This is the third in KUAR's series of interviews with each of the three candidates in the contested Republican 2nd Congressional District Primary comprised of Conway, Faulkner, Perry, Pulaski, Saline, Van Buren, and White counties.
An Arkansas judge is taking another week before issuing a ruling in a lawsuit challenging the state's gay marriage ban.
A clerk for Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza told attorneys in a letter Thursday that the judge expected to issue a ruling by May 9 in the lawsuit seeking to overturn a state constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman.
Piazza said at a hearing April 17 that he expected to issue a ruling within two weeks.
“I think we were quite lucky and that damage was contained to the indoor pool area and the sauna area and we're still in the process of trying to assess the exact dollar cost of the damage that was done,” Tolefree said.
Faulkner County residents affected by this week's tornado are eligible for special tax relief with the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration.
The agency says taxpayers there who have issues affecting their ability to file or pay sales and use tax, withholding tax, corporate income tax or any other state taxes as a result of the storms should contact DF&A for a deadline extension.
The agency also says that property losses attributed to the tornado can be deducted as a loss on income tax returns.
Mississippi County officials have unveiled a community revitalization plan that sets goals for the next 10 years in the areas of economic development, education, housing, and health and wellness, among others.
The county's first Delta Bridge Project Strategic Plan comes after a year of discussions between public and private officials and organizations.
The Delta Bridge Project - funded by the Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation and Southern Bancorp- is a community-led plan for revitalizing the county's social and economic areas.
This is the second in KUAR's series of interviews with each of the three candidates in the contested Republican 2nd Congressional District Primary comprised of Conway, Faulkner, Perry, Pulaski, Saline, Van Buren, and White counties.
Click here for the first interview with Ann Clemmer.
Forecasters say a tornado that hit Little Rock's suburbs and killed 15 people had winds approaching 200 mph.
Sunday's storm was rated as a "high-end" EF4 on a scale of tornado strength. The EF4 rating is the same as that given to a storm that killed 13 people on Feb. 5, 2008.
Storms rated EF4 have winds between 166 and 200 mph.
Arkansas hasn't had a top-of-the-scale storm since April 10, 1929, when a twister formed south of Batesville in Independence County and struck Sneed in northern Jackson County. That storm was rated F5 on a previous scale and killed 23.