A massive renovation of Little Rock's venerable Robinson Center won the overwhelming approval of Little Rock voters Tuesday with more than 72 percent favoring the use of part of the city's hospitality tax to fund the $73.5 million project.
Turnout was light with only 6,988 of the approximately 114,000 eligible voters showing up at the polls. Supporters of the plan blamed sparse turnout on the harsh winter weather over the last week, but they were happy with the results.
KUAR will air Mandela: An Audio History on Wednesday, December 11, at 9 p.m.
The hour-long special radio program tells the story of the struggle against apartheid through rare sound recordings of Nelson Mandela himself, as well as those who fought with and against him.
Recognized as one of the most comprehensive oral histories of apartheid ever broadcast, the program weaves together first-person interviews with an unprecedented collection of rare archival recordings.
The American Red Cross in Arkansas is encouraging people to donate blood throughout the holiday season.
More than 30 blood drives across the state were cancelled due to the recent ice storm, leaving the organization short by about 1,000 donors. Marci Manley, spokeswoman for the Red Cross, says historically the winter months are a tough time for collecting enough blood donations.
The ice may be melting after the storm, but significant road damage it still being repaired. The City of Little Rock’s Public Works Department is working to fix potholes and ice issues around town.
Operations Manager Eric Petty says the lingering cold temperatures have made cleanup efforts difficult. He said Tuesday that the city is still cleaning up residential areas and potholes throughout the city.