Karen Tricot Steward http://ualrpublicradio.org en Watch Now: Candidates For Statewide Office Appear in Hot Springs http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/watch-now-candidates-statewide-office-appear-hot-springs <p><span style="font-family: verdana, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The Arkansas Press Association has a live web stream of appearances by candidates for statewide office at its annual convention, happening today in Hot Springs.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: verdana, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><strong>Schedule: </strong>Candidates for lieutenant governor will appear at 9 a.m.; Attorney general at 10:30 a.m.; Governor at noon.</span></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:55:12 +0000 Karen Tricot Steward 26314 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Watch Now: Candidates For Statewide Office Appear in Hot Springs Business Leaders Tout Poll Showing Arkansans Want Immigration Reform http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/business-leaders-tout-poll-showing-arkansans-want-immigration-reform <p>Business and agriculture leaders in the state are touting <a href="http://www.renewoureconomy.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Arkansas-Toplines.pdf" target="_blank">new poll results showing 66 percent of likely Arkansas voters</a> favor granting legal status of some kind to immigrants living illegally in the U.S.</p><p>The poll's release is part of a national day of action today in favor of immigration reform.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:03:21 +0000 Karen Tricot Steward 26211 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Business Leaders Tout Poll Showing Arkansans Want Immigration Reform To Protect Bats, Forest Service Extends Cave Closures For Five Years http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/protect-bats-forest-service-extends-cave-closures-five-years <p>The U.S. Forest Service in the southern region is announcing that it's extending a closure order for all caves and mines on its lands for another five years.</p><p>The Forest Service says keeping the caves and mines closed to the public until 2019 will help prevent the human spread of white-nose syndrome. That's the devastating infection that is decimating bat colonies and is caused by an invasive fungus that grows in caves.</p><p>The Forest Service says the five-year closure period should allow scientists to continue to work on potential solutions to the spread of the disease.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:59:02 +0000 Karen Tricot Steward 25693 at http://ualrpublicradio.org To Protect Bats, Forest Service Extends Cave Closures For Five Years Citing Unjust Regulations, Hair Braiders Sue Over Licensing Requirements http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/citing-unjust-regulations-hair-braiders-sue-over-licensing-requirements <p>Arkansas is one of three states facing a lawsuit over the licensing requirements for African-style hair braiding.</p><p>The Virginia-based Institute for Justice has filed the lawsuit, saying the requirement that hair braiders get cosmetology licenses to practice is unjust and unreasonable.</p><p>Attorney Paul Avelar with the Institute says cosmetology courses violate a hair braider's right to economic freedom because it requires spending thousands of dollars on schooling that does not teach braiding or test on it.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:12:42 +0000 Karen Tricot Steward 24964 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Citing Unjust Regulations, Hair Braiders Sue Over Licensing Requirements Entergy Says 44,000 Customers Without Power http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/entergy-says-44000-customers-without-power <p><em><strong>Update: About 34,000 customers are without power at 5:53 p.m. About 12,000 of those are in Pulaski County.&nbsp;</strong></em></p><p>Entergy Arkansas reports that the latest round of storms has left about 44,000 of its customers without power throughout the state.</p><p>Spokesman David Lewis said the company has called in several hundred extra workers to assist with restoring power.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">He says many of those outages are in Little Rock.</span></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:01:09 +0000 Karen Tricot Steward 24416 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Entergy Says 44,000 Customers Without Power Our House Expands Services With Opening Of New Children's Center http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/our-house-expands-services-opening-new-childrens-center <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://ourhouseshelter.org/" target="_blank">Our House</a>, an organization in central Arkansas that helps the homeless with housing, job training, and youth programs, is celebrating the opening of its new Children's Center.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Staff there say the new center will allow the organization to serve three times the number of children currently in its programs.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Karen Tricot Steward & Colleen Mayo 24360 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Our House Expands Services With Opening Of New Children's Center Central Arkansas Police Departments Launch Apps To Keep Citizens Updated http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/central-arkansas-police-departments-launch-apps-keep-citizens-updated <p>Three police departments in central Arkansas are announcing the launch of mobile applications that citizens can download to fight crime in their communities and stay up-to-date on the latest notifications from law enforcement.</p><p>The Jacksonville, North Little Rock, and Benton Police Departments are each releasing their own app that they say will help them quickly relay pertinent crime reports and notifications of hazardous situations.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 20:17:23 +0000 Karen Tricot Steward 24338 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Central Arkansas Police Departments Launch Apps To Keep Citizens Updated Struggling To Find Workers, Poultry Industry Calls For Immigration Reform http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/struggling-find-workers-poultry-industry-calls-immigration-reform <p>The head of the <a href="http://www.thepoultryfederation.com/" target="_blank">Poultry Federation</a> is calling for comprehensive immigration reform, saying that his industry is currently struggling to find workers.</p><p>Marvin Childers said that without reform, the price of food is sure to skyrocket.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 21:22:36 +0000 Karen Tricot Steward 24213 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Struggling To Find Workers, Poultry Industry Calls For Immigration Reform Maya Angelou's Comments About Arkansas Last Month http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/maya-angelous-comments-about-arkansas-last-month <p>It was just last month that Maya Angelou was unable to come to Arkansas because of health problems that left her hospitalized. She had been scheduled to make an appearance in Fayetteville on April 11.&nbsp;</p><p>Her well-written cancellation letter to the Fayetteville Public Library addressed what Arkansas meant to her:</p><p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dear Fayetteville Public Library, Arkansas Family and Friends, </span></em></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 16:58:47 +0000 Karen Tricot Steward 23914 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Maya Angelou's Comments About Arkansas Last Month Same-Sex Spouse Insurance On Hold In University of Arkansas System http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/same-sex-spouse-insurance-hold-university-arkansas-system <p>Employees of the University of Arkansas system received notice last week that those who are married to spouses of the same-sex may now add their spouses to their insurance coverage. However, the Arkansas Supreme Court's stay of Judge Chris Piazza's same-sex marriage ruling has changed that.</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 21:34:41 +0000 Karen Tricot Steward 23552 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Same-Sex Spouse Insurance On Hold In University of Arkansas System