State highway officials say there will be nighttime lane closures in the week ahead at the construction zone at the Interstate 430/Interstate 630 interchange.
For safety, a lane on I-430 will be closed between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. nightly through Friday morning. The southbound outside lane on I-430 will be closed to allow crews to paint steel bridges on structures above the travel lanes. No detours will be set up. The work is contingent on good weather.
All taxpayers in Arkansas will see their rates reduced through a $140 million package adopted during this year's session, but the new laws also include special breaks for varied interests.
Volunteer firefighters, manufacturers, farmers and armed service members are among the groups to see additional breaks through the dozen tax cut bills that legislators approved and Gov. Mike Beebe signed into law before wrapping up the session last week.
The Arkansas Department of Higher Education is reporting an increase in the state's six-year college graduation rate.
The department says 40.8 percent of students who entered college in 2006 had received a degree six years later - an increase from 39.5 percent last year and up from 37 percent five years ago. Still - more improvement is needed to meet Gov. Mike Beebe's stated goal of doubling the number of Arkansans with a degree by 2025.
Author Gordon S. Wood - The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States - special guest for this look at the generations of the revolutionary period - Puritans, Cavalier, Glorious, Revolutionary
The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is urging kids to use social media and technology to encourage their peers and parents to participate in community service.
Chelsea Clinton visited with students from several Little Rock High Schools during a lunchtime panel discussion Friday. The topics ranged from health and technology to her likelihood of running for political office. Clinton said not now.