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Dean Kumpuris shares concerns about city's future in letter to board and mayor

In a six-page letter sent by Dean Kumpuris to the board of directors, the longtime at-large director shared concern about the process for policy making on the board, the future of funding for the city's parks, the board's role in the city's school system, sources of economic development and the impact of Prevention, Intervention and Treatment programs on Little Rock's youth.

Boa constrictor on the loose in Van Buren County

A Van Buren man has asked for assistance locating his pet Colombian red-tailed boa constrictor after it escaped from his home in Shirley, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission reports, via a press release.

Arkansas Racing Commission delays decision on Gulfside Casino appeal

At a meeting on Wednesday morning, the Arkansas Racing Commission delayed a decision on the appeal of Gulfside Casino Partnership, whose application to build a casino in Pope County was rejected by the Commission in June, along with those of 4 other applicants, because none of the applicants had letters of support from current government officials.

Democrats Bell and Smith announce state candidacies

Two Arkansas Democrats have announced candidacies for a pair of key state districts in the D’s uphill quest to retake the state House or Senate.
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Two dead, including sheriff's deputy, after shooting in Stone County

A Stone County sheriff's deputy and one other person died after a shooting took place this morning near the Van Buren County line, state police said.

Wesley Pruden, longtime Washington Times editor with Arkansas roots, dies

[caption id="attachment_443841" align="aligncenter" width="720"] KUMPURIS, CONCERNED: At-large director Dean Kumpuris writes in a letter to the board of directors and...

Hutchinson among most popular governors; Cotton and Boozman maintain solid approval numbers

Morning Consult yesterday released its second quarter approval numbers for all 50 governors and 100 U.S. senators, based upon daily surveys of more than 5,000 registered voters.

President George Wallace

The crowd at a North Carolina Trump rally chanted "send her back" when the president talked about Rep. Ilhan Omar.
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$4.6 million awarded to UA Fayetteville for cybersecurity training

The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville has accepted a five-year, $4.63 million award from the National Science Foundation for training students in cybersecurity for the university's existing program.

Arkansas drug director announces Department of Justice grant to track opioid abuse

In a press conference Wednesday morning, Kirk Lane, Arkansas Drug Director, and the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, along with other state agencies, announced a plan to create a data system that will act as an "overdose map" for the state, tracking fatal and non-fatal opioid overdoses and other drug crime data. The database is funded by a $999,979 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, received by the Drug Director's office and the AFMC in September 2018 and distributed over a three year period.

Mahony releases new "Terrible Tom Cotton" campaign video

Josh Mahony, the Fayetteville man running to unseat U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, has released a video reminding voters how terrible Cotton is. There's lots of fodder.

Board of directors to vote on citizens review board ordinance next week, despite calls for delay

In Tuesday afternoon's board of directors agenda meeting, Mayor Frank Scott Jr. and Little Rock Police Chief Keith Humphrey received criticism from city leaders about their proposed ordinance to create a citizens review board for the Little Rock Police Department. The ordinance will be up for a vote at next week's meeting, despite insistence from at-large directors Dean Kumpuris and Joan Adcock that a vote be delayed until residents are given more information about how the citizens review board will work.
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