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Arkansas

Runoff elections coming up in NW Arkansas

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios Most local and state elections were decided after the Nov. 8 midterms, but voters still have some decisions to make. What’s happening: Early voting for runoff elections starts Tuesday, Nov. 29. Election Day is Dec. 6. The following races are on the ballot: Rogers City Council: Incumbent Clay Kendall will face challenger […]

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Arkansas

University of Arkansas selects Charles Robinson as chancellor

Charles Robinson. Photo: Courtesy of University of Arkansas The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees voted unanimously Wednesday to give interim chancellor Charles Robinson the official job. Why it matters: This is the top leadership position at the state’s flagship higher-ed institution. Yes, and: Robinson is the first Black person to be in the role. […]

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Arkansas

Bentonville school board race still hot

Illustration: Natalie Peeples/Axios Two of Bentonville’s five school board seats will head to a runoff on Dec. 6. Why it matters: The race has garnered national attention from a conservative PAC that endorsed school board candidates who opposed teaching critical race theory (CRT) in public schools. One candidate endorsed by the PAC won a school […]

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Govenor Asa Hutchinson announced that Arkansas will not have any mandate for covid vaccines in school

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.(KNWA/KFTA)– Governor Asa Hutchinson announced today that Arkansas would not have any mandate for vaccines for covid in school systems. Hutchinson says that parents should be able to determine what is best for their children regarding health decisions. “Those are decisions that parents should make because young people are in a different category as […]

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Arkansas’ school safety report OK’d

Illustration: Lazaro Gamio / Axios The Arkansas School Safety Commission’s final report got approval from Gov. Asa Hutchinson last week. Why it matters: The state Department of Education can now begin setting guidelines for school districts to apply for their share of $50 million in grant money to help pay for new or enhanced safety […]

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Arkansas

Northwest Arkansas schools’ safety report card

Northwest Arkansas schools have passing grades when it comes to keeping kids safe from possible shootings on campuses, according to data compiled by Axios. And 50% of the school districts surveyed are star pupils — scoring As. Driving the news: The Arkansas School Safety Commission has submitted its final report to Gov. Asa Hutchinson with […]

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Mayor

Mayor Eric Adams needs to reward competence, now that Frank Carone is exiting

Frank Carone is leaving as Mayor Eric Adams’ chief of staff at the end of December — a move that should prompt the mayor to start upping his staff’s game now. In his rookie year, Adams’ agenda in Albany stalled on multiple key fronts. Above all, the Legislature refused to make real criminal-justice fixes, badly […]

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Arkansas

Sarah Huckabee Sanders calls education a top priority

Education will be a major policy focus for Sarah Huckabee Sanders if she’s elected as Arkansas’ next governor, she said. What happened: The Republican candidate for governor made remarks at a campaign event Friday in Bella Vista to a crowd of about 400, then fielded a few questions from reporters. Why it matters: Arkansas received […]

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Alabama

Results are in for Huntsville, Scottsboro municipal elections | #elections | #alabama

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) – The cities of Huntsville and Scottsboro held municipal elections on Aug. 23 for positions on councils and the boards of education. Results Find all of Tuesday’s results here Two of Huntsville’s races will require runoffs in September. City Council District 2 candidates David Little and Bill Yell received 43% and 24% […]

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