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Gov. Beebe to celebrate ACH, shine light on literacy

Gov. Beebe to celebrate ACH, shine light on literacy

Governor Beebe's Schedule for March 1 - 8

 

Thursday, March 1

10:30 a.m.

Governor Beebe addresses the Batesville Chamber of Commerce Business Expo

Independence Hall, University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, 2005 White Drive, Batesville

 

Monday, March 5

10:00 a.m.

Governor Beebe participates in the Arkansas Children's Hospital's 100th Anniversary Celebration

Arkansas Children's Hospital, 800 Marshall Street, Little Rock

 

Tuesday, March 6

12:00 p.m.

Governor Beebe addresses the 2012 Governor's Conference on Tourism

Southland Park, 1550 North Ingram Boulevard, West Memphis

 

7:00 p.m.

Governor Beebe addresses the Hot Springs Fifty for the Future Banquet

County election commission welcomes new member

County election commission welcomes new member

Tuesday the Pulaski County Election Commission welcomed its newest member, Susan Inman, as a Pulaski County Election Commissioner.

She was elected by the Pulaski County Democratic Committee at their regular Monday, February 20 meeting to fill the vacancy created by Kent Walker’s resignation. Kent Walker served on the Pulaski County Election Commission from December 2005 through January 2012.

Inman brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the board. After nearly 20 years overseeing elections at the county and state levels, she currently holds a seat on the State Board of Election Commissioners and serves as Arkansas County Election Commission Association (ACECA) president.

19 appointed to governor's boards, commissions

19 appointed to governor's boards, commissions

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

Joseph Beck, M.D., Little Rock, reappointed to the Arkansas State Medical Board. Appointment expires December 31, 2016.

William Dudding, M.D., Fort Smith, reappointed to the Arkansas State Medical Board. Appointment expires December 31, 2017.

Glen Glover, El Dorado, to the State Rehabilitation Council. Appointment expires February 1, 2014. Replaces Travis Beebe.

Lex Golden, Little Rock, to the Public Health Advisory Board. Appointment expires November 1, 2017. Replaces Joe Dan Yee.

Dr. David Horton, Conway, to the State Rehabilitation Council. Appointment expires February 1, 2014. Replaces John Satterfield.

Scott Jones, Little Rock, to the Technology Equipment Revolving Loan Fund Committee. Appointment expires June 30, 2013. Replaces Betsy Barnes.

City launches online applications for boards and commissions

City launches online applications for boards and commissions

Applying for a City of Little Rock board or commission just got easier. Now, applicants can fill out and submit their forms on-line. This is part of a continued effort by City leaders to create user friendly processes for citizens.

“Boards and Commissions serve an important role in Little Rock,” said City Manager Bruce Moore. “They are often viewed as part of the front line of City government. We are hopeful that this new on-line application process will encourage even more participation by our residents. Currently, there are 32 boards and commissions.  It’s the goal of Little Rock’s leaders to make diligent efforts to appoint citizens who reflect the diversity of our City. On-line applications are one more way to reach out to residents and hopefully generate interest in serving on these important public bodies.” said Moore.

At this time, there are 66 open positions on 17 different boards and commissions

Rally for 'reproductive justice'

Rally for 'reproductive justice'

The following release was emailed to Today's THV:

On January 21, 2012, advocates and supporters from around Arkansas will come together for the state’s second Rally for Reproductive Justice.

According to the Sister Song Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, "The reproductive justice framework – the right to have children, not have children, and to parent the children we have in safe and healthy environments -- is based on the human right to make personal decisions about one’s life, and the obligation of government and society to ensure that the conditions are suitable for implementing one’s decisions."

Occupy LR hoping to expand

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- It's been 3 months since occupiers took over the post office parking lot at the intersection of Capitol and Ferry streets in downtown Little Rock. They say they are out there to draw more people to their movement. They are hosting a statewide convention this weekend.

About 20 people live at the occupy site in downtown Little Rock according to Adam Lansky. Lansky is an occupier and preparing for what he hopes is a successful weekend. "What we hope to accomplish is an increased awareness of the financial situation of this country."

They are hosting five different guest speakers to talk about issues the occupiers' support, like becoming more environmentally friendly. The convention is also hosting rock concerts deemed "Rockupy."

Griffin backs idea of merging federal agencies

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Republican Congressman Tim Griffin of Arkansas says he generally supports the idea of merging federal agencies to trim the size of government, but says he wants more details on a White House proposal to give the president authority to make those changes.

Griffin said Friday that he thinks similar mergers should happen throughout federal government. President Barack Obama announced he wanted to merge six major trade and commerce agencies with overlapping programs. The Commerce Department would be among those that would cease to exist.

Griffin and U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor spoke separately to members of the Arkansas Municipal League at the group's winter conference. Both focused primarily on proposals that they say will help spur job creation.

Democratic Congressman Mike Ross was expected to address the group later Friday.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)