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4:40 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Arkansas Candidates for Governor Address Educators Conference

The four announced candidates for Arkansas governor say they want to see an end to the Pulaski County school desegregation lawsuit and that they support school choice.

Republicans Curtis Coleman, Debra Hobbs and Asa Hutchinson joined Democrat Mike Ross at an education forum Tuesday in Hot Springs.

Taking questions from school administrators, the candidates largely agreed on support for trade schools, home schooling and giving students skills that make them employable.

Hobbs broke ranks with the other three to say she's open to providing vouchers for private schools.

Local & Regional News
3:58 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

New Ad Targets Sen. Pryor For Supporting Judicial Nominees

A new ad began airing Tuesday in several Arkansas television markets, targeting Senator Mark Pryor for his support of President Obama’s judicial nominees.

In particular, the ad by the conservative Judicial Crisis Network is tying the Democrat, who is up for reelection next year, to the President’s picks to fill out the District of Columbia's Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Local & Regional News
1:10 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Hard Freeze Expected For The Entire State Tuesday Night

Temperatures in Arkansas are expected to dip to the lowest in the season so far Tuesday night. A cold front entered the northern part of the state Tuesday morning and will spread to the south throughout the day. A freeze warning is in effect from 6 p.m. Tuesday through 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Low temperatures for Tuesday night are expected to range from near 15 degrees in the northwest to the mid and upper 20’s in the south.

Senior Forecaster for the National Weather Service of Arkansas Brian Smith says the chance for any precipitation is very small.

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Local & Regional News
11:38 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Gubernatorial Candidate Asa Hutchinson Says He Would Cut Arkansas Income Tax

Asa Hutchinson speaking to reporters Tuesday in Little Rock.
Credit Brian Chilson / Arkansas Times

Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson unveiled details of his plan to reduce Arkansas’ individual income tax rates, a cornerstone of his tax cut platform for Governor.

“Arkansas is not competitive in its income tax structure,” said Hutchinson. He cited surrounding states with lower or no individual income tax rates.

“Why is this important? It impacts the recruitment of industry,” he said.

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Local & Regional News
11:20 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Arkansas Governor's Name Misspelled On Monument

Officials with the planned U.S. Marshals Museum say they'll fix a 15,000-pound monument that misspells the name of Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe.

A ceremony was held Saturday dedicating the monument for the $50 million museum to be built along the Arkansas River. But at the ceremony, officials noticed that the governor's last name was misspelled on the stone as "Bebee."

U.S. Marshals Museum President and CEO James Dunn tells the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that the mistake is "100 percent fixable."

Special Programming
11:10 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Special Programming on KLRE: The Mozart Festival

Credit themozartfestival.org / American Public Media

KLRE brings you The Mozart Festival from American Public Media. This program includes performances and interviews from one of the world's foremost music events.

From American Public Media:

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Local & Regional News
10:57 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Party Candidates For Arkansas Senate Seat To Be Decided

Voting got underway Tuesday in northeast Arkansas in the race for a state Senate seat. Two Republicans and two Democrats are facing off to decide party choices for the January 14th election.

Dan Sullivan and John Cooper are vying for the GOP nomination.  Radius Baker and Steve Rockwell are running for the Democratic nomination.

According to numbers provided by Craighead County Clerk Kade Holliday, 2, 278 people took advantage of early voting.   1, 067 were Democrats and just over 1,200 were Republican.

Voting continues until 7:30 p.m Tuesday. 

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Local & Regional News
9:07 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Court Upholds Newport Man's Murder Conviction

The Arkansas Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of a Newport man in the death of his 23-month-old son.

The Jonesboro Sun reported Monday that the court rejected a claim by 25-year-old Richard Ingram that a juror was removed from the case without justification.

The state Supreme Court instead found there was "a clear justification" for removal because the juror violated the judge's order not to speak with any of the attorneys,

Local & Regional News
8:23 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Voters To Choose Nominees For Northeast Arkansas Senate Seat

Voters in northeast Arkansas are choosing the Democratic and Republican nominees for a special election to replace a state senator who resigned amid an ethics investigation.

The primary runoff Tuesday will determine who will face off in the Jan. 14 special election to replace former Sen. Paul Bookout, who resigned in August.

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Local & Regional News
5:10 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Election Day To Decide Alcohol Sales In NLR's Park Hill

Residents of a North Little Rock neighborhood go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to allow the sale of alcohol.

The Park Hill neighborhood has been dry since 1966, but business leaders believe allowing the sale of alcohol could revive the area and bring restaurants to the stretch of John F. Kennedy Boulevard, between I-40 and McCain Boulevard.

220 people took part in early voting last week, election officials report.

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