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Ethics complaint targets state Supreme Court Justice Rhonda Wood

A complaint filed against Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Rhonda Wood has accused her of violating judicial ethics by telling then-Circuit Judge Michael Maggio in 2014 to delete certain text messages. The Arkansas Public Law Center filed the complaint with the…

State sanctions Empower, says Medicaid managed care company ‘misrepresented’ facts

The Arkansas Department of Human Services has suspended new enrollment for Empower Healthcare Solutions, a managed care organization serving about 20,000 Medicaid beneficiaries with intellectual or developmental disabilities, behavioral health disorders or both. Empower is one of four Provider-led Arkansas…

Former judge Mike Maggio released from federal prison

Former Faulkner County Circuit Judge Mike Maggio has been released from federal prison after serving less than half of a 10-year sentence for bribery. The development is the latest in a long-running and complex criminal case that dates back to…

Wind energy gains ground in Arkansas after years of setbacks

Updated 12:05 p.m., Sept. 10, 2021 One of Arkansas’s biggest utilities is delivering wind power to thousands of homes in the state, and the company says more is on the way. On Friday, Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) announced the…