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9:34 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Stieglitz Collection To Be Displayed At Crystal Bridges

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville will get to display works of modernist American Art from the famed Alfred Stieglitz collection after years of court battles kept its purchase of the works on hold.

The museum owns a 50 percent stake in the collection with Fisk University in Tennessee. The state’s attorney general sued to keep the collection in the state.

Spokeswoman for Crystal Bridges, Diane Carroll, the museum will allow members of the public who would not otherwise have been able, to view the works.

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Election 2014
5:43 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Arkansas House Speaker Eyeing 2014 Governor's Race

Davy Carter
Credit Nathan Vandiver / KUAR

House Speaker Davy Carter says he's considering running for governor next year, but wants some time after the session to decide whether to join the race. 

The Republican from Cabot told reporters Tuesday he's thought about and discussed a run for governor, but said he wanted to spend time at home to think about the race.

Carter later said he didn't have a timeline for making a decision and declined to say with whom he's been discussing a run. Lawmakers on Tuesday wrapped up this year's legislative session. 

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Legislative Session
8:57 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Arkansas Legislature Wraps Up, Lawmakers Tout Bipartisanship

Legislators have a few weeks before they come back to officially wrap up the session, but Tuesday was likely the last day of business for Arkansas lawmakers as they approved the budget and Governor Mike Beebe signed into law a health insurance expansion that many lawmakers agree was the biggest issue of the session.

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Local & Regional News
5:34 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Little Rock Board Must Decide Whether To Overturn Mayor's Zoning Veto

The Little Rock Board of Directors is deciding whether or not to challenge Mayor Mark Stodola’s veto of its approval for the recent zoning proposal.

The zoning request would allow an RV and boat storage facility on residential property near Pinnacle Mountain. At-Large Director Joan Adcock, says the development would have benefited park visitors, by providing storage for their boats and RVs. 

Mayor Stodola felt overriding the decision was necessary to protect the natural beauty of the area. "Highway 300 out by Pinnacle Mountain is a very scenic area" said Stodola. 

Local & Regional News
5:16 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Tar Sands Oil in Lake Conway?

Samples collected over the weekend by Opflex.
Credit https://www.facebook.com/OPFLEX?sk=wall&filter=1

Since the oil spill in Mayflower, official studies have shown an absence of tar sands oil in Lake Conway, but an independent study shows otherwise.

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Special Programming
4:33 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Celebrating the Day of Shakespeare's Birth

William Shakespeare

We bring you special programming in celebration of Shakespeare’s birthday (April 23) with poetry, music, and hopefully information about Shakespeare and the significance of this day in literary history that you didn’t already know.

The program is hosted by J. Bradley Minnick of the UALR English Department with special guests Frank Thurmond of UALR and local author Sam Brown.  

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Election Reform
4:28 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Arkansas Governor Vetoes 3 Election Reform Bills

Sen. Bryan King (R-Green Forest) speaking to reporters after the veto of his voter ID bill was overridden by the legislature. King has sponsored several election reform related bills this session.
Credit Nathan Vandiver / KUAR

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has vetoed three bills aimed at overhauling the state's election commission, including one that would create a "voter integrity unit" to investigate fraud complaints.

Beebe on Tuesday vetoed the three bills by Republican Sen. Bryan King of Green Forest. He rejected the measures after lawmakers recessed this year's legislative session.

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Local & Regional News
11:19 am
Tue April 23, 2013

With Arkansas Legislature Recessed, A Look At Highlights Of Session

The Arkansas Legislature recessed this year's legislative session Tuesday, wrapping up 100 days at the Capitol with Republicans in control for the first time in 138 years. Key developments from the session:  

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Affordable Care Act
11:10 am
Tue April 23, 2013

'Private Option' Plan Now Law In Arkansas With Governor's Signature

Gov. Mike Beebe at a ceremony Tuesday to sign the 'private option' into law.
Credit Nathan Vandiver/ KUAR

Governor Mike Beebe on Tuesday signed into law a plan for federal Medicaid funds to be used to buy private health insurance for Arkansas adults who earn up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level.

The Governor signed the bills that make up the state’s Private option expansion plan into law at a ceremony in his conference room at the state capitol.

“This is a victory for all of Arkansas in my opinion, and no one person or one group of people deserve all the credit for this,” Beebe said.

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Local & Regional News
11:06 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Arkansas Legislature Wraps Up 100-day Session

The Arkansas Legislature has wrapped up its regular session after giving final approval to a bill detailing the state's $4.9 billion budget.  

The House approved the Revenue Stabilization Act on a 77-15 vote Tuesday. The Senate approved the measure on a 28-6 vote.  

Both chambers gaveled out after approving the bill with plans to reconvene the session May 17 for a formal adjournment.  

The Revenue Stabilization Act sets the state's spending priorities based on expected revenues.  

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