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Hospital’s lab to give kids, pregnant women workouts

Subscriber onlyA new laboratory at Arkansas Children’s Hospital will test and study children and pregnant women as they use fitness machines, in an effort to better understand children’s health and improve it. Continue reading...

LR hospital's new lab to give kids, the pregnant workouts

Subscriber onlyA new laboratory at Arkansas Children's Hospital will test and study children and pregnant women as they use fitness machines, in an effort to better understand children's health and improve it. Continue reading...

Environment notebook

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Groups urge ban on wild turtle trapping in Arkansas

Subscriber onlySeveral conservation groups have petitioned the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to ban the trapping for sale of the state's wild turtles. Continue reading...

Environmental notebook

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Environment notebook

Subscriber onlyPanel: Put landfill report in writing Continue reading...

State seeks more data before granting permit to hog farm in river's watershed

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality sent a letter this week to the owners of C&H Hog Farms asking for more documentation of their facility and plans as the department continues to evaluate the facility's permit application. Continue reading...

Commission unsure whether CWD prevalence has shifted

Subscriber onlyChronic wasting disease remains concentrated in a limited area of Northwest Arkansas, but whether it is more or less prevalent than last year is unknown, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission officials told the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission on Friday. Continue reading...

$6.3M project will connect two communities to Dumas water, sewer systems

Subscriber onlyUp to $6.3 million from the state will connect about 150 people to Dumas' water and sewer systems. Continue reading...

At trial, friends describe finding slain 85-year-old Arkansas woman

Subscriber onlyA packed courtroom heard testimony Tuesday from police, forensic experts, a church member and a mother whose son is accused of killing her friend. Continue reading...

State seeks ideas for VW settlement State's haze plan gets EPA support

Subscriber onlyState seeks ideas for VW settlement Continue reading...

Arkansas' poverty rate fell in '16; median income rose at same time, federal figures show

Subscriber onlyThe percentage of Arkansans living below the poverty line has declined to its lowest level since 2005, according to new figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. Continue reading...

Environment notebook

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After 42 years, Arkansas has not carried out plan to protect state waters from degradation

Federal act’s quality standards to protect rivers, lakes run aground in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyMore than 40 years after the passage of the federal Clean Water Act, Arkansas remains one of only two states that hasn't carried out the provision that protects a state's most important waters from degrading. Continue reading...