One of the organizations in Arkansas that has been impacted by the federal government shutdown is the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality. Some of the department's employees are paid through federal funds.
KUAR's Karen Tricot Steward spoke with the director of that department, Teresa Marks, and has this report.
A nearly 22 acre site adjacent to UALR was formally recommended to the Little Rock Technology Park Board by an advisory board Tuesday. The Oak Forest site, as it is known, has 56 residences of which UALR owns nearly half.
Chancellor Joel Anderson said the reasons for proximity to research institutions like UALR or UAMS has been overlooked.
Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton is using the first television advertisement in his bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor to criticize the incumbent senator over the federal health care law.
Cotton's campaign on Saturday began airing a 30-second television spot in the Little Rock area accusing Pryor of exempting Congress from the federal health care law. Pryor's campaign on Monday called the claim "blatantly false."
Exxon Mobil is demolishing two homes in Mayflower that have oil trapped beneath their foundations after the March oil spill.
Company spokesman Aaron Stryk calls it an effective and efficient way to ensure any remaining oil is removed.
Stryk says the overall work process on the two home sites will take closer to two weeks because all debris must be removed, contaminated soil will be excavated and replaced with clean soil, and then the two lots will be graded and sodded.
The former owners of the two houses sold them to Exxon as part of a compensation plan.
Parking enforcement officers will be on patrol in the River Market District of downtown Little Rock all this week to make sure drivers abide by new pay rules when they park.
From now on, parking on the street in the River Market costs $1.25 per hour. Jack Wrenn oversees parking enforcement efforts for the city. He says eight new machines will help regulate on-street parking issues.
The gun-rights group Arkansas Carry continued to force the issue of openly carrying firearms in Jonesboro Sunday. KUAR’s Jacob Kauffman walked with the group and has this report.
They walked down Main Street with handguns openly holstered on their hips contending a law in effect since August allows for the open carrying of firearms. Scott Vaughn, an organizer of the event, made their purpose clear at the outset.
“Basically, most everybody’s probably right handed so we’ll walk on the west side of Main Street so that our guns are able to be seen.”