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Pryor seeks to boost tourism in Arkansas

Pryor seeks to boost tourism in Arkansas

From the office of Senator Mark Pryor:

To create jobs in Arkansas and across the country and strengthen the American tourism industry, U.S. Senator Mark Pryor this week joined with Senator Mark Begich (D-AL), Chuck Shumer (D-NY), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) to introduce the Travel Regional Investment Partnership (TRIP) Act.  The TRIP Act will promote domestic tourism by partnering public and private dollars through a competitive matching grant program within the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Tourism supports over seven million domestic jobs and accounts for 2.8% of the United States’ gross domestic product.

Governor appoints 43 to state commissions

Governor appoints 43 to state commissions

GOVERNOR BEEBE ANNOUNCES 43 APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

 

 

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe today announced the following appointments to boards and commissions:

Kenneth Baim, Pine Bluff, reappointed to the Southeast Arkansas College Board of Trustees. Appointment expires July 1, 2018.

Mary Bassett, Fayetteville, reappointed to the Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission. Appointment expires June 30, 2017.

Roger Carter, Hot Springs, reappointed to the Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission. Appointment expires June 30, 2017.

Rick Collins, Little Rock, reappointed to the Arkansas HIV/AIDS Minority Taskforce.

Gay military ban ends

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- More than 17 years after a ban on openly gay U.S. service members was implemented, "don't ask, don't tell" has been lifted.

The policy that allowed gays to serve only so long as they kept their sexual orientation private was first implemented by President Bill Clinton in 1993. Since then it's been the source of a cultural battle between conservatives and liberals. 

Catherine Crisp with the Center for Artistic Revolution (CAR) says this is an historic moment for the entire nation.

"This is a policy that never should have happened," says Crisp.

Crisp's partner of 17 years served in the Army and they both experienced first-hand the effects of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

Polling locations for Pulaski Co. school election

Polling locations for Pulaski Co. school election

Election Day for the annual school election is Tuesday. Listed here are the ten polling locations with the school zone race the voters will vote on. The following temporary polling locations have been consolidated and will be in effect for the school election only:

 

Precinct 13E voters will vote at Indian Hills Church, 6801 John F. Kennedy Blvd, North Little Rock (Sylvan Hills United Methodist Church is the normal voting place for precinct 13E voters)

Precinct 40 voters will vote at Indian Hills Church, 6801 John F.

Questions for the elected leadership of North Little Rock

Questions for the elected leadership of North Little Rock

So here are just  few questions that would lead to an effective set of cuts that would prevent taxing. I would appreciate published answers.

 

1.  How many total dollars (including man power hours and city employee positions are assigned to the site) have been spent trying to bring the USS Hoga here?  Please include all costs including the cost of the lawsuit against the Florida firm that wanted the Hoga.  Please include all amounts in the "riverfront development" fund and any dollars spent on the Arkansas Queen in the accounting.

2.  How many dollars and man power hours have been spent on the  toy helicopter and training certified police officers to fly it and precisely what purpose has it served?

Mayor Hays follows Stodola's lead - but where is the leader for the people?

Mayor Hays follows Stodola's lead - but where is the leader for the people?

Friday, Mayor Hayes of North Little Rock called for a special meeting of city council.  Why the early morning meeting or where the money will go is an even bigger mystery.  It seems as if it is in an effort to avoid the population that would pay the taxes levied for.

According to my paycheck, I pay 16% taxes and then I went to Office Depot on McCain Blvd in North Little Rock and paid 8% taxes for various office supplies.  That’s a total of 24% taxes. Another half percent?

While submarines, trolleys and tugboats are great for a sustainable population, the homeless and jobless folks that I meet late night in Argenta as well as the schools, need to keep what money they have.

There are roughly 10,000 kids within five miles of city hall who live at the poverty line or below. What about them?

Mr.

HRC 'Road to Equality' Tour Comes to Arkansas

HRC 'Road to Equality' Tour Comes to Arkansas

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, will be holding a press conference on Saturday, September 17 in Little Rock at the Central Arkansas Library. Arkansas is the ninth stop on HRC’s “On the Road to Equality,” a nationwide bus tour to spread the message of equality.