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Influenza-related deaths reported to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) this flu season have reached 147 (PCR confirmed flu deaths at 62), according to the department's latest report. It was noted that of those deaths, 75.5% of those persons were not vaccinated against the virus. There was one PCR confirmed flu death for Week 9. more
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed an education bill Wednesday that creates a new school voucher program, raises minimum teacher salaries and places restrictions on classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity. more
The Boone County Quorum Court on Tuesday, March 7, held a joint meeting with the law enforcement and budget and finance committees to discuss an ordinance that would appropriate county funds for the sheriff’s department radio communications equipment. more
There are currently five 12-step Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings in Harrison every day along with a Celebrate Recovery meeting once a week. “There is a need,” Recovery Center of the Ozarks board member Bob Largent said. more
Georgian lawmakers have voted to drop a controversial bill that opponents — and thousands of protesters gathered in the capital — warned could stifle dissent and curtail media freedoms. The bill, … more
After Russia invaded Ukraine, guerrillas from Belarus began carrying out acts of sabotage on their country’s railways. The attacks were designed to paralyze the rails that Russian forces used to … more
MARCH 3-9, 2023 From the battle for the destroyed city the Ukrainians call “Fortress Bakhmut” to International Women’s Day events, the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Istanbul … more
March 3-9, 2023 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Asia and the Pacific. The gallery was curated by AP … more
Several people were killed and injured Thursday night after shots were fired inside a building where Jehovah’s Witnesses met in the northern German city of Hamburg, officials said. The … more
A federal judge has rejected former Theranos executive Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani’s bid to remain free while he appeals his conviction for crimes he committed during a blood-testing scam he … more
The Cincinnati Zoo has taken in an African serval cat after the animal was recovered from a wild adventure. The cat named Amiry was found with cocaine in its system after local animal control … more
The natural temporary weather phenomenon La Nina is gone and that's good news for a disaster-weary Southeast. Weather disasters generally but not specifically connected to La Nina repeatedly smacked … more
Companies that piled on debt throughout the pandemic and the economic recovery could be in for a tough road ahead as the bills come due. Corporate borrowers will have to pay more of that debt back as … more
The average long-term U.S. mortgage rate rose for the fifth straight week to its highest level since breaching 7% in November, just as the spring buying season gets ready to kick off. Mortgage buyer … more
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits last week jumped by the most in five months, but layoffs remain historically low as the labor market continues to be largely unaffected by … more
According to William Quesenbury, there was one thing that God did not love. more
Recovery Center of the Ozarks has been in the news lately with Executive Director Rodney Beaver approaching the Boone County Quorum Court and the Harrison City Council to inform the local government of funding opportunities as well as to provide a detailed account of the peer-based program. What is the heart and motivation behind this effort and will it work for our community? Is there a need? more
A new community action group has formed in Newton County. Its members have selected its name and elected its first officials. more
JASPER— The Newton County Quorum Court met Monday night, March 6, and created a position and the budget for a courthouse security officer. Now, all that is needed is for interested, but certified, individuals to apply for the job. more
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