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Arkansas volunteers welcome nearly 100 Afghan refugees

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — It was the end of August when American troops pulled out of Afghanistan to try and end the war. That led to a rapid response to get thousands of Afghan civilians out of the country as the Taliban began taking over. Gov. Asa Hutchinson agreed to...
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Melissa Bridges to Leave Role With Little Rock, Ark.

Melissa Bridges has announced her forthcoming departure from her role as the first performance and innovation coordinator for Little Rock, Ark. Bridges stated on Twitter yesterday that she will be joining Socrata, a software company focused on data management. Bridges' last day with the city is being finalized, but it...
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There is a rise in bad behavior among students, Arkansas district says

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Almost two months into the school year and some districts are noticing an alarming trend— more fights among students. The North Little Rock School District Superintendent, Dr. Gregory J. Pilewski, said they're seeing an uptick in kids acting out more, but they're already working on a solution for this issue.

Arkansas' Capital City to Host Tusk V

Tusk V, the official live mascot of the Arkansas Razorbacks, is headed to Little Rock. As part of the festivities leading up to this weekend’s historic gridiron showdown between Arkansas and UA Pine Bluff, Tusk V will be making an appearance in downtown Little Rock from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at St. Vincent’s Plaza at the corner of River Market and President Clinton Avenue.

Blackshire settlement awards detailed in court filing

A court filing in Pulaski County Circuit Court details the settlement awards in the Bradley Blackshire case. The settlement, a source of controversy at last night’s Little Rock Board of Directors meeting, needed circuit court approval because some of the money was going to minors. Circuit Court Judge Casey Tucker approved it yesterday. That now paves the way for the settlement agreement to be signed and forwarded to federal court, and a motion from the attorneys representing the Blackshire estate to dismiss the case with prejudice. All that is fairly pro forma, and none of the members of the board of directors objected to moving forward with the settlement last night. But this has been an unusual case, so I’d say it’s not a done deal until the federal court says so.
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Agency announces construction project at veterans hospital

The John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital in Little Rock is getting a major facelift as construction is set to begin on a new main entrance that will modernize the building, provide easier drop-off of patients, and add important security measures. The $8.7 million project is slated to take about...

Arkansas governor delays plans for session on tax cuts

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is backing off plans to call the Legislature back to the Capitol next week to take up income tax cuts. The Republican governor on Tuesday delayed the special session he had expected to call for the income tax cut proposal. Hutchinson...

Arkansas Group Petitioning to Overturn Congressional Redistricting Map

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A voting-rights coalition is pushing to overturn Arkansas' new congressional maps approved by the state Legislature this month, due to concerns about partisan gerrymandering. Two bills, Senate Bill 743 and House Bill 1982, as amended, created the four new congressional district maps based on 2020 U.S....

Is Sarah Sanders even eligible to run for Arkansas governor?

The Arkansas Constitution sets forth three requirements for anyone who wants to run for governor: Be a U.S. citizen, at least 30 years old and a resident of Arkansas for at least seven years. But that last requirement isn’t as straightforward as it might seem, Central Arkansas attorneys Samual McLelland and James Baxter suggest in a provocative new article for the University of Arkansas School of Law’s “Arkansas Law Notes.”