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 Little Rock hires Luis Gonzalez as communications, marketing Little Rock hires Luis Gonzalez as communications, marketing manager
Luis Gonzalez has been hired as the communications and marketing manager for the City of Little Rock, City Manager Bruce Moore announced Monday. Gonzalez will lead the City’s communications division managing all public relations outreach, serving as the primary contact for the media, and supervising the City’s government access channel, Little Rock Television (LRTV). He will be responsible for developing communication strategies for a wide variety of City initiatives. “Luis brings val....

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 Camp Can Do Campers celebrate the experience  


  Camp Can Do Campers celebrate the experience
The conclusion of 4-week summer camp program intended to give identified English Language Learners additional time to develop their language proficiency, was celebrated Thursday, July 10 at Williams Magnet Elementary School. English Language Learners, Kindergarten through grade 5, showcased the language and vocabulary they have learned at Camp Can Do this summer. Nearly 250 students have been on an imaginary camping trip visiting wonderful places and deepening their linguistic understand....

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 Springdale: One Community Reads  


 Springdale: One Community Reads
Parents and students gathered around Al "Papa Rap" Lopez and Dr. Diana "Dr. D" Gonzalez Worthen, reading and learning with Arkansas' premier bilingual newspaper, ¡Hola! Arkansas as part of OneCommunity Feed Your Brain Reading program. The Summer reading program 'Feed Your Brain" is being conducted by OneCommunity, a non-profit organization formed with the purpose of bringing communities together, as one. The program is free and open to the public every Monday from 10 am to 12 p.m. dur....

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 Pulaski Health Unit to hold after-hour immunization clinics  
Pulaski Health Unit to hold after-hour immunization clinics
The Pulaski Central County Health Unit will hold special after-hour immunization clinics this summer to help parents get their children up-to-date on the new immunization requirements for the 2014-15 school year. These new requirements will affect many students and children in Pulaski County, so parents and caregivers are encouraged to make appointments with the Pulaski Central County Health Unit located at 3915 W. 8th Street, Little Rock, AR 72204 or their primary care doctor before the start....

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 Mosquito risk on the rise



Mosquito risk on the rise
This week’s humidity and last week’s constant rain make for the perfect formula for Arkansas’ summertime pest to breed. “My son slapped his arm and killed a mosquito in the house” said Dr. John Hopkins, Entomologist at University of Arkansas. Mosquitoes start as larvae in standing water, and then in 7-10 days they emerge to become mosquitoes. Dr. Hopkins suggests that if you can’t dump out your standing water to put bacillus thuringiensis israelenis, more commonly known as BTI, i....

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 LULAC to celebrate cultures and diversity with LULAC to celebrate cultures and diversity with "Fun & Family Fiesta" on June 28
The 16th annual LULAC Fun & Family Fiesta celebration will be held Saturday, June 28, 12-9 p.m., at the Clinton Presidential Center & Park. The free celebration of Latino diversity is organized by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 750 Little Rock and co-sponsored by the Clinton Foundation. The Fun & Family Fiesta features exhibitors, live Latin American bands, Mexican folkloric ballet, Mariachis, Zumba and salsa dances, face painting, inflatable bouncers, child....

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 Free legal services for Arkansas disaster survivors Free legal services for Arkansas disaster survivors
Besides the physical, emotional and mental challenges they pose, disasters such as the April 27 severe storms, tornadoes and floods may leave some survivors with legal issues. Arkansans who need help with storm-related legal issues but can’t afford a lawyer may find one for free. If you’re in this situation or know someone who is, this is what you need to know: How to request free legal help: to request a lawyer, call 844-344-7904 toll free. The phone is staffed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ....

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 President Obama tours tornado devastated Arkansas President Obama tours tornado devastated Arkansas
President Barak Obama traveled to central Arkansas on May 7 to tour the areas affected by tornadoes and severe storms. He got a close-up look at the devastation wrought on Arkansas communities. Obama first flew over a subdivision of cul-de-sacs that was destroyed, which still had visible evidence of the tornadoes’ precise path of destruction. In Vilonia, Obama took a walking tour of Parkwood Meadows, where just six of its 56 homes still standing. In his first visit to Arkansas as p....

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Tornado victims: Beware of scams
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued this consumer alert with essential advice for storm victims for recover and rebuild of Arkansas. McDaniel said, “We can all benefit by knowing how to protect ourselves against scams and fraud.” The Pay-Me-Now: This contractor will demand fees upfront and may never come back to finish the job. Never pay the full amount in advance for home repairs or tree-trimming service. The Hire-Me-Now: Don’t fall for high-pressure sales tactics. These unscrupulou....
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Food, legal assistance available for storm victims
Faulkner County families who suffered losses in last month’s severe storms may be eligible for food assistance, the state Department of Human Services said this week. Also, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said that residents of Faulkner, Pulaski, Randolph and White counties may be eligible to receive free legal advice on matters related to the April 27 storms. SNAP Disaster Assistance is for families who normally would not qualify for SNAP benefits but suddenly need food assistance....
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Governor Beebe visits storm-damaged communities
On the night of April 27th, powerful storms tore through Central Arkansas. A high end EF4 tornado devastated Mayflower and Vilonia, staying on the ground for more than 40 miles through three counties. Fifteen Arkansans lost their lives. Governor Mike Beebe joined former President Bill Clinton, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and U.S. Senator Mark Pryor during a visit to the storm-damaged communities of Mayflower and Vilonia. Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig ....
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GOP gubernatorial candidates face off in Tea Party forum
Both republican candidates vying for the governor's office faced off in a forum on Monday night. The forum ran the gamut, covering topics from tax reform to education, and the setup for the forum made for some interesting situations. The forum was an opportunity for a meet and greet with the two GOP candidates running for governor. Although former Congressman Asa Hutchinson is considered the front runner for the May primary, challenger businessman Curtis Coleman appeared to be a favori....
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'Money, Class and Opportunity' focus of Racial Attitudes Conference
An expert panel will discuss Arkansas’s economic future at the 11th annual Racial Attitudes in Pulaski County Forum from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 17, at the Robinson Theater in downtown Little Rock. The event, titled “Money, Class and Opportunity,” is free and open to the public. Senator Joyce Elliott of the 33rd District will moderate a panel of civic leaders as they discuss what class, finance, and business means to Arkansas residents. In addition, Chief Economist and State Econ....
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Mike Ross wants to expand Arkansas' Pre-K Program
Little Rock, AR During a campaign stop on the steps of Fair Park Early Childhood Development Center, democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross introduced his plan to make pre-kindergarten accessible to every 4-year-old in Arkansas by 2025. Ross said his "Start Sooner, Finish Stronger" education plan will do so by gradually making the state's quality pre-k program, known as ABC, Arkansas Better Chance, accessible to every 4-year-old child in Arkansas through a sliding fee scale based on....
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Arkansas business leaders support immigration reform
A five region round-table tour of Arkansas kicked off at the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce with a press conference to discuss the impact of immigration reform on regional and local economies. Beginning Wednesday March 19th, each stop will feature industry leaders in each region, a member from the local chamber, real people impacted, and industry leaders to launch the conversation and start working towards reform. Participating cities include, Little Rock, Jonesboro, Pine Bluff, Tex....
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