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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Legendary Arkansas reporter Roy Reed passes

Roy Reed, who as a reporter for The New York Times (NYT) covered the march from Selma to Montgomery along with many other aspects of the civil-rights movement in the 1960s, died Sunday night in a Fayetteville hospital. He was 88. As noted in Ernie Dumas's obituary for...

More than 76 million students enrolled in U.S. schools

The U.S. Census Bureau announced it is releasing new data on the makeup of student bodies from kindergartens to universities across the country. According to this latest data, 76.4 million students were enrolled in school in 2017.  Those enrollees make up 24.7 percent of the...

NY Times: Sen. Cotton to head C.I.A.

The New York Times is reporting the Trump administration is planning to replace the current director of the C.I.A., Mike Pompeo, with Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton (R). The move is part of a plan to "force out" the current C.I.A. director Rex Tillerson. Sen. Cotton has...

The USDA is offering millions in loans and grants to help build broadband infrastructure in rural America

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering millions in loans and grants to help build broadband infrastructure in rural America. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced Thursday that USDA is making available up to $600 million dollars. Perdue said telecommunications companies, rural electric cooperatives and...

Possum gets drunk as a skunk at Florida liquor store

Pic via Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge The Northwest Florida Daily News has news on a possum found drunk as a skunk, so to speak, in a Florida panhandle liquor store. Click here for more info on the inebriated marsupial.

Medicare changes coming in 2018

There are Medicare changes which will become effective on Jan. 1, 2018, and White River Now's Gary B. has put the pencil to the new figures. The amounts (dollar amounts) are determined by the federal government. If you have a Medicare Supplement policy through...

Arkanas ranked tenth in the nation for holiday thefts

Region 8 News reports, VivintSource.com tallied up the number of thefts committed in every state between November 1 and January 30 for the past 5 years. This study revealed, Arkansas ranked tenth in the nation for the most holiday thefts. Arkansas averaged 67.3 thefts per 10,000...