News

Pages

Local & Regional News
8:23 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Arkansas' 4 House Members Back Plan On Rebel Aid

All four members of Arkansas' U.S. House delegation have voted in support of President Barack Obama's request to train and arm rebels battling Islamic State militants in Syria.
 
The House passed the measure on a 273-156 vote on Wednesday, and the Senate is expected to take up the request Thursday.
 
 Arkansas congressmen Tom Cotton, Rick Crawford, Tim Griffin and Steve Womack were among 159 Republicans who voted in favor of the president's plan. The measure also had the backing of 114 Democrats in the House.
 

Local & Regional News
5:50 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Hutchinson Talks About Disability Rights & Crosses On ASU Football Helmets

Gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson (R) speaks to an audience member after the Political Animals Club.
Credit Jacob Kauffman / KUAR

One day after 21 disability-rights advocates were arrested outside of Asa Hutchinson’s locked Little Rock office the GOP’s gubernatorial hopeful is still uncertain on the push for more home-based disability care.

Speaking Wednesday at the Governor’s Mansion after a meeting of the Political Animals Club Hutchinson said he supports providing choices but did not say if he supports the Community First Choice Option that allows Medicaid funds to be spent on home-based care rather than institutionalized care.

Read more
Local & Regional News
5:27 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

City Leader Says Maumelle Is Ready For Its Own School District

After Jacksonville voters decided Tuesday to separate from the Pulaski County School district to create their own, a candidate in Maumelle wants to do the same. Mayoral candidate Preston Lewis says about 58 percent of the city’s children attend public schools and says that number would be higher if Maumelle had its own school board.

Read more
Local & Regional News
11:42 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Aircraft Interior Firm To Locate Facility In Arkansas, Create 75 Jobs

A French aircraft cabin interior manufacturer says it's spending $2.5 million to locate a new facility in Arkansas that will initially employ 75 people.

Beaudet Aviation announced Wednesday that the new facility located adjacent to the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport will supply Dassault Falcon Jet with completion work for its Falcon models. Beaudet Aviation is a subsidiary of JCB Aero.

Dassault Falcon broke ground earlier this month on a $60 million expansion of its private jet finishing plant.

Read more
Local & Regional News
9:53 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Voters Approve Jacksonville Creating Its Own School District

Jacksonville and north Pulaski County voters have overwhelmingly approved the creation of a new school district.

Pulaski County officials say initial results of the vote Tuesday show that nearly 96 percent of voters supported separating from the Pulaski County Special School District. About 10 schools will secede from the existing district to create the Jacksonville/North Pulaski County school district with roughly 4,000 students.

About 21 percent of eligible voters within the boundaries of the proposed district voted.

Read more
Local & Regional News
9:53 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Backers Ask Arkansas Supreme Court To Dismiss Alcohol-Sales Lawsuit

Credit Project Manhattan / Wikimedia Commons

Backers of a measure that would legalize alcohol sales in all 75 Arkansas counties are asking the state's highest court to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to remove the proposal from the November ballot.

Representatives from Let Arkansas Decide filed court papers Tuesday seeking the dismissal of the suit filed earlier this month by Citizens for Local Rights. The opponents say petitions were due on the July Fourth holiday, which fell on a Friday.

Secretary of State Mark Martin's office accepted the petitions the next business day, or Monday, July 7.

Read more
Local & Regional News
5:58 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

23 Arrested In Little Rock-Based Drug Trafficking Investigation

Federal and state officials have announced the arrest of 23 people and the search for two more charged in connection with what officials say was a drug distribution ring based in Little Rock.

U.S. Attorney Chris Thyer; FBI Special Agent in Charge in Little Rock David Resch; and Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner announced the charges and arrests Tuesday.

Authorities say 20 arrests were in Little Rock; one in the Mesquite/Dallas, Texas, area; one in Atlanta; and one in Tennessee. The two other suspects are being sought in Little Rock.

Read more
Local & Regional News
5:55 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Cotton and Pryor Trade Exchanges Over Wealthy Donors and Debating

Arkansas’s congressional delegation is back in Washington this month and the debate over debating foreign policy continues. Senator Mark Pryor on Tuesday also continued one of his consistent critiques of Republican challenger Tom Cotton’ for his association with wealthy politically-minded individuals who fund an important part of conservative campaigns.

Pryor criticized Cotton for a trip he took Monday away from Washington D.C. to Texas for fundraising. 

Read more
Local & Regional News
3:00 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel Released From Hospital

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel in May 2013.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has been released from a Little Rock hospital after he was admitted a day earlier for an adverse reaction to a new medication.

McDaniel was released from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on Tuesday. A day earlier, the attorney general was admitted as a precaution because the new medication had caused his blood pressure to spike.

Read more
Marketplace
2:01 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report Moves To New Time With Additional Broadcast On KUAR

Credit American Public Media

Starting on Monday, September 22, American Public Media's Marketplace Morning Report will be featured daily as part of Morning Edition, broadening the reach of this robust business segment.

The seven-minute business news segment is hosted by veteran journalist David Brancaccio.

Read more

Pages