‘It’s going to hurt us’: Arkansans react to losing supplemental unemployment payments

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has directed the state’s Division of Workforce Services to end the state’s participation in the federal supplemental unemployment assistance after June 26. That means people will soon stop receiving the $300 weekly government supplement. Hutchinson said he’s opting out of the federal benefits because Arkansas has a shortage of workers and he hopes lowering unemployment […]

Economist forecaster discusses pipeline attack and gas prices in Arkansas

The Colonial Pipeline shut down due to a cyber attack will likely affect inventory across the southeast and the east coast, while gas prices in Arkansas continue to climb. According to a report from content partner KARK, gas prices in Arkansas currently sit at $2.72 per gallon after sitting at $2.68 a month ago. Chief […]