Editorial

  A Better Region 8: Thank you for making the power of a wish come true

Region 8 takes time to thank those who contributed to this years Have A Heart Wish-A-Thon.

  A Better Region 8: Infrastructure and levees

I'm not sure what happened or exactly when it happened but the infrastructure in our country is deteriorating faster than we can or care to maintain it.

A Better Region 8: Have-A-Heart Wish-A-Thon on Friday

Region 8 has a wonderful tradition of giving back, and this week is another opportunity.

A Better Region 8: Gov. Hutchinson’s Tax Cut Proposal

Governor Hutchinson's income tax proposal is making its way through the legislature.

A Better Region 8: Volunteer Firefighting Grant

Region 8 gives thanks to those who volunteer firefight, be it day or night. Region 8 celebrates the new grant awarded to the Piggott Fire Dept.

Region 8 schools close due to flu/illness

Portageville schools have become the latest in Region 8 to close its doors due to the flu/illness.

A Better Region 8: Helping federal workers

It's back open - for now, but a little over a month ago, our government came to a screeching halt.

A Better Region 8: St. Jude S’travanganza

A preview of the annual St. Jude S'travanganza to celebrate the upcoming Super Bowl. All money raised is for a good cause.

A Better Region 8: UCP Telethon

We are all about helping those who need a hand up.

A Better Region 8: Arkansas General Assembly now in session

This week the Arkansas Legislative session began.

A Better Region 8: Casinos

Last year, Arkansas voters approved casinos in four counties - Crittenden, Garland, Jefferson and Pope.

  A Better Region 8: Thank you Jonesboro PD for you hard work

Last week we had two shootings and two murders in as many days to start the new year.

A Better Region 8: That’s too many

2019 got off to a deadly start in Jonesboro.

A Better Region 8: Wolves Up!

For the eighth consecutive time, the Arkansas State Red Wolves are in a bowl game.

A Better Region 8: Merry Christmas to All

Region 8 News wishes you and yours a Merry Christmas.

A Better Region 8: Teen vaping study

A new, federally funded study out this week shows an unprecedented jump in teen vaping over the past year.

A Better Region 8: More jobs means more opportunities for Region 8 workers

A Better Region 8 discusses the benefits of two major businesses in Region 8 both looking to bring in more workers.

A Better Region 8: Helping Hungry Children

School is almost out and that means our kids and grand kids will be ready to celebrate the holidays.

A Better Region 8: Remembering President George H. W. Bush

Region 8 News pays tribute to the late 41st President, George H. W. Bush.

A Better Region 8: Ronnie Weston

This week, our News Operations Manager Ronnie Weston retired from KAIT.

A Better Region 8: Dealing with seasonal depression

When winter hits, some of us may catch ourselves dealing with seasonal depression.

  A Better Region 8: Christmas Shopping

Unless you are one of those really organized people, chances are your Christmas shopping is just beginning.

A Better Region 8: Fill the Food Bank

Chances are next week for Thanksgiving all of us will eat or eat too much.

A Better Region 8: Counting Ballots

Voter turnout was near record levels for this general election. That is fantastic.

A Better Region 8: School Bus incidents

A Better Region 8 discusses the recent school bus incidents that have occurred across the country in the past week.

A Better Region 8: Democracy takes work

This test should be easy for us, right? Wrong.

A Better Region 8: A simple reminder to be kind to one another at all times

Region 8 News discusses the weekend shooting in Pittsburgh and how everyone should be kind to one another at all times.

A Better Region 8: Good, safe news to report

Some good, safe news to report for next weekend's Arkansas State homecoming football game.

A Better Region 8: Parking at A-State football games

A Better Region 8 discusses the potential dangers of continuing to park at A-State football games with the heavy traffic that surrounds the stadium.

A Better Region 8: Sears files for bankruptcy

President Kennedy once said – Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.

A Better Region 8: Johnny Cash Music Fest

Johnny Cash Music Festival will be held soon. Click here to find out ways you can support the festival.

  A Better Region 8: Prescription Drugs

Something remarkable happened in Washington, D.C. this week.

A Better Region 8: Get Registered to Vote

A Better Region 8 editorial stresses the importance of being registered to vote for next month's midterm elections.

A Better Region 8: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

A Better Region 8: Protecting yourself from telemarketers

Editorial to help viewers protect themselves from out of state spoof calls from local numbers.

A Better Region 8: Downtown Jonesboro Barbecue Festival

Something really awesome happens this weekend.

A Better Region 8: Hepatitis A outbreak continues

Unless you've been living under a rock you know there's a Hepatitis A outbreak here in Region 8.

A Better Region 8: Thanking teachers for their service

Region 8 takes time to thank teachers for the service they give to students.

A Better Region 8: Hurricane Florence relief efforts

Hurricane Florence was every bit the storm meteorologists forecasted before it made landfall.

A Better Region 8: Season of Hope

Thirteen years ago, Hope Circle - one of the six programs of the N-E-A Baptist Charitable Foundation- began Hope Week as a way to call attention to the importance of Hope in the lives of individuals and organizations.

A Better Region 8: Double standards in athletes

Double standard in athletes' temper tirades in regards to gender