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Arkansas Department of Transportation officials and other dignitaries after the unveiling of a sign Monday dedicating part of U.S. 49 between Brinkley and Marvel as the Louis Jordan Memorial Highway.
Stephen Koch / Arkansongs

A pioneering musician from Brinkley is being posthumously honored by having part of U.S. 49 in eastern Arkansas dedicated as the Louis Jordan Memorial Highway. A ceremony was held Monday with officials from the Arkansas Department of Transportation and other dignitaries who came together to unveil a sign alongside the highway.

Entergy Arkansas President and CEO Laura Landreaux
Talk Business and Politics

Newly named Entergy Arkansas President and CEO Laura Landreaux has the background to run just about any division of the state’s largest energy utility and she plans to use that experience to guide her in her new role.

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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of July 13!


Talk Business and Politics

After a recent United States Supreme Court ruling, the City of Jonesboro will be closely watching next year’s legislative session in Little Rock.  

John Brummett, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist
Talk Business and Politics

In case you haven’t heard, there’s an opening that’s about to occur in the U.S. Supreme Court.  It’s rare when a vacancy exists, but Justice Anthony Kennedy said he plans to retire.  That leaves President Donald Trump with the task of selecting a new justice.  Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist John Brummett and Talk Business’ Roby Brock discuss the politics of the situation.


Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on March 6, 2017, presenting his proposed changes to the state's Medicaid-expansion program, which included the addition of a work requirement.
MICHAEL HIBBLEN / KUAR NEWS

Unless there has been a rush of people this week who successfully logged on to a state website before a 9 p.m. deadline Thursday, thousands of Arkansas Works enrollees will be out of compliance with a newly enacted work requirement.

Exterior of the Arkansas State University Museum on the Jonesboro Campus
Brandon Tabor / KASU News

JONESBORO – Arkansas State University Museum’s newest exhibit, "Eat Well, Play Well," is now open and continues until Aug. 7.

Visitors at this highly interactive, hands-on exhibit will test their flexibility and balancing scores, make healthy eating and fitness choices on a computer, and peddle like mad as they work off calories of chosen, virtual snacks.

First Baptist Church in Pocahontas.  Some of the stone pillars on top of the bell tower fell through the roof of the church during a Sunday morning storm.
First Baptist Church of Pocahontas

Arkansas weather can be unpredictable at times.  From devastating floods and high-speed tornadoes to unpredictable snow storms and extreme heat.  Even a simple thunderstorm can have a disastrous outcome. That’s what one Northeast Arkansas church found out this summer.

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July is not just the month for Independence Day, Bar-B-Q, and fireworks.  It’s also the month of mosquito season in the Delta.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday extended a halt she had imposed on an Arkansas law that critics say would make the state the first in the nation to effectively ban abortion pills.

U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker granted a preliminary injunction preventing Arkansas from enforcing the law, which says doctors who provide the pills must hold a contract with a physician with admitting privileges at a hospital who agrees to handle any complications.

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