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Arkansas' first medical marijuana dispensary opens its doors

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Two and a half years after Arkansans voted to legalize medical marijuana, qualifying patients could begin buying the product Saturday morning when the state's first dispensary opened, though the celebratory mood was...

 

Arkansas medical marijuana sales set to begin in mid-May

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Medical marijuana sales in Arkansas are set to begin around May 12 as cultivators plan to begin harvesting the plant in the coming days and regulators finish the approval process for the state's first dispensaries....

 

Arkansas school district allows paper to post banned article

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas school district that ordered a student newspaper to take down an investigative report now says the article can be re-published on its website. A spokesman for the Springdale School District said Tuesday the...

 

Arkansas casinos coming, but where and when remain unclear

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas voters approved an amendment to the state's constitution allowing licenses for four casinos: two existing gambling facilities and two others that will be built. About 54 percent of voters approved of the amendment...

 

Arkansas schools regularly suspend truant kids despite ban

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Five years after Arkansas banned the use of out-of-school suspension as a punishment for truancy, dozens of schools are still suspending children who repeatedly miss classes. A study last month out of the Office for...

 

Northeastern Arkansas hepatitis A outbreak unusually severe

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An atypical and unusually severe hepatitis A outbreak in northeastern Arkansas has infected at least 85 people and caused at least one death since February, health officials said Tuesday. In the past week, officials...

 

Arkansas to outsource evaluation of medical pot applications

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Medical Marijuana commission has voted to give a consulting group the power to evaluate applications and award 32 dispensary licenses for medical pot. By a vote of 3-2 Wednesday, the commission agreed that a...

 

State panel calls for armed presence at all Ark. schools

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas School Safety Commission issued its preliminary report Tuesday and recommends that every school always have an armed presence, including a trained resource officer whenever financially feasible. The report...

 

Rare type of tick inexplicably turns up in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A hardy, invasive species of tick that survived a New Jersey winter and subsequently traversed the mid-Atlantic has mysteriously arrived in Arkansas. No one is sure how the Longhorned tick, native to East Asia, arrived in...

 

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