Arkansas State

State conducting winter weather drill on Wednesday

ARDOT’s Winter Weather Strike Team will exercise training drills in the central Arkansas area on Wednesday. The drill will consist of training drivers, performing equipment checks and maintenance, road-testing snowplow trucks, and communicating with the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) that will operate in an exercise mode for the event.
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Plans underway for Arkansas's gubernatorial transition

(The Center Square) - Arkansas' Gov.-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders will get $50,000 to cover transition expenses. Members of the Governor's Emergency Fund Review Committee approved the request Thursday made by outgoing Gov. Asa Hutchinson who submitted a proclamation declaring an emergency over not having enough resources currently available to fund "activities necessary to complete a successful gubernatorial transition," the proclamation said.
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Cody Hiland chosen as chairman of Republican Party of Arkansas

Former U.S. Attorney Cody Hiland was elected chairman of the Republican Party of Arkansas Saturday (Dec. 3) at the group’s annual winter state committee meeting. He succeeds Jonelle Fulmer from Sebastian County, who served as chair for the last two years. “It is a great privilege to be elected...

Arkansas Farm Bureau re-elects top leaders

Arkansas Farm Bureau members Friday (Dec. 2) re-elected its top leadership at its annual convention. Rich Hillman of Carlisle was re-elected as Arkansas Farm Bureau’s president and Mike Freeze of Little Rock will continue as vice president for the agriculture advocacy organization. Both were elected Friday morning at Farm Bureau’s 88th Annual Convention at the Hot Springs Convention Center.

ARWC River Report tracks drought, snowpack, water storage

According to the November River Report from the Upper Arkansas Watershed Collaborative, most of the Upper Arkansas Basin remains drought-free, but severe and extreme drought have returned to parts of the lower basin. In spite of recent snowfall in the upper basin, early season snowpack is trending below average. SNOTEL...

Arkansas Storm Team Forecast: Rainy week ahead

TONIGHT: A few isolated showers will continue across the area tonight. Much of the state will remain dry. Temperatures will fall into the upper 30s and lower 40s overnight. TOMORROW: Monday will be another rainy day, with light rain, mist, and drizzle likely. Temperatures will warm up into the upper 50s and lower 60s by the afternoon hours under mostly cloudy skies.

Landmark trial over Arkansas youth gender care ban resumes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A psychiatrist called to the stand by Arkansas as the state defends its ban on gender-affirming care for children said Monday he was concerned about the impact the law could have on some transgender youth who would see their treatments cut off. Dr. Stephen Levine, a psychiatrist at Case Western […]

Arkansas Republicans choose Cody Hiland as new chair

Republican Party of Arkansas rules chairman Steve Lux, center, addresses the audience during a state committee meeting at the Embassy Suites hotel in Little Rock on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Arkansas Democrat-Gazette) The Republican Party of Arkansas’ State Committee on Saturday elected former U.S. Attorney Cody Hiland of Little Rock...

Pitch ‘N Pint at Venture Center provides award winners

Ten Arkansas entrepreneurs secured seed funding during last week’s 2022 Pitch ‘N Pint competition, held by The Venture Center and the Little Rock Regional Chamber. Participants Marissa Cahill, Kenitra Jones and Kathleen Lawson secured the top three awards after delivering pitches in front of a panel of judges and a local audience at Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock.