KUAR FM89 and KLRE Classical 90.5 invite you to join the stations of UALR Public Radio for the 10th annual Arkansas Literary Festival, Arkansas's premier gathering of readers and writers. The festival features more than 80 authors from Arkansas and around the world.
The Arkansas Literary Festival has expanded to more than 80 authors in locations on both sides of the river from Thursday, April 18 to Sunday, April 21.
Arkansas highway officials say a lane closure is planned on Interstate 30 in the Little Rock metro area. Maintenance work on a median wall will require closure of the westbound inside lane just south of the I-30/I-630 interchange in Little Rock to just south of the I-30/I-40 interchange in North Little Rock. The lane is to be closed between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. The timing of the work could change if there is bad weather.
Arkansas House leaders say they'll hold a special meeting to discuss a Senate-approved proposal to use federal money to purchase health insurance for low-income residents.
Carter told reporters Saturday that House lawmakers would hold a special meeting on Monday to discuss the "private option" proposal that GOP lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe have negotiated as a compromise over the Medicaid expansion called for under the federal health care law.
On Friday, the Senate approved the measure, which would expand insurance for about 250,000 low-income residents.
On Sunday, officials with ExxonMobil and local leaders allowed the press to get its first look at an area where an oil pipeline ruptured a week and a half ago, spilling an estimated 5,000 barrels of tar sands.
The tour occurred as workers in yellow hazmat suits continued working to clean up the upscale neighborhood in Mayflower.
The recent addition of a county-wide animal shelter in Washington County is freeing up space at other shelters in the region. More space means a lower euthanasia rate at Fayetteville Animal Services. So far the facility has had to euthanize 3.9 percent of its animals, compared to 23 percent last year.
A large group of community members gathered at the Faulkner County Library to air grievances and discuss what the future might entail for residents in Mayflower. KUAR's Jacob Kauffman was there and has this report.
UCA Professor Allisson Wallace, unaffiliated with any group, reserved access to the library for the organizational meeting.
Glen Hooks, of the Sierra Club, spoke at the beginning of the meeting and asked if representatives from Exxon were present to listen to the community,