To mark today’s celebration of the newly named Dale Bumpers White River National Wildlife Refuge, here is what Arkansas and national leaders are saying about the 38th governor of Arkansas and four-term U.S. senator:
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A hearing is set Monday in a lawsuit filed by one of the attorneys for the family representing the late Monroe Isadore who says Pine Bluff Police Chief Jeff Hubanks violated the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act when he did not provide information in a timely manner to the attorney.
By Peter Urban
LITTLE ROCK — The state Legislative Council on Friday approved a request from Gov. Mike Beebe to transfer up to $2 million from the state’s “rainy day fund” to the Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship program.
WASHINGTON — President Obama’s proposal to cut $30 million from the Fulbright Scholar Program next year is drawing criticism from a biographer of the Arkansas statesman, who conceived the idea for a scholarly exchange in the wake of World War II.
Monday, April 21 is the last day to register to vote for the May 20 primary election.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point to 6.9 percent in March, according to labor statistics released Friday.
Residents who have lost loved ones to gun violence are encouraged to meet at Indiana Street Baptist Church, 1114 S. Indiana St., at 3 p.m. Easter Sunday for the “Restoring the Balance in Justice” program.
On Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., a Safe Sleep for Babies Workshop and Community Shower will be held in the Adair-Greenhouse Building auditorium at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
The Pine Bluff Branch of the NAACP and W. Harold Flowers Law Society will host a candidate forum Tuesday, April 22, at 5:30 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. Retired Judge Marion Humphrey will be the moderator.