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11:02 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Arkansas Board Of Education Approves Jacksonville School District

The Arkansas Board of Education has approved the formation of a new school district in Jacksonville.

In September, voters in Jacksonville approved splitting off from the Pulaski County Special School District to form a separate district. On Thursday, the Board of Education signed off on that plan to create the Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the new, 4,000-student district will remain under the administration of the Pulaski County Special district during a transition period that is to last no more than two years.

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8:25 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Funeral Set For Noted Lawyer William H. Bowen

William H. Bowen
Credit www.arkansasmatters.com

Former President Bill Clinton is remembering his former gubernatorial chief of staff William H. Bowen, who died Wednesday at the age of 91.

Clinton says Arkansas is a better place because of Bowen, who served as his chief of staff as Clinton ran for president in 1991.

In a statement, Clinton called Bowen a "tireless advocate" for economic development and education.

Bowen was a World War II veteran and retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve. He earned his law degree in taxation from New York University.

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10:58 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

The Political and Real Cost Of At-Home Disability Care

State legislators on Thursday considered the future of a healthcare policy that would allow funding for the disabled to be used for home-based and community care instead of only institutional settings. The Community First Choice Option, or CFCO, is part of the Affordable Care Act that each state has to authorize to implement.

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7:13 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Brummett, Rutherford, Brantley, and Brock Talk Cotton's Future

The Political Animals Club assembled Thursday for a post-election panel of political reporters and commentators. John Brummett (Democrat-Gazette), Skip Rutherford (Clinton School Dean), Max Brantley (Arkansas Times), and Roby Brock (Talk Business and Politics) gave their thoughts on the midterm elections, the new political landscape, and what Arkansas may look like in the years ahead.

John Brummett was the first to answer moderator Rex Nelson’s request for a prediction on newly elected Republican U.S. Senator Tom Cotton.

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4:42 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Former Clinton Staffer William H. Bowen Dead At 91

Former First Commercial Bank chairman and tax lawyer William H. Bowen, who served as former President Bill Clinton's chief of staff during Clinton's run for president, has died. He was 91.

Pulaski County Coroner Jerome Hobbs confirmed Bowen's death Thursday. The coroner's office determined the cause of death was choking.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports Bowen died Wednesday at the Fox Ridge assisted living home in Little Rock.

Local & Regional News
4:28 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Governor-Elect Hutchinson Likely To Present Own Budget Plan To Legislature

Governor-elect Asa Hutchinson speaking to reporters Thursday in North Little Rock.
Credit Sarah Whites-Koditschek / KUAR News

Governor-elect Asa Hutchinson says he'll likely have a different approach to the budget than priorities outlined Thursday by outgoing Governor Mike Beebe.

Beebe is encouraging legislators to delay $29.4 million in tax cuts on capital gains and manufacturing in order to meet the needs of the educational system, Medicaid and state prisons.  Beebe warned that state employees won’t get pay raises next year and agencies will lose funds if tax cuts approved in 2013 go into effect.

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3:16 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Little Rock Police Department To Release New Transgender Policy

The Little Rock Police Department says it will release a new policy governing how officers should treat members of the city's transgender community they make contact with.

The department will release the new policy Wednesday at the Transgender Day of Remembrance at Philander Smith College.

Lt. Sidney Allen says the department has been working with the Arkansas Transgender Equality Coalition in drafting the new policy for officers to follow.

Allen says the new policy will reflect the department's goal of protecting the rights of all citizens.

Local & Regional News
11:19 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Governor Beebe Outlines Two Budget Proposals To Lawmakers

From AP: Outgoing Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe is warning lawmakers that state employees won't receive a pay raise next year and many state agencies will see their budgets reduced if some tax cuts approved last year take effect.

The two-term Democratic governor presented two budget proposals to lawmakers on Thursday, depending on whether they delay $29.4 million in tax cuts on capital gains and manufacturers set to take effect July 1, 2015. Beebe is leaving office in January due to term limits and is being succeeded by Republican Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson.

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yesterday today & tomorrow
6:52 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Regional Cultures in America Part 1

Colin Woodard is our guest for this very revealing discussion on the regionalization of our nation as it impacts our generations.

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yesterday today & tomorrow
6:43 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Regional Cultures in America Part 2

Colin Woodard is our guest for this very revealing discussion on the regionalization of our nation as it impacts our generations.

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