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Little Rock Jail Expansion
12:00 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Expansion Of The Pulaski County Jail Complete, Inmates Moving In

Credit pcso.org

Working building an expansion to the Pulaski County Detention Center has been finished and inmates are being moved in this week.

Wednesday afternoon, KUAR’s Kezia Nanda got a look at the facility.  You can listen to her report above.

The facility has offices for deputies, a visitation room, classroom and six large cells, each with 40 beds and a bathroom.

Sheriff Doc Holladay said the expansion was financed by Pulaski County’s general fund without taxes being raised.

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Local & Regional News
10:58 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Republicans Win Big In Arkansas Races

For the first time since before the Civil War, Republicans Tuesday night won control of both chambers of the Arkansas Legislature.

Republican incumbents from Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives also won re-election, while Tom Cotton won the 4th district seat being vacated by Democrat Mike Ross.

But the margins in the state House and Senate weren't as wide as Republican leaders had hoped, suggesting both parties will still have to work together in reaching mutually satisfying agreements in the coming legislative session.

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Election Day 2012
11:26 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Arkansas Voters Head To Polls On Election Day

Listen to the audio link above to hear more views from voters at polling sites in central Arkansas.

Voters are at polling sites in communities across Arkansas for their final chance today to weigh-in on the issues and candidates this election cycle. At a precinct in Saline County, Leslie Bass said she was an undecided voter for a long time, but finally made up her mind.

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Angela Davis in Arkansas
12:03 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Activist Angela Davis Offers Ideas For Overhaul Of Ark. Prison System

Angela Davis at UALR
Credit Malcolm Glover

On Thursday evening, crowds of people stood in long lines and later packed into the University Theatre on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to hear a lecture by longtime social activist, author, and educator Dr. Angela Davis.

Davis was in Little Rock to support new research efforts by members of UALR’s Institute on Race and Ethnicity. The institute has assembled a diverse group of people throughout the state who are all dedicated to making constructive changes to Arkansas’s criminal justice system.

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Corporal Punishment
12:10 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Arkansas Author Offers Analysis Of Corporal Punishment In New Book

Dr. Matthew Pate, author of Corporal Punishment around the World, sits for an interview in the KUAR studios.
Credit Malcolm Glover

Pine Bluff resident Matthew Pate is the author of a new book titled Corporal Punishment Around the World, a text that provides an overview of those practices in various cultures that inflict pain to curb misconduct.

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Opposing Side Of Issue 5
12:00 am
Wed October 24, 2012

A Group Of Arkansas Doctors Opposes Medical Marijuana Ballot

Doctors voicing their opposition to Issue 5
Credit Photo: Kezia Nanda

Several doctors are voicing their opposition to a medical marijuana proposal that will be on the ballot next month.

Members with the Physician Coalition Against Medical Marijuana spoke Wednesday afternoon in Little Rock saying marijuana has not been adequately researched.

Dr. David Smith with Baptist Health Medical Center says he deals with patients suffering from pain and death everyday and doesn’t believe this is the solution.

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Little Rock New Entertainment
12:00 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Downtown Little Rock To Have Movie Theater, Café In A Year

Credit mosestucker.com

Ground was broken today across from the River Market in Little Rock for a new project called Arcade.

The three story, $18 million building is being constructed by Moses Tucker Real Estate in partnership with the Central Arkansas Library System. Jimmy Moses, the developer, hopes the building will be completed by November of next year.

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Clinton Library Exhibit
12:16 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Clinton Library Gets 19th Amendment For A Limited Time

Sisters visit exhibit. From l to r: Marlene Bokker, Jayne Ducat, and Gayle Weber.
Credit Malcolm Glover

An historic document that granted women the right to vote in the United States will soon be on display for a limited time at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock. The document is on loan from the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

As library visitors meander through a maze of artifacts once owned by two women whose lives had an impact on the presidential center’s namesake, these same visitors soon catch a glimpse of a glass display case containing a replica of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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Human Interest
12:00 am
Mon October 15, 2012

White Cane Safety Day Raises Awareness of Safety Issues For Blind

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White Cane Safety Day

Monday is White Cane Safety Day, which is intended to raise awareness of safety issues for blind people on the streets.

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Robot Workers
12:34 am
Tue September 25, 2012

Robots Assist Workers At New Dillard’s Shipping Center In Maumelle

Officials from Dillard's Inc. and Maumelle tour the Internet Fulfillment Center.
Credit Malcolm Glover

Arkansas economic development officials say what was once the vacant Target Distribution Center in Maumelle is now bustling with activity for another retailer.

Dillard’s Incorporated is using the facility in Maumelle to ship merchandise from online orders all over the country. The department store chain completely renovated the 850,000 square foot center and it has space for extra growth. Julie Bull with Dillard’s says the company wanted to honor its Arkansas roots and Maumelle proved to be the perfect site for what has been dubbed the “Internet Fulfillment Center.”

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