A new computer distribution program will put laptops in the hands of 800 fourth and fifth grade students in the Little Rock School District.
The Arkansas Democrat Gazette Reports the largest school district in the state, with 25,000 students, will to continue to hand out laptops each year, with the initial four-school pilot program costing the district about 1 million dollars.
This week, KUAR is airing a series featuring non-profit organizations making a different in Arkansas. Part 3 takes a look at the Family Promise of Pulaski County, and one of the most recent families to leave homelessness and settle into their own home. For more information about the organization visit the Family Promise website.
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has again rejected the wording of a proposed ballot measure that would legalize marijuana in Arkansas. McDaniel said Monday there were ambiguities in the wording of a proposed constitutional amendment submitted by Marjorie LeClair of Shirley.
The Little Rock home once owned by drug researcher Jennings Osborne and known for its Christmas light display has been given to the city of Redfield, between Little Rock and Pine Bluff.
Kourosh Malek of Redfield signed the deed to the city on Monday. Redfield's Mayor Tony Lawhon said the city plans to sell the property - which has been appraised at more than $1.6 million. Malek bought the home for $291,500 at an auction held to help pay the Osborne family's debts, after Jennings death in 2011.
Governor Mike Beebe is seeking a federal disaster declaration that would make 15 Arkansas counties eligible for federal aid to help area recover from wintry weather earlier this month. Beebe says he's seeking a major disaster declaration for Crawford, Franklin, Independence, Johnson, Logan, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Newton, Polk, Scott, Searcy, Sebastian, Sharp, and Van Buren counties.
This week, KUAR is airing a series featuring non-profit organizations making a different in Arkansas. Part 2 takes a look at Canvas Community Church and their weekly event, “Dinner and a Movie”. For more information visit Canvas's Website.