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4:20 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Mayors Honor Those Who Have Served Their Communities

Beau Cooper and Sherice Loftin are with GardenCorps.
Credit Kezia Nanda/KUAR News

People who volunteer to help their communities in central Arkansas were honored on the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service.

The ceremony took place in front of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.

North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith saluted Beau Cooper and Sherice Loftin from his city.

Cooper is a volunteer with GardenCorps, which cares for 19 gardens in the city.

He said he is happy to be giving back to his community by weeding and planning the gardens in North Little Rock.

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Local & Regional News
11:46 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Helps Families Pay Heating Bills

Reviewing applications
Credit Central Arkansas Development Council

The Central Arkansas Development Council is helping families pay their heating bills during this cold winter. 

The organization reaches out to low income households each year and assists with utility payments on a first come, first serve basis. 

Valerie Ramsey, program manager, says the aid is based on household size and regular income, but also offers a crisis mode.

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Local & Regional News
1:02 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center Hosts Annual MLK Challenge

75 kids from around Central Arkansas are volunteering their time in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center hosts an annual “MLK Challenge”, teaching kids about the legacy of Dr. King’s service, as well as the work of many others.

The children, ages 12 to 18, volunteer with eight different sites around Little Rock, including the Dream Center and the Rice Depot.

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Local & Regional News
2:54 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Delay In Pay For Arkansas National Guard Members

Members of the Arkansas National Guard aren’t getting paid due to multiple delays delegated by Congress. KUAR's Maggie Carroll spoke with Lieutenant Colonel Keith Moore of the National Guard.

They discussed how the delays are affecting the 10,000 Arkansan members of the National Guard and their families, as well as budgeting issues they are now facing. Click the audio clip above to hear their conversation. 

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Local & Regional News
5:51 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Little Rock Home For Recovering Addicts Sparks Neighborhood Controversy

Chris Hickey / KUAR News

A historic structure near downtown Little Rock has been the site of a recent neighborhood controversy as nearby residents object to its use as a new home for recovering substance abusers. KUAR’s Chris Hickey has a look the home’s mission, what those neighbors are saying, and how local officials are dealing with it all.


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Local & Regional News
7:58 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Homeless During The Holidays Part 3: Family Promise

This week, KUAR is airing a series featuring non-profit organizations making a different in Arkansas. Part 3 takes a look at the Family Promise of Pulaski County, and one of the most recent families to leave homelessness and settle into their own home. For more information about the organization visit the Family Promise website

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Local & Regional News
6:00 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Homeless During The Holidays Part 2: Canvas Community

Dinner and a Movie

This week, KUAR is airing a series featuring non-profit organizations making a different in Arkansas. Part 2 takes a look at Canvas Community Church and their weekly event, “Dinner and a Movie”. For more information visit Canvas's Website

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Local & Regional News
6:09 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Homeless During The Holidays Part 1: SOAR Network Incorporated

SOAR Network Incorporated

This week, KUAR is sitting down with various non-profits around central Arkansas that work with the homeless. Part 1 focuses on SOAR Network Incorporated, a group coordinating agencies, churches, businesses, and individuals. For more information visit SOAR's website

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Local & Regional News
3:31 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Church Leaders Give Christmas Help To Gun Victims, Preach Stronger Laws

A group called “Arkansan Pastors for Gun Sense” is partnering with law enforcement agencies around the state to reach out to families of victims of gun violence by delivering toys and Christmas hams  Saturday. In addition to supporting victims, the group has been pushing for legislation to strengthen background checks and other gun trafficking laws.

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Local & Regional News
9:20 am
Sat December 7, 2013

Christmas In The Quarter

Credit Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church

UPDATE: This event has been canceled due to the effects of inclement winter weather.

The Quapaw United Methodist Church is hosting its 10th annual Christmas in the Quarter Fundraising Event Sunday from 2:00 to 5 :00 in the afternoon. 

Each year those attending can tour historic homes through downtown Little Rock, by walking or taking the trolley. Associate Pastor Anne Thompson says refreshments are provided and the money raised supports church programs.

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