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Pulaski County Judge Rules Criminal Eviction Unconstitutional

Pulaski County Judge Rules Criminal Eviction Unconstitutional

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Judge Herbert Wright, 4th Division Circuit Court Judge in Pulaski County, ruled Wednesday that the failure to vacate statute is unconstitutional. 

Arkansas has received national attention for this previous statute from Human Rights Watch with their report “Pay the Rent or Face Arrest: Abusive Impacts of Arkansas's Criminal Evictions Law." Also unique to Arkansas, landlords are not responsible for keeping a safe and livable resident for tenants.

Now, Arkansas tenants can no longer become convicted criminals for failing to pay their rent on time. 

"Arkansas has been on the wrong side of history when it comes to treating citizens of the state equally," said Stacy Fletcher, a staff attorney with the Center for Arkansas Legal Services. "The failure to vacate statute was solely designed to intimidate renters into giving up their rights to a trial." 

 

This Week in Argenta

This Week in Argenta

October 29: Live Entertainment!
Joint Venture Improv Comedy Group at The Joint

October 29: Ristorante Capeo weekly dinners inlcude Chicken Cacciatore plus the Chicken and Mushroom Risotto of the Week.

October 30: Live Entertainment!
Singer/Songwriter Heather Smith Patio Show at Crush Wine Bar
Pow Wow Launch Party at The Joint

Arkansas Realtors gathers list of vacant rental properties for storm victims

Arkansas Realtors gathers list of vacant rental properties for storm victims

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Arkansas Realtors has gathered a list of vacant rental properties for storm victims.

The list has homes from all over the central Arkansas area. This list is intended serve as a resource for the displaced storm victims to search for a new home while they rebuild their lives. This website will be constantly updated as more lists of rental properties available are received.

Get list here: www.arkansasrealtors.com/rentalinfo

Arkansas Realtors is also asking any Arkansans that own vacant rental properties in the affected and surrounding areas to send their property information to rentalinfo@arkansasrealtors.com so they can continue to post available properties for storm victims.

Arkansas Realtors gathers list of vacant rental properties for storm victims

Arkansas Realtors gathers list of vacant rental properties for storm victims

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Arkansas Realtors has gathered a list of vacant rental properties for storm victims.

The list has homes from all over the central Arkansas area. This list is intended serve as a resource for the displaced storm victims to search for a new home while they rebuild their lives. This website will be constantly updated as more lists of rental properties available are received.

Get list here: www.arkansasrealtors.com/rentalinfo

Arkansas Realtors is also asking any Arkansans that own vacant rental properties in the affected and surrounding areas to send their property information to rentalinfo@arkansasrealtors.com so they can continue to post available properties for storm victims.

7th Annual Little Rock Film Festival Showing Both Sides of River

7th Annual Little Rock Film Festival Showing Both Sides of River

Don't miss the 7th Annual Little Rock Film Festival May 15 - May 19! See award winning films and filmmakers from around the globe right here in walkable Little Rock/North Little Rock. For more information on the film festival or to purchase passes, visit LittleRockFilmFestival.org

This Week in Argenta

This Week in Argenta

Now - March 16: "For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights" at Laman Library, Main Branch. Through a compelling mix of photographs, television clips, and other historic artifacts, For All the World to See traces how images disseminated in popular magazines like LIFE, JET, and EBONY, and real-time events brought into homes via television coverage helped transform public opinion about racism and racial justice in America.

Local Artists Fill Holiday Art Market at Starving Artist Cafe

Local Artists Fill Holiday Art Market at Starving Artist Cafe

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Annual Starving Artist Cafe Holiday Market continues this Saturday,  December 15 and again December 22.

Artists will be set up inside the restaurant to sell their original artwork (paintings, jewelry, crafts, photography, pottery, etc.) for our customers to shop as they enjoy a fantastic lunch. No fee, no commission, and the artist will get lunch on us. Market hours are Noon-2pm. Limited to six artists a day. You can do one day, several days, or all. Contact Paula: starvingartistcafe@gmail.com  

Also, we'll be selling original Christmas ornaments again this year on our display tree. We sell a lot of these each year, so hang yours! The tree will go up on November 24 and stay up in the cafe' through Christmas. Contact Paula: starvingartistcafe@gmail.com