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4:11 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Arkansas Congressional Delegation Urges Safeguards To Stop Ebola Spread

Members of Arkansas' House delegation have sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging his administration to take more steps to protect Americans against the spread of the Ebola virus.

Republican congressmen Rick Crawford, Tim Griffin, Steve Womack and Tom Cotton want the administration to consider implementing travel restrictions on countries affected by the virus and enforce immigration policies.

Friday's letter also expresses concern that people in affected countries could - possibly knowingly- be infected but not yet symptomatic and travel to the U.S.

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2:59 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Gubernatorial Candidate Ross Unveils Plan On Equal Pay In Workplace

Mike Ross

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross has unveiled a plan aimed at ensuring equal pay for women in the workplace.

Ross was joined Friday by his wife, daughter and current first lady Ginger Beebe to announce his proposal, which calls for strengthening state law to prevent retaliation against workers who discuss their wages with colleagues.

Ross called his proposals bipartisan and says he's confident he could gain Republican support.

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2:55 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Former President Clinton And Outgoing AG To Address Group In Little Rock

Former President Bill Clinton speaking at the Clinton Presidential Center in May 2013.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

Former President Bill Clinton and outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder are scheduled to address a group of mayors and police chiefs gathering in Little Rock next week to discuss race and community policing.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors will host a forum Wednesday at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock. The former president is set to address the group along with Holder, who announced last week that he'll be stepping down from his post.

The meeting agenda includes a discussion about the August fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Local & Regional News
1:46 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

One Dead In Arkansas Storms; Power Still Out To Many

Officials in Malvern say a man was killed when a tree fell on his house during a thunderstorm.

Severe storms raked Arkansas on Thursday, and Hot Spring County emergency officials said Friday a man died when one passed through Malvern. A young girl in the home survived.

The bad weather knocked over trees and power lines in many areas of the state, cutting power to 60,000 homes and businesses. Winds exceeded 60 mph in some locations, and forecasters issued numerous tornado warnings from Little Rock eastward.

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Local & Regional News
1:44 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

FBI Investigating Former Arkansas Judge For Campaign Donations

Former Judge Mike Maggio

The FBI says it's looking into campaign donations made to a former circuit judge for his failed Arkansas Court of Appeals campaign.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the federal agency confirmed it's investigating contributions that came from political action committees traced back to a nursing home owner who had a case pending in Michael Maggio's court.

An FBI spokeswoman says she can't comment because it's an ongoing investigation.

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Second Friday Cinema
9:55 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Old State House to Screen "Legend of Boggy Creek"

Movie poster for "The Legend of Boggy Creek"

KUAR and the Old State House will present  a screening of The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972) on Friday, Oct. 10,  at the Old State House Museum, as part of the Second Friday Cinema series.

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Local & Regional News
4:53 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Fall in Sales Tax Collections Lead To Below Forecast Revenue Report

Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration building in Little Rock.

The first quarter of the state’s fiscal year has come to a close and finance officials reported Thursday that revenue is slightly below forecast. John Shellnut, with the Department of Finance and Administration, said individual income taxes, corporate income taxes, and sales tax collections all fell below forecast for September.

He expects the sales tax shortfall, the most significant problem, to improve.

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Local & Regional News
4:39 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Pulaski Clerk Won't Reinstate Leslie Rutledge's Voter Registration

An election official says he won't reverse his decision to cancel Republican attorney general hopeful Leslie Rutledge's voter registration in Arkansas over her also being on out-of-state voter rolls.

An attorney for Pulaski County told Rutledge in a letter Thursday that Clerk Larry Crane declined her request to have her voter registration reinstated, and told her that she still has time to re-register for the Nov. 4 election.

Monday is the deadline to register, but attorney Amanda Mitchell told Rutledge she should do so by the end of Friday.

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Local & Regional News
4:28 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Ex-Arkansas Agency Official Pleads Guilty In Bribery Scheme

A former deputy director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services has pleaded guilty to providing official assistance in exchange for bribes from the owner of two mental health companies.

Federal officials announced Thursday that 49-year-old Steven B. Jones had pleaded guilty to conspiracy and bribery charges. Jones, of Marion, will be sentenced April 2, 2015.

Local & Regional News
4:20 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Arkansas AG Hopeful Leslie Rutledge Seeks Return To Voter Rolls

Leslie Rutledge
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

Republican attorney general hopeful Leslie Rutledge is asking election officials to reinstate her Arkansas voter registration after she was removed from the rolls for also being registered out of state.

Rutledge on Thursday asked Pulaski County Clerk Larry Crane to reverse his decision this week to cancel her voter registration, saying she followed his staff's instructions when she returned to Arkansas from Virginia. 

Rutledge filled out a change of address form rather than a new voter registration, which Crane said didn't indicate she was registered in other states.

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