Gay Rights in Arkansas
6:42 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Gay Marriage Advocate Griffin Touts Equality Campaign At Clinton School

Chad Griffin and Kathy Webb discuss same-sex marriage to a packed Sturgis Hall at the Clinton School of Public Service

As supporters of same-sex unions around the country celebrate recent rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court, activists are continuing the fight to legalize gay marriage in all 50 states.

At the Clinton School of Public Service Monday, Hope native Chad Griffin of the Human Rights Campaign spoke of his organization's efforts to challenge laws banning gay marriage.

He called for Arkansas' elected officials to support a civil right he says would mean equal treatment for more citizens.

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Local & Regional News
4:55 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Hillary Clinton Attends Dedication Of Library Named In Her Honor

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with Marian Lacey, Vice-President of the CALS Board of Directors and library Director Bobby Roberts.
Credit Michael Hibblen/ KUAR News

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she hopes a new children’s library in Little Rock will encourage reading among kids at an early age.

Monday she attended a dedication ceremony where the facility was formally named in her honor.

The board of the Central Arkansas Library System voted last month to name it for Clinton, in recognition of her work on issues regarding children's health and education while she was Arkansas' first lady.

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Local & Regional News
3:36 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Hewlett-Packard Laying Off About 500 In Conway

Hewlett-Packard is laying off about 500 workers in Conway as it streamlines its operations at its three-year old $28 million customer support facility and abroad.

The Palo Alto, Calif.-based computer firm opened its Conway service center in 2010 amid tremendous fanfare.

The company told employees in its customer loyalty center on Monday afternoon that it would provide severance packages to nearly 500 workers and help with finding employment for those displaced.

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Local & Regional News
11:41 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Arkansas Economic Development Chief Backs Gay Marriage

Grant Tennille
Credit Mike Pirnique/ Arkansas Business

Arkansas' top economic development official is supporting same-sex marriage and says that treating gay couples equally under the law could make the state a leader in the South on the issue and promote economic growth.

Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Grant Tennille joined the head of the Human Rights Campaign and other advocates at the state Capitol Monday to call for supporting same-sex marriage.

Arkansas is one of 37 states that bans gay marriage.

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Local & Regional News
6:16 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Head Of Human Rights Campaign Plans Arkansas Stop

The president of Human Rights Campaign plans a stop in Arkansas after the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark rulings on same-sex marriage.

Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin is scheduled to speak at noon Monday at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.

Griffin is a native of Hope and is the first Southerner to lead Human Rights Campaign, a group that lobbies for gay rights.

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Local & Regional News
6:13 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Oscar de la Renta To Join Clintons In Arkansas

Oscar de la Renta is coming to Arkansas. The fashion designer is expected to meet with the Clinton clan, including former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, on Monday in Little Rock.

A temporary exhibit showcasing some of de la Renta's creations is on display at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center.

The exhibit features more than 30 of the designer's creations, including pieces worn by Hollywood stars and first ladies.

The "Oscar de la Renta: American Icon" exhibit is on display at the Clinton library until Dec. 1.

Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
6:37 pm
Sun July 7, 2013

Middle Class

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Local & Regional News
5:58 pm
Sun July 7, 2013

Much Of Arkansas At Moderate Risk For Wildfires

The Arkansas Forestry Commission says much of the state is at moderate risk for wildfires as Arkansas dries out from recent rainy weather.

The commission says the moderate risk area covers northern, southern and central Arkansas. Western Arkansas and eastern Arkansas are at a low risk for wildfire danger.

Local & Regional News
4:00 pm
Sun July 7, 2013

Hillary Clinton To Come To Little Rock For New Children’s Library

Credit Arkansas Times

Former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton is back in Little Rock for Monday’s dedication of the new children’s library, which is being named in her honor.

The Board of Trustees for the Central Arkansas Library System voted June 27th to honor Mrs. Clinton for her service to children.

“I think she’s done so much over the decades really working with children, particularly starting in Arkansas, even before she was first lady,” said CALS Director Bobby Roberts.

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Not Necessarily Nashville
8:00 pm
Sat July 6, 2013

Not Necessarily Nashville Playlist July 6, 2013

Johnny Cash- Bull Rider (Silver)
Dale Watson- I Lie When I Drink (El Ranhco Azul)
Red Meat- Lolita (Alamedo County Line)
Sutton, Holt & Coleman- Down The Road (Ready For The Times)
Alison Krauss-Lay My Burden Down (Paper Airplane)
Bonnie Montgomery- Joy (Joy)
Carper Family- Bad Attitude (Old Fashioned Gal)
Carolina Chocolate Drops- Sally Ann (Donna Got A Ramblin Man)
Pokey LaFarge- One Town At A Time (Pokey LaFarge)
Gibson Brothers- Daddy's Gone to Knoxville (They Called It Music)

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