...

Ex-Arkansas resident found fit to stand trial in 3-month-old son's death

Subscriber onlyA former Hot Springs resident charged with capital murder in the death of his 3-month-old son was found fit to proceed to trial after a court-ordered mental evaluation. Continue reading...

In one Arkansas city, American Legion post plans gay pride fete

American Legion hoping event dispels perceptions

Subscriber onlyA Batesville American Legion post will celebrate gay pride this week, signaling a shift in the traditionally conservative veterans organization. Continue reading...

Rents pricing out workers in Eureka Springs

Restaurants fear labor pool will exit

Subscriber only A dearth of affordable housing in Eureka Springs is causing a shortage of service-sector employees, say some restaurant owners in the tourist town. Continue reading...

Little Rock youth intervention agency to close as grants dry up

Subscriber onlyNew Futures For Youth, a nonprofit agency that works with and administers youth intervention programs, will close its doors this summer after 28 years in business. Continue reading...

Crystal Bridges starts work on new entrance

Project adds access on northern side

Subscriber onlyThe thought of construction equipment returning to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art left Scott Eccleston with a bit of a knot in his stomach. Continue reading...

8 kids now official park ranger grads

They spent week in nature, learning

Subscriber onlyThe playground at the far back side of Boyle Park is empty. Continue reading...

Several fires in June viewed as suspicious in Blytheville

Subscriber onlySeveral suspicious fires in Blytheville during the past few weeks have firefighters investigating the possibility the blazes are connected. Continue reading...

Democrat-Gazette wins general excellence award

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Democrat-Gazette won the the general excellence award for overall quality in the larger daily newspapers category of the Arkansas Press Association awards, the organization announced Saturday. Continue reading...

Washington news in brief

Subscriber onlyFulbright Program saluted for its 70th U.S. Sen. John Boozman of Rogers and U.S. Rep. French Hill of Little Rock introduced resolutions marking the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright Program. Continue reading...

Top prize honors work to build up Fort Chaffee area

Subscriber onlyNearly two decades after the federal government closed Fort Chaffee, efforts to develop the former post are attracting national recognition. Continue reading...

Work set for I-40 in Pulaski County

Subscriber onlyAsphalt replacement on existing eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 in Pulaski County will continue to require daily lane closures for four nights beginning today, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said. Continue reading...