LITTLE ROCK — A group supporting a ballot proposal to raise the state minimum wage needs 15,107 more valid signatures of Arkansas voters to secure a spot on the ballot, Secretary of State Mark Martin’s office said Wednesday.
PINE BLUFF — A spokesman for Democratic 4th Congressional District candidate James Lee Witt said Tuesday there is no merit to state GOP allegations that Witt improperly used his influence to win a contract for the consulting firm he founded.
LITTLE ROCK — Conflicting decisions Tuesday by two federal appellate panels regarding implementation of part of Affordable Care Act will have no immediate effect on Arkansans who have obtained health care coverage under the law, state officials said Tuesday.
Electronic cigarettes, now a $1.5 billion to $2 billion business, have become difficult to ignore. The electronic devices, which might look like cigarettes or cigars or even pipes, come with different battery sizes and burn a variety of vapors that might contain a greater or smaller amount of nicotine and a flavor enhancer, according to a February Southwest Times Record report .
Although we have always supported the hypothetical goal of leaving no students behind, we also have always held that in reality, not all students will make the same progress. Thus we have argued that alternative schools like Fort Smith’s Belle Point secondary school, which enrolls students who do not succeed in traditional schools, should not be judged by the same criteria as traditional schools face.