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Montana's Medicaid expansion work requirements delayed

Nov. 8, 2019 6:35 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The work requirements that state lawmakers added to Montana's Medicaid expansion program as a compromise to keep the program alive won't go into effect in January as planned. The bill that passed earlier this year calls for able-bodied people receiving coverage under Medicaid expansion...

An eastern Arkansas city is postponing a 24-hour curfew plan

Nov. 6, 2019 4:08 PM EST

HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (AP) — An eastern Arkansas city is shelving a plan to establish a 24-hour curfew in high-crime neighborhoods that sought to address the recent increase in violent crime in the historic city on the banks of the Mississippi River. Helena-West Helena officials have discussed...

New memorial to honor 1919 Arkansas massacre victims

Sep. 30, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

ELAINE, Ark. (AP) — A new memorial has been erected to honor the victims of the 1919 Elaine massacre in eastern Arkansas, one of the largest racial mass killings in U.S history. Monday marks 100 years since poor black sharecroppers in Elaine who dared to join a union were attacked, and at least 200 black...