Local & Regional News
3:36 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Hewlett-Packard Laying Off About 500 In Conway

Hewlett-Packard is laying off about 500 workers in Conway as it streamlines its operations at its three-year old $28 million customer support facility and abroad.

The Palo Alto, Calif.-based computer firm opened its Conway service center in 2010 amid tremendous fanfare.

The company told employees in its customer loyalty center on Monday afternoon that it would provide severance packages to nearly 500 workers and help with finding employment for those displaced.

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Local & Regional News
11:41 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Arkansas Economic Development Chief Backs Gay Marriage

Grant Tennille
Credit Mike Pirnique/ Arkansas Business

Arkansas' top economic development official is supporting same-sex marriage and says that treating gay couples equally under the law could make the state a leader in the South on the issue and promote economic growth.

Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Grant Tennille joined the head of the Human Rights Campaign and other advocates at the state Capitol Monday to call for supporting same-sex marriage.

Arkansas is one of 37 states that bans gay marriage.

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Local & Regional News
6:16 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Head Of Human Rights Campaign Plans Arkansas Stop

The president of Human Rights Campaign plans a stop in Arkansas after the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark rulings on same-sex marriage.

Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin is scheduled to speak at noon Monday at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.

Griffin is a native of Hope and is the first Southerner to lead Human Rights Campaign, a group that lobbies for gay rights.

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Local & Regional News
6:13 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Oscar de la Renta To Join Clintons In Arkansas

Oscar de la Renta is coming to Arkansas. The fashion designer is expected to meet with the Clinton clan, including former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, on Monday in Little Rock.

A temporary exhibit showcasing some of de la Renta's creations is on display at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center.

The exhibit features more than 30 of the designer's creations, including pieces worn by Hollywood stars and first ladies.

The "Oscar de la Renta: American Icon" exhibit is on display at the Clinton library until Dec. 1.

Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
6:37 pm
Sun July 7, 2013

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Local & Regional News
5:58 pm
Sun July 7, 2013

Much Of Arkansas At Moderate Risk For Wildfires

The Arkansas Forestry Commission says much of the state is at moderate risk for wildfires as Arkansas dries out from recent rainy weather.

The commission says the moderate risk area covers northern, southern and central Arkansas. Western Arkansas and eastern Arkansas are at a low risk for wildfire danger.

Local & Regional News
4:00 pm
Sun July 7, 2013

Hillary Clinton To Come To Little Rock For New Children’s Library

Credit Arkansas Times

Former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton is back in Little Rock for Monday’s dedication of the new children’s library, which is being named in her honor.

The Board of Trustees for the Central Arkansas Library System voted June 27th to honor Mrs. Clinton for her service to children.

“I think she’s done so much over the decades really working with children, particularly starting in Arkansas, even before she was first lady,” said CALS Director Bobby Roberts.

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Not Necessarily Nashville
8:00 pm
Sat July 6, 2013

Not Necessarily Nashville Playlist July 6, 2013

Johnny Cash- Bull Rider (Silver)
Dale Watson- I Lie When I Drink (El Ranhco Azul)
Red Meat- Lolita (Alamedo County Line)
Sutton, Holt & Coleman- Down The Road (Ready For The Times)
Alison Krauss-Lay My Burden Down (Paper Airplane)
Bonnie Montgomery- Joy (Joy)
Carper Family- Bad Attitude (Old Fashioned Gal)
Carolina Chocolate Drops- Sally Ann (Donna Got A Ramblin Man)
Pokey LaFarge- One Town At A Time (Pokey LaFarge)
Gibson Brothers- Daddy's Gone to Knoxville (They Called It Music)

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Local & Regional News
8:51 am
Sat July 6, 2013

Farmers Must Certify Crops To Be Eligible For Disaster Programs

The head of the small farm program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff says farmers need to certify crops planted in the spring by July 15th in order to be eligible for disaster programs. 

Crops that should be certified include corn, cotton, grain sorghum, soybeans and rice.

Commercial vegetables, including okra, cucumbers, watermelons, squash, southern peas and sweet potatoes should be certified too. 

Many Farm Service Agency programs require that cropland on a farm be certified to earn FSA benefits. 

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Local & Regional News
4:29 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Arkansas Shelter Rebate Program To Accept Applications

The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management Shelter Rebate Program will begin accepting applications this month.

To be eligible for the program, the agency says people have to have installed an above-ground safe room or in-ground shelter after Jan. 21, 1999.

Applicants also must own their home at the time of their application.

The Department of Emergency Management says it will reimburse people for some of the costs associated with above-ground safe rooms or in-ground shelter installation.

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