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Useless Government Shutdown Affects Pay for 13,000 Federal Workers in Arkansas

What is this shutdown supposed to accomplish… Starting Friday, the government shutdown will enter its third week (currently it’s on its 20th day). While both sides continue to stick to their guns, it remains uncertain if federal workers will be paid. This could spell problems for more than 13,000 workers that call Arkansas home. According to the Office of Personnel Management …

Terri Hollingsworth Makes History as First Black Woman Elected to County-wide Office

Arkansas’s Largest County Chooses Progress Pulaski County Circuit Clerk Terri Hollingsworth was sworn in on New Years Day. Her election as the first African-American female to be elected county-wide in Pulaski County shattered a glass ceiling. The longtime Democrat has held numerous positions across the county and state government, including director of the state Board of Election Commissioners. Hollingsworth also has been …

Chairman Gray and Van Buren County Celebrate Democratic Public Servants

Chairman Gray Van Buren County Democrats did it right Democratic Party of Arkansas Chairman Michael John Gray and the Van Buren County Democratic Party held a celebration on Tuesday night. The gathering brought together all their Democratic public officials that had served the Van Burn County community. Together all the individuals honored Tuesday had a total of 94 years of …

Asa’s Big Medicaid Glitch: The Computer Coding Governor Can’t Build A Website

Asa’s Medicaid Website Fails Asa Hutchinson claims to be the “Computer Coding Governor.” But his administration is having some major tech issues. And that’s a problem, because the governor created an experimental work requirement for people on Medicaid that requires a functioning website run by the state. Arkansans are supposed to verify their work history on the state’s website. But …

Camden’s Julian Lott Makes History as City’s First African-American Mayor

Julian Lott has been sworn in as Camden’s first African-American mayor. Lott won election to office in a close three-way contest to lead Ouachita County’s seat. Camden voters elected a new mayor on Tuesday when Julian Lott polled 1,680 votes (51.64 percent) in a three-way race. Lott, who is employed by Chemring Group and who is also the pastor of …

Little Rock’s Groundbreaking New Mayor Frank Scott, Jr.

Arkansas’s capital city officially has a new mayor, and the news is reverberating around the entire state and the country. Frank Scott, Jr. was sworn into office on Tuesday in front of a packed Robinson Auditorium. Scott is the city’s first popularly elected African-American mayor. In his remarks, he said city residents need to come together for Little Rock to …