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Telemedicine a benefit to NEA


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Arkansas doctors and legislators want to expand the use of telemedicine.

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A patient used to drive three hours roundtrip to visit Dr. Shane Speights for prenatal care. A situation he said is concerning because it is not an isolated problem.
"I grew up in . . .


Testing the waters


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Lt. Eric Sherman of the Philadelphia Volunteer Fire Department assists with the yearly testing of the firetrucks' pump capacity Saturday at the fire . . .


Hospital leaders ponder Obamacare repeal

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Local hospital administrators will tell you that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) has had a positive impact on their institutions and the people they serve.
In the days leading up to . . .


County schools' disciplinary infractions rise

By Dixon Land, Sun Staff Writer, dland@jonesborosun.com
Editor's note: This is the first of two articles about discipline in Craighead County schools. The first examines the number of disciplinary infractions committed during the 2015-16 school year as compared . . .


Grocers criticize food stamp bill

By Neal Embry, Sun Staff Writer, neal@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A new bill outlawing the purchase of "unhealthy" foods with food stamps is aimed at slowing down the increasing obesity rate in Arkansas, but local grocers say it may eat into revenue streams and . . .


ASU professor studies medicinal plants

By Sarah Morris, Sun Staff Writer, smorris@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Fabricio Medina-Bolivar's family frequently turned to medicinal plants to cure or relieve symptoms when a family member became ill, only visiting the doctor if that didn't . . .


Hotel tax collections climb 8 percent in '16

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — Collections of Jonesboro's 3 percent Hotel Occupancy Tax rose by 8.16 percent in 2016.
Collections totaled $691,267, an increase of $52,170 from 2015, Michael Burroughs, the city's accountant, . . .


Road to convention center to carry Beasley name

By Keith Inman, Sun Staff Writer, inman@jonesborosun.com
JONESBORO — A new road leading to the new Jonesboro Convention Center will be known as Thom Beasley Avenue, according to plans approved Tuesday by the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission.
Gary Harpole, . . .