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Say It Loud! book fair tour to kick off in November


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Say It Loud!) -- The National Black Children's Book Fair Tour will kick off in Little Rock, Ark. on Thursday, Nov. 6 and last until Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. The tour was conceived by a group of renowned authors and publishers who are concerned about the current literacy issues facing Black children throughout the United States. Little Rock native Patrick M. Oliver was asked to serve as executive director of the tour who subsequently pushed for the national tour to kick off in Little Rock. Lack of access to culturally relevant reading material is one of the primary items identified by the group.

Dr. Terrence Roberts (Little Rock Nine Member) and some of the top children's authors and education specialist will be featured in a series of activities that will be free and open to the public. See the attached itinerary with all of the confirmed activities and authors.

Arkansas Elections Results 2014

Arkansas Elections Results 2014

For all elections results, go to our real-time elections page: http://www.thv11.com/elections/

Arkansas Elections Results 2014

Arkansas Elections Results 2014

For all elections results, go to our real-time elections page: http://www.thv11.com/elections/

Arkansas to drop lawsuit against board ex-director


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says the former executive director of the Arkansas Fire Protection Licensing Board has repaid the state more than $15,000 for unauthorized purchases made on a state charge card.

McDaniel filed a civil suit against Catherine Gray in September. The lawsuit accused Gray of using a state purchasing card on gift cards, personal utility bills, personal car repairs, prescription medication, alcohol, cigarettes, dog food and other items.

PCSSD Gifted and Talented Students Invited to Tour Scholars Program

PCSSD Gifted and Talented Students Invited to Tour Scholars Program

Gifted students from all PCSSD elementary and middle schools are invited to visit the Scholars Program, a unique, comprehensive program for gifted and talented students. These visits will allow students and parents to see the Scholars Programs in action. 

Campaign 2014: Social media's role in election results

Campaign 2014: Social media's role in election results


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Social media played a huge role in this election, even as the results began rolling in.

Both the state Democrat and Republican parties say social media is a vital tool in reaching out and connecting with voters, and they both continued to use it to thank supporters after the results came in.

From the most watched race for the U.S. Senate, the winner Tom Cotton tweeted, "We did it. Your support through this race has been truly incredible, and we couldn't have done it without you."

Whereas the incumbent candidate, Mark Pryor, lost his seat. He tweeted, "Humbled by the outpouring support throughout this hard-fought race. Thank you, Arkansas."

From the winner of the Governor's race, Republican nominee Asa Hutchinson, he tweeted, "Thank you Arkansas. We did it."

Arkansas Legislature to remain under GOP control

Arkansas Legislature to remain under GOP control


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Republicans have locked up control of the Arkansas Legislature for 2015.

The GOP on Tuesday won at least 62 seats in the 100-member House, while Democrats took at least 34. Results are pending on four races.

In the 35-member Senate, Republicans will hold a 24-11 margin after winning all four races decided Tuesday.

Republicans also won all seven constitutional offices.

In 2012, Republicans won control of the Legislature for the first time since Reconstruction, clinching 51 seats. Afterward, lawmakers passed one of the strictest abortion laws in the country and approved a voter ID law - but both laws were later found unconstitutional.

Legislators also passed a bipartisan plan to expand health coverage to more than 200,000 people by using Medicaid money to buy private health insurance for poorer Arkansans.