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Arkansas will have Thursday night opener when it faces Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Aug. 29

Apr. 12, 2024 14:22 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas will open its 2024 season on a Thursday night when it faces Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Aug. 29 at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Arkansas. School officials announced on Friday the new date for this game, which will air on ESPNU. Arkansas...

Federal appeals court hears arguments on nation's first ban on gender-affirming care for minors

Apr. 11, 2024 13:47 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Arguments before a federal appeals court that is considering whether to reinstate Arkansas' first-in-the-nation ban on gender-affirming care for minors focused Thursday on whether it and similar restrictions adopted by two dozen states discriminate on the basis of sex. ...

Arkansas hires John Calipari to coach the Razorbacks, a day after stepping down from Kentucky

Apr. 10, 2024 21:50 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Fireworks went off as new Arkansas men's basketball coach John Calipari was introduced to fans at Bud Walton Arena. If his past success is an indicator, many more fireworks are forthcoming. Arkansas hired Calipari on Wednesday, a day after...

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders urges lawmakers to pass budget as session kicks off

Apr. 10, 2024 18:19 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday urged lawmakers to pass her $6.3 billion budget proposal that boosts spending on a new school voucher program. But she stopped short of making new policy proposals as she delivered her first state of the state address. ...

City of Marshall getting $1.7M infrastructure grant to boost Arkansas manufacturing jobs

Apr. 10, 2024 15:46 PM EDT

MARSHALL, Ark. (AP) — A rural Arkansas city has been tapped to get a $1.7 million federal infrastructure grant designed to boost manufacturing jobs in the state. The U.S. Department of Commerce announced Tuesday that Searcy County would receive the grant to renovate an existing...

Arkansas hires John Calipari as men's basketball coach

Apr. 10, 2024 10:22 AM EDT
FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas (AP) — Arkansas hires John Calipari as men's basketball coach.

John Calipari departs Kentucky after 15 years, saying the program 'needs to hear another voice'

Apr. 09, 2024 20:55 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — There were too many people for John Calipari to thank by name, and too many moments to single out from one of the most fulfilling chapters of his career. He used this moment to say goodbye. Calipari stepped down as Kentucky's men's basketball...

Audit on Arkansas governor's $19,000 lectern to be released within next 10 days, lawmaker says

Apr. 09, 2024 18:10 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The co-chairman of a legislative committee that ordered the audit of a $19,000 lectern bought for Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday he expects the report on the purchase to be released to the public within the next 10 days. Republican Rep....

Kentucky coach John Calipari talking with Arkansas about open job, according to multiple outlets

Apr. 08, 2024 01:14 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Longtime Kentucky coach John Calipari was in negotiations to potentially leave and take the men's basketball coaching job at Arkansas, multiple outlets reported late Sunday. Arkansas officials have been in discussions with Calipari about the opening, the...

Things to know when the Arkansas Legislature convenes to take up a budget and other issues

Apr. 07, 2024 00:15 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers are convening at the Capitol and their top agenda item is taking up Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders' $6.3 billion proposed budget for the coming year. The session also could include efforts to tweak or outright repeal a law dealing with...