A new law requiring stricter labeling of food products has placed Arkansas in the middle of an international dispute over truth in labeling.
Many Bills Take Effect on 91st Day After Regular Session
Many of the bills approved by lawmakers earlier this year become effective on July 24, which is the 91st day after the legislature adjourned.
DHS to Review Denials of Assisted Living Services
The state Human Services Department is reviewing every case this year in which people have been denied assisted living or home care services in the Living Choices and ARChoices programs.
Division of Youth Services Closes Secure Lockup in Dermott
The state Division of Youth Services (DYS) closed a secure facility at Dermott, which was the second closing of a juvenile lockup this year.
School Nurses to Get Naloxone Kits
State officials announced that school nurses will be provided with kits containing naloxone nasal spray, which helps keep alive people alive when they have overdosed on painkillers known as opioids.