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ROGERS, Ark. — Arkansas state lawmakers will focus on education, building a new prison and cutting income taxes, leaders in the general assembly told 40/29 News. Incoming Senate President Bart Hester from Cave Springs and House Speaker Matthew J. Shepherd from El Dorado laid out their priorities to 40/29's Yuna Lee on 40/29 On The Record. Interview with Hester is above. Scroll down to see the interview with Shepherd.
CINCINNATI — The strongest December tornado in Arkansas came on New Year's Eve 2010. An EF-3 tornado killed 10 people in Benton, Washington and Adair counties. December tornadoes are rare in Arkansas, but they do happen. There were only 13 tornadoes in the area between 1950 and 2021. The...
Several races in Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley were decided by runoffs. A runoff takes place in Arkansas county offices if no candidate gets more than 50% of the vote. In municipal races, a runoff can be avoided if that leading candidate gets more than 40% and no other candidate gets 20% or more.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas defense coordinator Barry Odom is leaving the team. UNLV will hire Odom as its new head coach, the school announced Tuesday. Odom has worked at Arkansas under head coach Sam Pittman for three seasons. He was head coach at rival Missouri before taking the job at Arkansas.