Karen Tricot Steward http://ualrpublicradio.org en Little Rock Man Eager To See Finish Line This Year In Boston Marathon http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/little-rock-man-eager-see-finish-line-year-boston-marathon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the city of Boston </span><a href="http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/boston-stronger-city-marks-one-year-marathon-bombings" style="line-height: 1.5;">marks the anniversary of the marathon bombings</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, one Little Rock man who was part of the marathon last year is eager to go back and see the finish line.</span></p><p>KUAR's Karen Tricot Steward spoke to him by phone and has this report.</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:06:39 +0000 Karen Tricot Steward 21845 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Little Rock Man Eager To See Finish Line This Year In Boston Marathon Analysis: Arkansas Supreme Court To Have Female Majority http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/analysis-arkansas-supreme-court-have-female-majority <p>Two women candidates for the state Supreme Court are running unopposed this year and when they take office next year, there will be four women on the high court.</p><p>This means the majority of the seven-member body will be female for the first time in Arkansas history.</p><p>KUAR's Karen Tricot Steward spoke with Theresa Beiner of UALR's Bowen School of Law about this development, and here is their conversation.</p><p></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 03:50:32 +0000 Karen Tricot Steward 20669 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Analysis: Arkansas Supreme Court To Have Female Majority Bumpers' Papers Made Available To Public http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/bumpers-papers-made-available-public <p>The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is announcing that the papers of <a href="http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=90" target="_blank">former U.S. Senator Dale Bumpers</a> are being made available to researchers.</p><p>The former Arkansas governor served in the U.S. Senate from 1975 until 1999.</p><p>Timothy Nutt, head of special collections, says the papers document the Democrat's roots in Arkansas and career in the nation's capital.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:22:02 +0000 Karen Tricot Steward 20560 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Bumpers' Papers Made Available To Public Report: Arkansas Housing Market Struggling http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/report-arkansas-housing-market-struggling <p>The Federal Reserve’s <a href="http://research.stlouisfed.org/regecon/burgundybooks/14/03/BB0314LR.pdf" target="_blank">quarterly look at economic conditions </a>in the Little Rock zone shows 45 percent of business contacts surveyed expect employment to increase, while the remaining 55 percent predict no change.</p><p>The Burgundy Book offers a comprehensive look at the economic conditions of each of the St. Louis Fed's four zones, including Little Rock.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:17:13 +0000 Karen Tricot Steward 20268 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Report: Arkansas Housing Market Struggling Arkansas Forestry Commission: March Is Most Dangerous Month For Wildfires http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-forestry-commission-march-most-dangerous-month-wildfires <p>The Arkansas Forestry Commission is asking property owners to take precautions to help prevent wildfires.</p><p>"March is by far our most dangerous wildfire month in Arkansas," says&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Joe Fox with the Commission. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fox says that with milder weather, many residents may be inclined to burn trash or debris. But he notes windy conditions and low humidity could make things dangerous.</span></p><p>He says anyone doing outdoor burning should be extremely careful and not leave the fire unattended.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:10:17 +0000 Karen Tricot Steward 20267 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Forestry Commission: March Is Most Dangerous Month For Wildfires Children's Health in Arkansas: The Good And Bad News http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/childrens-health-arkansas-good-and-bad-news <p>A <a href="http://www.archildrens.org/documents/2014_Natural-Wonders_Web.pdf" target="_blank">new report on the state of children's health in Arkansas</a> highlights some big wins and some areas of concern.</p><p>It says more Arkansas children are likely to receive immunizations than they were seven years ago but notes children need better access to mental health services, more nutritious meals, and consistent health education.</p><p>The report is put together by a partnership of health care providers, state agencies, and other health organizations.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 18:50:00 +0000 Karen Tricot Steward & Associated Press 20242 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Children's Health in Arkansas: The Good And Bad News Pulaski Tech To Assess College's Financial Future After Voters Reject Tax Increase http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/pulaski-tech-assess-colleges-financial-future-after-voters-reject-tax-increase <p>Now that Pulaski County voters have overwhelmingly rejected a measure for a property tax increase to generate $11 million annually for Pulaski Technical College in Little Rock, the school's president says she will be assessing the college's financial future.&nbsp;</p><p>Voters turned back the measure by a 3-to-1 margin.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 22:09:00 +0000 Karen Tricot Steward, Kezia Nanda & Colleen Mayo 20212 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Pulaski Tech To Assess College's Financial Future After Voters Reject Tax Increase Marshals Museum Opening Pushed Back To 2017; Lecture Series Announced http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/marshals-museum-opening-pushed-back-2017-lecture-series-announced <p>Officials have delayed the opening of Fort Smith's $50 million U.S. Marshals Museum until 2017.</p><p>The U.S. Marshals Museum Board initially planned to open the museum in 2016, but museum president and CEO Jim Dunn says it will take longer to build the 50,000-square-foot building along the Arkansas River.</p><p>Groundbreaking for the facility is still set for Sept. 24.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:58:11 +0000 Karen Tricot Steward & Associated Press 20184 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Marshals Museum Opening Pushed Back To 2017; Lecture Series Announced Former UCA Administrator Found Guilty In Test-Theft Case http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/former-uca-administrator-found-guilty-test-theft-case <p>Former University of Central Arkansas Chief of Staff Jack Gillean has been found guilty on all counts in his commercial burglary trial.</p><p>Gillean faces up to 10 years in prison on each of the six commercial burglary counts.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Prosecutors accused&nbsp;</span>Gillean<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of knowingly providing his </span>UCA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> master keys to a student so the student could steal tests from professors' offices. </span></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:45:38 +0000 Karen Tricot Steward & Associated Press 20180 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Former UCA Administrator Found Guilty In Test-Theft Case Arkansas Weather-Related Closings And Delays For Wednesday http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-weather-related-closings-and-delays-wednesday <p></p><p></p><p><strong>Closings and Delays for Wednesday, March 5:</strong></p><p>Anthony School: Open at 10 A.M</p><p>Arkansas Baptist School System: 2 Hour Delay</p><p>Arkansas River Valley Montessori: Open at 10 A.M.</p><p>Arkansas School for the Deaf: Open</p><p>Arkansas State University - Heber Springs: Closed</p><p>Arkansas State University - Newport: Closed</p><p>Arkansas State University - Newport (Jonesboro campus): Closed</p><p>Arkansas State University - Newport (Marked Tree): Closed</p><p>Arkansas Tech Career Center: 2 Hour Delay</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 04:05:28 +0000 Karen Tricot Steward 15582 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Weather-Related Closings And Delays For Wednesday