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Former President Bill Clinton covered a range of topics Thursday at the 149th annual meeting of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce from the localized economic boon of his Presidential Library to unrest caused by a slew of high profile police stops resulting in the deaths of unarmed black people. Clinton also touched on the much different frustrations of rural white Americans.

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Bill Clinton joined volunteers at a local food bank on Sunday to pack up and distribute boxes of sweet potatoes to those in need.

The community service event was part of the 10th anniversary of the opening of Clinton's presidential center in Arkansas, where he served more than a decade as governor.

Clinton spoke to teams of volunteers who placed about 80,000 pounds of sweet potatoes into boxes to be distributed by the Arkansas Foodbank around the state. The organization estimates that 1 in 5 Arkansans do not know where the next meal is coming from.

Former First Commercial Bank chairman and tax lawyer William H. Bowen, who served as former President Bill Clinton's chief of staff during Clinton's run for president, has died. He was 91.

Pulaski County Coroner Jerome Hobbs confirmed Bowen's death Thursday. The coroner's office determined the cause of death was choking.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports Bowen died Wednesday at the Fox Ridge assisted living home in Little Rock.

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A 10-day celebration to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the opening of the Clinton Presidential Center kicks off this weekend.  The library is working with several community partners to host over 35 events Sunday through November 18th. 

Gretchen Hall, president and CEO of the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau, says the celebration is to mark the impact the presidential library has had on the region.

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Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to headline the 149th annual meeting of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce next month.

Clinton is due to speak Dec. 4 at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock. Clinton's speech comes shortly after the 10th anniversary of the opening of his presidential library in Little Rock.

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Attorney General Eric Holder says the unrest after a police officer in Missouri fatally shot an unarmed black man in August shows law enforcement can't let tensions with the community go unresolved.

Holder told a group of mayors and police chiefs that the shooting of Michael Brown by white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson and the protests that followed show the need for expanded collaboration among law enforcement and the communities they serve.

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Former President Bill Clinton and outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder are scheduled to address a group of mayors and police chiefs gathering in Little Rock next week to discuss race and community policing.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors will host a forum Wednesday at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock. The former president is set to address the group along with Holder, who announced last week that he'll be stepping down from his post.

The meeting agenda includes a discussion about the August fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Former President Bill Clinton addressed the Southern Governors’ Association’s annual meeting afternoon in downtown Little Rock Friday.

He spoke on the importance of internet access and educational technology in rural and underserved urban areas to achieve a more egalitarian south.

“Nobody in this room who has been alive at a time of fuller possibility than the the present moment,” he said to the group of lawmakers and industry representatives.

The National Archives says it plans to release more documents from former President Bill Clinton's administration on Friday, part of a months-long disbursement of White House records.

About 20,000 pages of records from Clinton's two terms have been released since February. The papers are being closely monitored by media organizations and historians as former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton considers a second presidential campaign.

A new batch of records from former President Bill Clinton's administration shows the ex-president talking about congressional Republican plans to abolish a federal agency and White House concerns about Rwanda.

The records from 1996 show Clinton unloading on GOP lawmakers who wanted to kill the Commerce Department. Clinton suggested they wanted to get rid of the department because the late Commerce Secretary Ron Brown was did a better job than corporate executives who had served.

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