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 HanesBrands to expand in Clarksville, add 120 jobs HanesBrands to expand in Clarksville, add 120 jobs
HanesBrands of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, announced that it will expand its manufacturing facility in Clarksville, AR investing about $1.5 million in additional machinery at the facility, relocating and upgrading its packaging and dyeing operations and adding 120 new jobs. The move will bring the publicly traded clothing manufacturer's total employment in Clarksville to 570. The company said the 120 new jobs will average about $39,000 per year in wages and benefits, which would add $4....

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  Jazmin’s parents request mercy for 88 year old driver Jazmin’s parents request mercy for 88 year old driver
The parents of a 12-year-old girl, Jazmin Hernandez who was struck and killed by a SUV requested to not serve any jail time for the elderly driver of the vehicle. Eighty-eight-year-old Dwight L. Moody of Delight entered a guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of negligent homicide in Pike County Circuit Court. The accident occurred in October near Salem on Highway 27 between Kirby and Glenwood as Hernandez was exiting a school bus to return home from school. Moody hit and killed Hernandez wh....

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 Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated to equality and justice for all Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated to equality and justice for all
Americans honor the civil rights activist on the third Monday of January each year, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, around the time of King’s birthday, January 15, 1929. Dr. King once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?” Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. “It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide so....

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 Arkansas ready for 37th Annual March for Life  
 Arkansas ready for 37th Annual March for Life
Thousands of Arkansans, organized and sponsored by Arkansas Right to Life, will participate on the 37th Annual March for Life to mark the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. The staging area for the March for Life will be on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 2 p.m. in Little Rock on West Capitol between Battery & Wolfe Streets, behind the State Capitol. Marchers will split into two groups to the right and to the left to circle the State Capitol b....

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 To win, GOP must have a Hispanic on 2016 ticket                  To win, GOP must have a Hispanic on 2016 ticket
M. Joseph Sheppard American Thinker The question then becomes who would be the best VP choice from Sandoval, Martinez, or Rubio to encompass this? Again, without Florida, the GOP is doomed in 2016 with Florida but without either Nevada or New Mexico it is also doomed. A Hispanic candidate is potentially a major plus, perhaps the deciding factor, to any 2016 GOP lineup as the vice-presidential candidate, and Electoral College ramifications seemingly dictate that Nevada Governor Brian Sando....

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 Arkansas Stop the Violence teamed up with ¡Hola! Arkansas, Arkansas Stop the Violence teamed up with ¡Hola! Arkansas, delivers bicycles for Christmas
Many Hispanics homes in this Christmas season had the opportunity to see their children smile. Crews with Stop the Violence spent their Christmas handing out bicycles. Every year, Reverend Benny Johnson co-founder of "Stop the Violence" tries to make sure families in need have at least one gift to give their kids, a bike. On December 23 in the southwest of Little Rock the members of Arkansas Stop the Violence teamed up with ¡Hola! Arkansas to bring happiness to many families giving....

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 Change in leadership for the Arkansas Department of Workforce Change in leadership for the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services
Director Artee Williams was informed Tuesday, December 2, 2014, that Governor-elect Asa Hutchinson will make a change in leadership for the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services (ADWS). Williams was originally appointed ADWS director by Governor Mike Huckabee in March 2004. He was reappointed by Governor Mike Beebe in 2007. Williams has served as chairman of the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet and currently serves as chairman of the Arkansas Public Employee Retirement System Board of T....

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 Millions of immigrant families to benefit from Obama’s executive Millions of immigrant families to benefit from Obama’s executive action
At least four-in-ten unauthorized immigrants in 12 states will be eligible to benefit from the executive actions signed by President Obama, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis. Idaho, where 46 percent of the state’s unauthorized immigrant population is eligible for deportation relief, tops all other states on this measure. Other states with at least four-in-ten eligible immigrants include Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Wisconsin ....

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Arkansas’s winter wonderland
Discover a winter wonderland in Arkansas, and create new traditions with your friends and family or continue old ones this holiday season. This month, communities across Arkansas join in the fun as the state transforms into a winter wonderland beginning the week of Thanksgiving, all through the Christmas season and into the New Year. Cities and towns throughout The Natural State host official lighting ceremonies, parades, pageants and more. Our Holiday Hog will visit several sites on the T....
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Henry Cisneros honored students at LULAC Scholarship Banquet
The League of United Latin American Citizens held an annual Scholarship Banquet on Friday, October 24 celebrated 37 scholarship receipients in the Great Hall of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library. Henry G. Cisneros, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Clinton, served as the keynote speaker. “We want to offer these exceptional students encouragement and financial support as they strive to use education as a means of self and community improvement,”....
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National Latino museum in indefinite gridlock
Cid Wilson chairman of the Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino, a group that has been pushing for establishing a museum dedicated to Latinos and their role in U.S. A bill that would pave the way for the creation of the museum, however, has languished in Congress. “It would be dedicated exclusively to Latino history and culture, so that we understand the 500 year history of Latinos in the U.S., so that Americans can know our story,” Wilson said. “Our Latino story is an Ame....
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Arkansas will not require voter photo ID
Arkansas' Supreme Court has struck down a state law requiring voters to show federal ID before casting a ballot. The state's high court determined that it was an unconstitutional voting requirement. Currently, Arkansas law states that voters must be 18 years of age, a US and state citizen, and legally registered. No photo ID is or will be required. This ruling may make it a lot easier for people to get to the polls as Arkansas' early voting for midterm elections began Monday, October 20. ....
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Daylight saving time ends on November 2
Every first Sunday of November in the United States, the clocks should be set back one hour at 2 a.m. local time, which then becomes 1 a.m. local standard time in winter time. These dates and time changes were established by Congress in the Energy Policy Act of 2005, to give more natural light in work hours and thus save electricity. Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on November 2, 2014 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning.
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Ebola update guidance for schools
The World Health Organization declared an international emergency related to the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in West Africa in September. Responses to this outbreak include: 1) neutralizing the outbreak within the countries of origin, 2) preventing transmission outside the country by screening travelers at departure from West Africa and re-entry to their home country, and 3) alerting health providers and others to increase their surveillance of those at risk. The Arkansas Department....
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Boo at the Zoo celebrates “Day of the Dead”
Arkansas’ largest Halloween festival, Boo at the Zoo, is back for its 23rd year! Boo at the Zoo is better than ever with new attractions and a special “Day of the Dead” o Dia de los Muertos holiday celebration! Boo will celebrate on Saturday, November 1st, Dia de los Muertos a holiday traditionally celebrated in Mexico and other parts of the world to honor and remember their loved ones who have passed away. The Zoo has partnered with ¡Hola! Arkansas to showcase this special evening, ....
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