Articles by Hannah Grabenstein and Jim Salter

Flooding in Central U.S. Impacts Recreation, Tourism Industries

As the waters of the swollen Arkansas River rose in Little Rock, and threatened to reach record heights, Samuel Ellis had to make the tough, but prudent, decision to indefinitely shutter kayak rentals from his tour company. Weeks of flooding …

Flood Clean Up Begins in Oklahoma; Arkansas Awaits River Crest

Storm-weary residents in Oklahoma were gutting waterlogged homes Sunday as the Arkansas River continued its slow crest rolling hundreds of miles downstream, even as many kept a cautious eye on this week’s weather forecasts showing more rain. In the Tulsa …

Flooding Persists as River Nears Crest in West Arkansas

The Arkansas River neared a historic crest on May 29 in Arkansas’ second-largest city, but officials said the levee system was “performing admirably” from the rush of water coming downstream from rain-soaked Oklahoma and Kansas. Still, the river was nearly …

Medical Marijuana Sales in Arkansas Set to Begin in Mid-May

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. Department of Finance and Administration …

Survivors of Arkansas Nightclub Shooting Sue Owners

Nineteen people who survived a shooting last year at a Little Rock, Arkansas, nightclub filed a lawsuit against the club’s owners, alleging negligence in security and in staff training. At a press conference, two survivors and their lawyers said they …

State Panel Urges Armed Presence in Arkansas Schools

The Arkansas School Safety Commission issued its preliminary report and recommends that every school always have an armed presence, including a trained resource officer whenever financially feasible. The report also calls for increased mental health resources for students, anti-bullying programs, …