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- Arkansas Department of Commerce Secretary Mike Preston announced that unemployment work requirements, which had been suspended during the early days of the COVID-19 public health emergency, will be in effect at the end of June.
- Dawson Teague, a recent 18-year-old graduate of North Little Rock High, created an event called North Little Rock Unified Against Racism and Injustice, which invited community members, ministries, school leaders and the NLR Police Department to participate.
- The 130-year-old syrup and pancake mix will be getting a new name and image, Quaker Oats announced this morning. The change comes as the company is publicly recognizing that “Aunt Jemima’s origins are based on a racial stereotype.”
- Senior forward and midfielder Kailyn ‘KK’ Pavatt of Conway High School was named the 2019-20 Gatorade Arkansas Girls Soccer Player of the Year, the first out of Conway High School. The award recognizes outstanding athleticism but also high standards of academic achievement and character on and off the field.
- Walmart has replaced all traditional, in-person checkout lanes with self-checkout kiosks in their Fayetteville branch. This is a test for a new shopping system; however, they are still allowing that customers can opt for a store employee to scan and bag their purchases at the kiosk.