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Arkansas Strong advances a more responsible and resilient Arkansas by informing the public about issues facing our people, lifting up the stories of everyday Arkansas heroes, and promoting the values that make our state special.

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Celebrating the Strength of Arkansas

On Limits and Localism

By Arkansas Stories

Buying milk form neighbors up the road. Enjoying freshly bread baked by a friend. Raising heritage livestock amid pristine Ozark views. For Lindi Phillips, these choices reinforce the social fabric of rural America, right here in Arkansas.

“Health before all else.” Being willing to do the hard thing for her family’s wellbeing but also the health of the region shows Arkansans how our choices matter to the land, to the air, to our communities, and more.

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Saving the Buffalo River For Good

By Arkansas Stories

If you know Arkansas, you know the Buffalo. Our state’s crown jewel is once again endangered. Learn the history behind its protection and the way forward for yet again saving the Buffalo.

You don’t have to be a lawyer to be a conservationist. Arkansans can rally together to protect the purity of the Buffalo River so we can enjoy the beauty of the natural state for generations to come.

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Hospitalist Reminds Arkansans We’re All in this Together

By Arkansas Stories

“Though we are all eager to get back to life as it was before COVID, it is crucial that we as a community come together and remain diligent in our efforts to contain the spread of infection… taking all of these precautions is not demonstrating fear, but showing care and concern for others and could quite literally save someone’s life.”

Dr. Dyer of Washington Regional Medical shares her concerns about the growing numbers of Covid-19 cases and what residents can do about it.

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