It’s October, of us, and AY About You is bringing the treats! We love the altering leaves and the cooler temps round right here, time after we can get out for a stroll within the woods or a comfy night by the firepit. If there’s a greater time of 12 months in Arkansas, we’ve got but to see it.
Our October editorial lineup is fairly candy as effectively, as plenty of issues are occurring throughout The Pure State. We begin with our Arkansas State Truthful Information, getting you prepared for 10 days of funnel truffles, corn canine, rides and nice live shows. Additionally this month, we take you to Fort Smith for a have a look at the fabulous new U.S. Marshals Museum and to Sizzling Springs for a one-of-a-kind weekend at In The Bushes. You received’t imagine what they’ve packed into these luxurious treehouses!
Fall is soccer season, and our editorial workforce has chased down superfans for Arkansas’s 4 Div. I applications to seek out out what lengths they may go to help their workforce. And we take you to seafood eating places for this month’s Bucket Record, excellent for grabbing dinner after the sport.
We additionally focus our consideration on one thing extra critical; the problem of human trafficking and victims of violence. The U.S. State Division experiences there are an estimated 27.6 million folks at present held in modern-day slavery by way of human trafficking. In 2021, Arkansas noticed a number of human trafficking instances filed, all involving underage women pressured into the intercourse commerce. There’s no telling what number of are nonetheless ready to be found and rescued from this horrible existence. Our piece on PATH, a company devoted to battling this downside in Arkansas, is a must-read.
As if this weren’t surprising sufficient, violent crime in Arkansas is rampant; the state ranked first within the nation at 709 crimes per 100,000 residents, a full 5 p.c larger than second-place Tennessee. To let you understand how dangerous the issue has change into, New York is ranked the most secure state at simply 102 crimes per 100,000 folks. Violence, whether or not home or by way of felony exercise, is threatening our lifestyle which is why we’re so happy with our cowl story, Ladies’s Personal Value, which is standing up for victims.
At AY About You, we cherish our hometowns on this nice state, and we need to see them made higher for everyone. Collectively, we are able to reverse the tide of violence that has affected so many households, beginning in our properties and neighborhoods. I invite you to hitch me in getting knowledgeable, getting concerned and coming collectively to take again our communities.
We love you, Arkansas!
President & Writer
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