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At-risk kids swell Arkansas truancy rate

Lack of data clouds big-picture look

Thousands of Arkansas children skip too much school to make academic progress each year, according to recent federal data.

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Report on state's youth lockups finds little is changed

Time behind bars still too long, it says

Despite progress in recent years, Arkansas' youth justice system is still rife with problems, a new report shows -- namely, keeping kids locked up too long, even for misdemeanors; poor oversight; a lack of use-of-force training for officers; and insufficient data-keeping that prevents the best use of resources.

Ex-guard investigated in sex assault at juvenile lockup in Arkansas, files show

A former guard is under investigation in the repeated sexual assault of a teenager detained at an Alexander lockup, police records show.

15,800 names on Arkansas sex-offender rolls; state’s count second-highest in U.S.

Arkansas has about 15,800 registered sex offenders -- 526 offenders for every 100,000 residents -- the second-highest total in the country based on population, recent national research shows.

Pulaski County plans to track kids' offense rates

Panel also looking at ways to reduce arrests at school

Pulaski County youth advocates will track whether children stay out of trouble after getting entangled in the juvenile justice system -- a change they say will offer insight on how to help at-risk kids and spend public dollars more wisely.

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PHOTOS: Hindus again dance for Krishna in west Little Rock

Celebrants anticipate spending next holiday in new temple

The girls sang in the ancient language of India, pendants clipped in their hair, folds of gold fabric draped over their left shoulders.

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New provider of medical services at Arkansas youth lockups named in past lawsuits

A Tennessee-based health care provider for Arkansas' adult prisoners is supplying medical, dental and mental health services to children detained at state-run youth lockups starting this month.

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Vote unanimous not to renew a UAMS physician's license; complaints of verbal harassment investigated in 2016

The State Medical Board unanimously voted Thursday not to renew a foreign doctor's license to practice in Arkansas due to complaints of verbal harassment leveled against him more than two years ago.

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DWI charge filed on Arkansas governor's son

Arrest is months after ’16 case tossed

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's son was arrested early Monday on a driving while intoxicated charge.

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Helping hand can slap kids in jail

Promise of family services misses the mark, study says

Bobbie Gross put her own son behind bars. Or at least that's how she sees it.

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