North Little Rock http://ualrpublicradio.org en Final Approval Given To School Desegregation Settlement http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/final-approval-given-school-desegregation-settlement <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">A federal judge has approved <a href="https://static.ark.org/eeuploads/ag/DE_4937-1_Exhibit_1_Settlement_Agreement1.pdf" target="_blank">a settlement</a> phasing out payments from the state to three Pulaski County school districts in the state's long-running desegregation lawsuit. Federal Judge D. Price Marshall said the settlement to the “exceedingly complex” case was “fair, adequate and reasonable” and noted how few objections there were in the case.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:48:21 +0000 Chris Hickey 17421 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Final Approval Given To School Desegregation Settlement Recovery Still Slow In Central Arkansas, Says Study http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/recovery-still-slow-central-arkansas-says-study <p>Central Arkansas is still struggling to recover from the great recession, but encouraging trends show possible future growth in some industries. That’s according to a recent report by <a href="http://www.metroplan.org/" target="_blank">Metroplan.</a> It shows that in 2013, population growth outpaced job growth in the Little Rock metro area, pointing to a slow recovery. Furthermore, the study found that young adults in central Arkansas are increasingly opting to live in urban, densely populated locales.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 22:01:54 +0000 Chris Hickey 17080 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Recovery Still Slow In Central Arkansas, Says Study TFTS-147 "Bridging the Gap" August 1, 2013 http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/tfts-147-bridging-gap-august-1-2013 <p>On this week's show stories about bridging the gap: Mike Collins - The Magic Knife / Julie Johnson Holt - Yes, Virginia / H.K. Stewart - Tech Support and the American Dream. Musical guest Brad Williams</p><p></p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Paula Morell 8653 at http://ualrpublicradio.org TFTS-147 "Bridging the Gap" August 1, 2013 Report: Pre-K Program Shrinks Academic Gap http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/report-pre-k-program-shrinks-academic-gap <p></p><p>The Arkansas Department of Education and the state Department of Human Services are working together to fund a Pre-K program for less fortunate children.</p><p>As KUAR’s Kezia Nanda reports, officials said research shows that since the program started, the education gap between economically-disadvantaged and affluent children has shrunk.</p><p>The event was held at Amboy Elementary School in North Little Rock, which hosts one of the Pre-K programs supported by a state-funded program for economically-disadvantaged students, called the Arkansas Better Chance or ABC.</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 21:02:11 +0000 Kezia Nanda 4256 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Report: Pre-K Program Shrinks Academic Gap TFTS-131A "JFK Show#1: Witnessing History" May 2, 2013 http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/tfts-131a-jfk-show1-witnessing-history-may-2-2013 <p></p><p> On this week's show JFK: Witnessing History #1, the first of a 2 part show with stories about where our storytellers were during those fateful days. &nbsp;J.B. Hogan - Walk on / &nbsp;George Smith - The Day Hope Died / Kay Fisher - A Private Goodbye</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 19:52:20 +0000 Paula Morell 3729 at http://ualrpublicradio.org TFTS-131A "JFK Show#1: Witnessing History" May 2, 2013 Crews Continue To Repair Damage From Thursday's I-40 Accident http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/crews-continue-repair-damage-thursdays-i-40-accident <p></p><p>Highway officials say the whole support structure where a tractor-trailer hit a bridge in the fiery accident Thursday will have to be replaced.</p><p>Spokesman Danny Straessle with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said the Young Road overpass near the Crystal Hill exit on Interstate 40 in North Little Rock is expected to be re-opened Friday evening with 200 tons weight restrictions.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 22:03:46 +0000 Kezia Nanda 621 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Court Offers Amnesty for People Who Fail To Pay Court Fines http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/court-offers-amnesty-people-who-fail-pay-court-fines <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><font size="4">Starting March </font><font size="4">15</font><sup><font size="4">th</font></sup><font size="4"> , the Pulaski County Circuit Court will be granting amnesty to those who have outstanding warrants for failure to pay court fines. Over 2,000 people who have warrants for the offense must actually pay their fine, but can avoid additional penalties.</font></p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 19:49:47 +0000 Chris Hickey 607 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Court Offers Amnesty for People Who Fail To Pay Court Fines Public Meeting To Address North Little Rock Properties http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/public-meeting-address-north-little-rock-properties <p></p><p style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px;"><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 18px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The future of North Little Rock properties such as the Big Rock Quarry and green space west of Pike Avenue will be topics of discussion for residents and the city’s Public Land Use Development Task Force in a meeting to held Thursday night.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 06:00:00 +0000 Chris Hickey 106 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Public Meeting To Address North Little Rock Properties