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6:57 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Events To Mark Impact Of Clinton Presidential Library On 10th Anniversary

The Clinton Presidential Center along the Arkansas River in Little Rock.
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A 10-day celebration to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the opening of the Clinton Presidential Center kicks off this weekend.  The library is working with several community partners to host over 35 events Sunday through November 18th. 

Gretchen Hall, president and CEO of the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau, says the celebration is to mark the impact the presidential library has had on the region.

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6:14 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Arkansas Employees To Receive Pay Raises That Had Been Delayed

More than 28,000 Arkansas state workers are set to receive a 1 percent pay raise that had been delayed.

Department of Finance and Administration Director Richard Weiss told state agency directors in a memo Thursday that a cost-of-living adjustment will appear in employees' Nov. 28 paychecks.

Weiss says in the memo that Gov. Mike Beebe asked finance officials to review the performance of the state's economy and revenue collections for the first quarter of the year.

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4:47 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Former President Bill Clinton To Headline Little Rock Chamber Meeting

Former President Clinton speaking at the Clinton Presidential Center in June.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to headline the 149th annual meeting of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce next month.

Clinton is due to speak Dec. 4 at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock. Clinton's speech comes shortly after the 10th anniversary of the opening of his presidential library in Little Rock.

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4:28 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Uber Opens Shop As Little Rock Officials Call The Ride-Sharing Platform Illegal

The Uber app connects passengers with drivers using personal cars who are not direct employees.
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There is now another option besides taxis and buses to motor around Little Rock but it may not be legal. The ride-sharing service Uber began operations in Little Rock Thursday. It connects would-be passengers and drivers using personal cars through a mobile app.

In recent months the city of Little Rock has been crafting a new ordinance to regulate Uber’s operation with their input.

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4:15 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Change Of Plea Hearing Set For Former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner

Former Treasurer Martha Shoffner leaving the federal courthouse in Little Rock in June 2013.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

A change-of-plea hearing has been scheduled for a former Arkansas state treasurer accused of misspending campaign funds on personal items.

Martha Shoffner was convicted earlier this year on 14 bribery and extortion charges and awaits sentencing in that case. She was scheduled to go to trial in December on separate mail fraud charges accusing her of misspending $9,800 in campaign funds on clothing, cosmetics and other personal items.

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4:03 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Arkansas Health Department Scheduleds Flu Shot Clinics Around The State

Credit Carmichael Yepez / U.S. Navy

The Arkansas Department of Health has scheduled vaccine clinics for areas throughout the state as the flu season begins to ramp up.

The flu shot clinics had been pushed back this fall because there was a delay in the shipment of the vaccines from manufacturers. The clinics are now set to take place in November and December at cities and towns throughout Arkansas.

One of the largest clinics will be held Dec. 4 at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds in Little Rock.

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12:32 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Governor-Elect Hutchinson: No Medicaid Decision Until January

Arkansas Governor-elect Asa Hutchinson at a press availability Thursday in the state Capitol rotunda.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

Arkansas Governor-elect Asa Hutchinson says it will be January at the earliest before he decides whether to push for continuing the state’s Medicaid expansion program.

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9:16 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Sabin Says Passed Ballot Item One Of Most Significant Ethics Reforms In The Country

State Rep. Warwick Sabin (D-Little Rock)
Credit Nathan Vandiver / KUAR

From KUAR News in Little Rock I’m Jacob Kauffman. Democratic State Representative Warwick Sabin is on the line, thanks for joining us.

Sabin: You’re welcome.

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8:27 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Beebe Announces Intent To Pardon 25

Gov. Mike Beebe has announced his intent to grant pardons to 25 people who were convicted of various crimes.
 
Beebe's office said Wednesday that each of the 25 have completed all jail time, fulfilled all parole-and-probationary requirements and paid all fines related to their sentences.
 

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5:42 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Did African-American Votes Make A Difference In Hutchinson's Victory?

Republicn Asa Hutchinson gives a victory speech after defeating Democratic rival Mike Ross in the Arkansas Governor's race Tuesday.
Credit Chris Hickey / KUAR News

Most Arkansas voters chose Republican candidates for office Tuesday, with large sections of the state going red, some for the first time. But did that trend carry with minority voters in the state? KUAR's Chris Hickey has a look at what Governor-elect Asa Hutchinson's campaign tried to do attract minorities to his party and whether or not it was effective.

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