News

Pages

Local & Regional News
11:28 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Arkansas House Speaker Carter Named Centennial Bank President

Credit Nathan Vandiver / KUAR

Arkansas House Speaker Davy Carter has been named Regional President of Centennial Bank.

Tuesday’s announcement comes as the company is merging with Liberty Bank of Jonesboro.

Eric King, Marketing Manager with Centennial Bank, says Carter has previously served as Division President at the company, and his familiarity with the bank and northeast Arkansas helped in the decision to hire Carter.

Read more
Local & Regional News
11:07 am
Tue July 9, 2013

New Homeless Children’s Center Expected In Little Rock By Summer 2014

An artist rendering of the Our House Children's Center.
Credit Our House

Officials with Our House, a Little Rock-based nonprofit organization that serves homeless families, say construction is underway for a new Children’s Center. 

A groundbreaking ceremony for the 19,000 square foot facility is scheduled for Wednesday. Georgia Mjartan is executive director of Our House.

When complete,  the Center is supposed to be a safe place where homeless youth can receive a nutritious meal and participate in educational and fun activities.

Read more
Local & Regional News
6:45 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Arkansas AG Says New Gun Law Doesn't Allow Open Carry

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says a new gun law approved this year doesn't allow the open carry of handguns in public, despite the argument by gun rights advocates.

McDaniel on Monday said in an advisory opinion that a law that made technical corrections concerning the possession of handguns in certain places didn't allow open carry.

Arkansas law allows the carrying of a handgun on a journey, and the measure signed into law earlier this year defines a journey as traveling "beyond the county in which the person lives."

Read more
Gay Rights in Arkansas
6:42 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Gay Marriage Advocate Griffin Touts Equality Campaign At Clinton School

Chad Griffin and Kathy Webb discuss same-sex marriage to a packed Sturgis Hall at the Clinton School of Public Service
Credit hrc.org

As supporters of same-sex unions around the country celebrate recent rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court, activists are continuing the fight to legalize gay marriage in all 50 states.

At the Clinton School of Public Service Monday, Hope native Chad Griffin of the Human Rights Campaign spoke of his organization's efforts to challenge laws banning gay marriage.

He called for Arkansas' elected officials to support a civil right he says would mean equal treatment for more citizens.

Read more
Local & Regional News
4:55 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Hillary Clinton Attends Dedication Of Library Named In Her Honor

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with Marian Lacey, Vice-President of the CALS Board of Directors and library Director Bobby Roberts.
Credit Michael Hibblen/ KUAR News

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she hopes a new children’s library in Little Rock will encourage reading among kids at an early age.

Monday she attended a dedication ceremony where the facility was formally named in her honor.

The board of the Central Arkansas Library System voted last month to name it for Clinton, in recognition of her work on issues regarding children's health and education while she was Arkansas' first lady.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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

Middle Class

Read more

Pages