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A group recently submitted more than twice the number of signatures for a ballot issue that, if approved, would allow for adult-use or recreational cannabis in Arkansas. While the issue was conditionally certified to be on the November ballot, the Arkansas Supreme Court will decide whether the votes will count.
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This week (Aug. 5) marks the 25th anniversary of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), known in Arkansas as ARKids First. CHIP was created by Congress to cover millions of kids who might not otherwise have health insurance. More than 70,000 children have ARKids coverage, but thousands more who are eligible are not enrolled.