Hillary Rodham Clinton is returning to Little Rock as the city dedicates a children's library named after the former secretary of state and possible 2016 presidential contender.
The Central Arkansas Library System on Wednesday said Clinton will be on hand for the dedication of the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library and Learning Center. The library's board voted last week to name the library for Clinton, in honor of her work on issues regarding children's health and education as Arkansas' first lady.
Prosecutors are considering filing charges against a 21-year-old driver who struck and injured a group of bicyclists traveling through Arkansas on a cross-country trip.
Prosecutor John Bell said Wednesday that authorities are investigating why the driver crashed into a group of 13 cyclists on Tuesday afternoon near McCrory, Ark., about 90 miles northeast of Little Rock.
The decision by the federal government to give a one-year delay before larger businesses will be required to provide health insurance means that Arkansas employees without coverage will instead receive federal subsidies to buy one of several private insurance plans in newly-formed exchanges.
Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford says he believes the delay is a prudent step ensuring businesses have adequate time to understand regulations and implement changes.
After interest rates on new Stafford student loans for low income applicants doubled this week, many wonder if Congress will be able to arrive at a solution to keep rates low. On the campus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, some students reacted to news of the rate hike.
“It’s sort of the sacrifice you make if you’re going to do years of education. You know, there’s those years of income you don’t get a lot of times and so you [ask yourself] which one is going to put you further,” said H.L. Moody, who has been going to college off and on for the past ten years.