The University of Arkansas has received a pair of grants from the National Science Foundation to support collaborations with HBCUs on projects examining politics, Black trauma and COVID-19.
Little Rock city director Erma Hendrix has died at the age of 91. She served on the city’s board of directors for more than 15 years.
Pulaski County Sheriff Eric Higgins is seeking re-election to another four-year term. First elected in 2018, he is the first African American sheriff in the county’s 200 year history.
The Arkansas Board of Apportionment has scheduled eight redistricting hearings throughout the state. The group is redrawing state Senate and House districts based on new U.S. Census data.
Former Pulaski County Election Commissioner Josh Price announced his candidacy for Secretary of State yesterday. He is seeking the Democratic nomination.
Rep. Fred Love seeking the Arkansas State Senate District 31 seat. The Democrat from Little Rock is serving his sixth term in the Arkansas House.
Little Rock teacher Anthony Bland is seeking the Democratic nomination for Arkansas governor. He formally announced his candidacy Wednesday in Hot Springs.
Arkansas native Chris Jones is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor. He previously served as the director of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub.
Democrat Natalie James is announcing her candidacy for U.S. Senate. She joins five other candidates challenging Republican incumbent John Boozman.
The Arkansas House has rejected legislation that would have ended early voting the Monday before Election Day.
Arkansas legislators failed to advance a hate crimes bill out of committee yesterday. Meanwhile, the full Senate has approved a class protection bill that will be heard by a House committee this afternoon.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson has banned a bill that would ban gendering affirming treatment and surgery for Arkansas youth.
The Urban League of the State of Arkansas and its partners are launching an initiative aimed at urging lawmakers to pass hate crimes legislation.
A House committee has approved a bill that would establish minimum standards of habitability for tenants. HB 1563 now heads to the full House.
Legislation that would allow bilingual education in schools is one of two bills impacting immigrants approved by the House yesterday.
Student organizations from the University of Arkansas hosted an anti-racism protest on the school’s Fayetteville campus on Mar. 13, 2021.
A bill that would permit DACA recipients to obtain a teaching license in Arkansas has been approved by the House Education Committee.
The House Education Committee approved House Bill 1451, which would allow districts to adopt approved bilingual and dual immersion programs.
Senate Bill 314, legislation that aimed to restore local control to the Little Rock School District, failed in committee yesterday.
After announcing he would sign a “stand your ground” bill into law Wednesday, Gov. Hutchinson encouraged the passage of hate crimes legislation in Arkansas.
The Arkansas Senate has approved a bill that will include the late Rep. John W. Walker in African American history teaching materials in public schools.
The Arkansas House has approved a controversial ‘stand your ground’ law. The bill now heads to Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s desk.
After rejecting an amendment to a “stand your ground” bill Tuesday, a House committee approved the original legislation by a narrow margin.
A bill aiming to ban the teaching of the 1619 Project curriculum in public schools has failed in committee.
The Federal Retail Pharmacy Program will provide a 20 percent increase in available doses across the state by providing 11,000 doses to 58 Walmart stores.