A Better Region 8: High-speed internet access in Arkansas

This week, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced a plan to get all communities in the state with a population of 500 or more people connected with high-speed internet within the next three years.

  A Better Region 8: Jonesboro Police Department and transparency

This past week, Jonesboro Police Chief Rick Elliott used the taxpayer-funded police website to assure the citizens that his department was "transparent."

  A Better Region 8: Preserving Region 8’s History

A Better Region 8 takes a look at preserving one of the more historic and iconic buildings found in Blytheville.

  A Better Region 8: U of A and A-State?

This week, the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville’s athletic department discovered there were other campuses in their system and that those campuses also have athletic programs.

  A Better Region 8: The facts show that vaccination matters

The medical community has said for decades that vaccinations matter.

A Better Region 8: Being there for others

We should all set the best example for our family, friends, and most importantly, our next generation.

  Guest A Better Region 8: Dedicating Centennial Plaza

I'm John Deacon, District Governor of Rotary District 6150 and a member of the Rotary Club of Jonesboro.

  A Better Region 8: Teenage Driving Safety

Over the weekend, a 21-year-old woman died in a Mississippi County car crash and three teens were injured in two separate crashes in Missouri.

  A Better Region 8: Enforcing Our Littering Laws

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  A Better Region 8: Battling smartphone addiction

Region 8 encourages you to put the smartphone down for the important moments in your life. Use your phone when it's needed and for the right reasons.

  A Better Region 8: Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce Business Expo

This week's Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce Business Expo was one of the biggest ever.

  A Better Region 8: Million Meals donations

Region Eight is asking your help to donate to the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas as part of the Million Meals campaign.

A Better Region 8: Medicaid Work Requirements

This week, a federal judge struck down Arkansas and Kentucky’s Medicaid work requirements.

  A Better Region 8: Designate a driver before you drink alcohol

This past weekend, two people were hospitalized after their car ran off the road, hit a ditch, and overturned.

  A Better Region 8: Arkansas open records law

There's plenty we can complain about, but we are all so blessed to live in the United States.

  A Better Region 8: Watching for scammers among elderly, millenials

A Better Region 8 details how to avoid being scammed by new tricks that are up a scammer's sleeves.

  A Better Region 8: We will not stop interrupting programming due to severe weather

A few days ago, tornadoes struck across the Southeast, killing 23 people.

  A Better Region 8: Life saving techniques taught in schools

Finding yourself in the middle of an emergency like a car crash or the immediate aftermath of a tornado can happen in a blink of an eye.

  A Better Region 8: Highway Funding

Last month, as the Arkansas legislative session began, we made an easy prediction about our highway funding.

A Better Region 8: Celebrating a Region 8 legend

On Friday, we celebrated THIRTY remarkable years of one Region 8 legend.

  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.