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1:32 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

AG Holder In Arkansas Says Ferguson Highlights Need For Collaboration

Attorney General Eric Holder speaking Wednesday at the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

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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2:55 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Former President Clinton And Outgoing AG To Address Group In Little Rock

Former President Bill Clinton speaking at the Clinton Presidential Center in May 2013.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

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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6:25 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Clinton Speaks at Southern Governors' Association Gathering

Former President Bill Clinton at the Southern Governors' Association's annual meeting in Little Rock.
Credit Sarah Whites-Koditschek

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.

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11:33 am
Tue July 15, 2014

More Clinton White House Records To Be Released Through LR Library

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.

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2:22 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Presidential Papers: Clinton Chafed At GOP Push To Abolish Commerce

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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12:16 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

More Presidential Papers From Bill Clinton's Time In Office Being Released

Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock.
Credit Wikipedia

The National Archives and the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock are releasing 2,000 pages of documents from former President Bill Clinton's administration on Friday. 

They're also unsealing records related to Vice President Al Gore's 2000 campaign, the Clinton White House's handling of gays serving in the military and the Supreme Court nominations of Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer.

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9:15 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Public Comment Sought On Clinton Birthplace Site

The National Park Service is accepting public comment on possible changes or improvements to the Clinton Birthplace National Historic Site in Hope.

The public comment period opened last week and runs through June 30. The park service hopes to identify projects that can document the historic character of the neighborhood as experienced by former president Bill Clinton.

Clinton was born in Hope in 1946 and lived in the home with his mother and grandparents for four years.

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3:24 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Former President Clinton Defends Federal Health Care Law

Former President Bill Clinton speaks Wednesday at his presidential library in Little Rock.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR

The White House is enlisting former President Bill Clinton to help build support for the federal health care law as a key phase of the reform nears.

He made a detailed argument in Little Rock for why it needs to be implemented.

Speaking to an invitation-only crowd at the Clinton Presidential Center, the former president said opponents of the Afford Care Act have been effective at building opposition to the law.

"I’m still amazed at how much misunderstanding there is about the current system of health care," he said.

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4:03 pm
Fri September 30, 2011

Hundreds Turn Out For Dedication Of Clinton Presidential Park Bridge

Former President Bill Clinton speaks at the dedication of the Clinton Presidential Park Bridge.
Credit Michael Hibblen

Former President Bill Clinton led a dedication ceremony Friday in Little Rock for a new $10.5 million pedestrian and cycling pathway over the Arkansas River, which was built inside an old railroad bridge.

He was joined by his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, daughter Chelsea, and the mayors of Little Rock and North Little Rock.

"This bridge is important because first, it keeps the promise we made," Clinton told the crowd.

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7:25 pm
Mon July 19, 2010

Opera Will Tell The Story Of Former President Clinton's Childhood

Bonnie Montgomery discusses her opera on the childhood of Bill Clinton at KUAR.
Credit Michael Hibblen

An Arkansas singer is hoping to show how the childhood of Bill Clinton helped shape the future president. She is putting together an opera that is a day in the life of the then 14-year-old Clinton growing up in Hot Springs.

The production is to be called Billy Blythe, which is the name Clinton went by until he adopted his step-father's last name in high school.  It's the brainchild of 30-year-old Bonnie Montgomery.

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