Kezia Nanda http://ualrpublicradio.org en Stamp Out Hunger This Saturday: Donating Food Without Leaving Home http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/stamp-out-hunger-saturday-donating-food-without-leaving-home <p>To fight hunger, mail carriers around the nation will pick up food donations on Saturday.</p><p>At the state Capitol on Wednesday, Governor Mike Beebe met with students from Sherwood's Clinton Elementary Magnet School, along with representatives of the National Association of Letter Carriers, the Arkansas Foodbank, and the AARP Foundation.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>They gathered to raise awareness about the nation's largest single-day food drive.</p><p>People are asked to leave non-perishable foods next to their mailboxes Saturday morning to be picked up by their letter carriers.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 18:55:51 +0000 Kezia Nanda 22916 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Stamp Out Hunger This Saturday: Donating Food Without Leaving Home President Obama To Visit Tornado Damaged Areas In Arkansas http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/president-obama-visit-tornado-damaged-areas-arkansas <p>President Barack Obama is scheduled to tour tornado devastated neighborhoods in Arkansas Wednesday afternoon and talk with victims.</p><p>White House Press Secretary Jay Carney discussed plans briefly during Tuesday’s daily press briefing.</p><p>“The president already issued a disaster declaration and he looks forward to meeting with the victims, their family members, first responders, and local and state government officials in the wake of these storm and these tornadoes,” Carney said.</p><p>The President was invited to visit the state by U.S. Senator Mark Pryor.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 14:48:40 +0000 Kezia Nanda 22870 at http://ualrpublicradio.org President Obama To Visit Tornado Damaged Areas In Arkansas Saline And Craighead Counties Collect Signatures To Go Wet http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/saline-and-craighead-counties-collect-signatures-go-wet <p>A committee called "Our Community, Our Dollars" is collecting signatures to make Saline County in central Arkansas and Craighead County in northeast Arkansas wet counties.</p><p>Starting this week through early July, residents in the two counties can sign a petition to allow the sale of alcohol.</p><p>Jay Allen, president of the organization that began the petition drive, said this would give voters a chance to voice their opinions.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 11:10:21 +0000 Kezia Nanda 22874 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Saline And Craighead Counties Collect Signatures To Go Wet Little Rock Gym Reopens After Fire Incident http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/little-rock-gym-reopens-after-fire-incident <p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font size="4">Little Rock's city-owned gym, which was closed last week due to an electrical fire, is set to reopen Friday. </font></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font size="4">Parks and Recreation Director Truman Tolefree said members of the <a href="http://www.littlerock.org/ParksRecreation/WarMemorial/" target="_blank">Jim Dailey Fitness and Aquatic Center</a> have been patient as repairs have been made.</font></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 19:08:47 +0000 Kezia Nanda 22633 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Ways To Help In The Aftermath Of Arkansas Tornado http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/ways-help-aftermath-arkansas-tornado <p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: rgb(28, 28, 28); line-height: 1.5;">Many groups are working to provide assistance to Arkansans impacted by the recent tornado that caused extensive destruction.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in;"><font color="#1c1c1c"><font face="Times New Roman, serif">Below is a list of some of the places to donate money, clothes, food, blood, furniture, to get emergency phones and WiFi, to get help with pet, and to find shelters.</font></font></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 15:11:25 +0000 Kezia Nanda 22577 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Ways To Help In The Aftermath Of Arkansas Tornado Entergy Arkansas Repairing Tornado Damage, May Be Awhile http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/entergy-arkansas-repairing-tornado-damage-may-be-awhile <p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font size="4">Entergy Arkansas is facing some challenges in repairing damage to its infustructure from the tornado that hit the state earlier this week. </font></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font size="4">Spokesman David Lewis said it will take some time for the utility to rebuild, especially in parts of hard him Faulkner County.</font></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:16:34 +0000 Kezia Nanda 22586 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Public Meetings Set For Finalists To Become Little Rock Police Chief http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/public-meetings-set-finalists-become-little-rock-police-chief <p>The city of Little Rock Wednesday announced dates for public receptions to meet the three finalists to become Chief of the Little Rock Police Department.&nbsp;</p><p>City Manager Bruce Moore said the public's opinion is needed.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:34:26 +0000 Kezia Nanda 22532 at http://ualrpublicradio.org CNG Station Opens In Little Rock To Provide Alternative Fuel http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/cng-station-opens-little-rock-provide-alternative-fuel <p></p><p></p><p>A station offering compressed natural gas is now open in Little Rock. The alternative fuel is expected to save the city and public money.</p><p>Gov. Mike Beebe and city leaders came together for a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday.&nbsp; Afterward, there was a symbolic fueling of city vehicles at the station alongside Interstate 30 near 6th Street.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 23:39:09 +0000 Kezia Nanda & Michael Hibblen 22533 at http://ualrpublicradio.org CNG Station Opens In Little Rock To Provide Alternative Fuel Air Force Awards Arkansas Company $3.5 Million Contract http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/air-force-awards-arkansas-company-35-million-contract <p>An electronics company in Fayetteville is being awarded a $3.5 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to develop a power module for fighter jets.</p><p>Arkansas Power Electronics International is to build a high-temperature, silicon carbide power module for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. &nbsp;</p><p>Lauren Kegley, business development engineer with Arkansas Power Electronics International, said the company was chosen because it specializes in advanced electronics for a variety of customers in the defense, aerospace, and electric vehicle industries.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:22:49 +0000 Kezia Nanda 22222 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Air Force Awards Arkansas Company $3.5 Million Contract Director Of UAMS Myeloma Institute Stepping Down http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/director-uams-myeloma-institute-stepping-down <p></p><p></p><p>The longtime director and founder of the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is stepping down. On Tuesday he was honored for his work and a successor was announced.&nbsp;</p><p>Dr. Gareth Morgan who is currently a clinician and researcher with the Myeloma UK Research Center at the Institute of Cancer Research in London was named to the position.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:48:02 +0000 Kezia Nanda 22163 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Director Of UAMS Myeloma Institute Stepping Down