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Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas and Arkansas Broadcasters Association to host political candidates training seminar

 

Beebe to address viewer questions on AETN’s ‘Arkansans Ask’

Beebe to address viewer questions on AETN’s ‘Arkansans Ask’

 

Gov. Mike Beebe will discuss state issues and answer viewer questions in the next episode of “Arkansans Ask,” airing on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) tonight at 7 p.m.

Viewers may submit questions by: phone, 800-662-2386; fax, (501) 852-2280; e-mail, paffairs@aetn.org; or via on-air phone, (501) 852-8426.

Steve Barnes moderates. The program is underwritten by the Arkansas State Employees Association.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) is Arkansas’s statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming.

Voters asked to renew $575M in highway bonds

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Voters are being asked to vote on a proposal to renew a $575 million bond issue to pay for interstate improvements in Arkansas.

Pritt decides not to run after all

Pritt decides not to run after all

Drew Pritt, a Democrat who said he would run for U.S. Congress against Tim Griffin (R), for U.S. Congress in the Second District, has changed his mind.

"I have withdrawn from races before and it simply is a question of too many hurdles to overcome," Pritt said in a statement. "I have my health first and foremost to consider. The fact I do not have the financial means to self-fund what will be a highly competitive race is an obstacle. And the fact a few people use the internet to spread malicious gossip and slander my name just is an added obstacle. In the end, I have to do what is right for myself, for my party, and for the people of the Second Congressional District and that is to withdraw my candidacy for U.S. Congress at this time."

Governor appoints 20 to boards, commissions

Governor appoints 20 to boards, commissions

 

 LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe today announced the following judicial appointment:

Searcy W. Harrell, Jr., Camden, as Circuit Judge for the Fourth Division of the 13th Judicial District. Appointment expires December 31, 2012. Replaces Judge Susan Hickey.

Governor Mike Beebe also announced the following appointments to boards and commissions:

Antonio Abad, Maumelle, to the Arkansas Board of Health Education. Appointment expires July 31, 2014. Replaces Neldia Preston.

Richard Anderson, Little Rock, reappointed to the Arkansas Athletic Commission. Appointment expires July 15, 2013.

Solomon Bradford, Little Rock, reappointed to the Capitol Zoning District Commission. Appointment expires August 13, 2014.

Derek Donahou, Combs, to the Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee, Judicial District 4. Appointment expires January 14, 2013. Replaces Steve Treat.

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Pritt to challenge Griffin for Congress

Pritt to challenge Griffin for Congress

Drew Pritt, an openly gay Democratic activist who ran for Lt. Governor in 2006 as the first openly gay candidate for statewide office in Arkansas, has announced he will challenge Tim Griffin for U.S. Congress in Arkansas' 2nd Congressional District.
 
"I believe this is going to be an unorthodox year in American politics," said Pritt. "I believe Americans need someone in U.S. Congress who understands the struggles of being unemployed, owning a small business or who understand what it means to be denied basic civil rights because of who you love or choose to share your life with. I believe most of all its time to stop being politically safe and lets truly be a democracy where we stand by our pledge when it says liberty and justice for all. All means all, not just some. That means civil liberties and economic liberty for ALL Americans, not just some. I am running for U.S.

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.