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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.

Dean of Clinton School to speak at Arkansas Tech University

Dean of Clinton School to speak at Arkansas Tech University

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (November 21, 2011)--James “Skip” Rutherford, William J. Clinton Professor and dean of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, will speak at Arkansas Tech University on Tuesday, Nov. 29.

Rutherford will present a lecture entitled “Stories of Arkansas Politics” at 7 p.m. in Rothwell Hall room 321. His address will be the keynote for the 2011-12 Arkansas Tech Department of History and Political Science Guest Lecture Series on Politics, Liberty and Political Economy.

The lecture will be free and open to the public.

Rutherford served as chairman of the board for the William J. Clinton Foundation from 1997-2006, and he remains a Clinton Foundation board member.

 A former administrative assistant to U.S. Senator David Pryor, Rutherford supervised the planning for the William J.

Unofficial special election results

Unofficial special election results

NOVEMBER 8, 2011


                          FOR                AGAINST       OVER/UNDER          TOTAL

Early Voting       369                         55                       0                         424

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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.

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.

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.