Congressional Republicans have not been able to reach a consensus on how to oppose the Affordable Care Act.
Media reports of a heated discussion in the Senate Republican Conference between John Boozman of Arkansas and Ted Cruz of Texas underscores a growing disagreement in the party over how to tackle “Obamacare.”
Some in the GOP want to amend the law, while others are willing to defund it even if that means shutting down the government.
Nearly six months out from the oil spill in Mayflower residents are getting a chance to speak directly with a state official at a town hall at Hendrix College this Thursday from 1-7 p.m. Emily Lane with the Faulkner County Citizens Advisory Group said it’s been a struggle to get public officials to listen to residents at public forums.
Dr. William Mason, the Emergency Response Branch Chief at the Arkansas Department of Health, is among the first and will participate in a 60 minute Q & A.
Jury deliberations have begun in the manslaughter trial of a former Little Rock police officer charged with manslaughter.
Defense lawyers for Joshua Hastings on Wednesday rested without calling any witnesses.
The prosecution rested Tuesday after putting on a full day of testimony. Hastings is accused of being reckless by shooting into a car driven by 15-year-old Bobby Moore Jr., who was breaking into vehicles with two other juveniles.
Jurors left the courtroom just before noon to begin their work.
The fifth annual Shine a Light on Literacy event will take place Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Governor’s Mansion. Literacy Action of Central Arkansas will host the event and First Lady Ginger Beebe is scheduled to speak.
The event will include hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and a silent auction featuring works from local artists and authors. Hannah K. Vogler, event coordinator for Literacy Action, says some unique trips and experiences will also be auctioned. She says improving adult literacy is very important for society.
Little Rock city leaders are to decide next Tuesday on whether to allow voters to decide a proposal to fund the renovation of Robinson Center Music Hall.
Tuesday evening the Board of Directors heard a presentation detailing upgrades to the facility. Earlier in the day advocates for the project detailed it for reporters. You can view a PDF of the presentation here.