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Group: Unlikely to Get Involved in Arkansas AG Race

LITTLE ROCK - A conservative group that criticized Leslie Rutledge during her successful bid for Arkansas attorney general two years ago says it doesn't expect to get involved in her 2018 re-election campaign, and is calling the Republican as a strong advocate for limited government.

The chief counsel and policy director for the Judicial Crisis Network praised Rutledge Tuesday, a day after Rutledge announced she was seeking re-election in two years. Carrie Severino told The Associated Press in an email she didn't expect the group will need to be involved in Rutledge's re-election campaign.

The JCN criticized Rutledge during the Republican primary and runoff two years ago in a series of television ads and mailers. No Republicans or Democrats have announced a bid to challenge Rutledge.

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Under 40 forum report: leaders encourage diversity, pre-K expansion

Under 40 forum report: leaders encourage diversity, pre-K expansion

PETIT JEAN MOUNTAIN, Ark. (July 20, 2016) — In a report released today, leaders under the age of 40 from across the state identified key issues for retaining and recruiting young talent to Arkansas.

List: Fireworks shows in central Ark.

List: Fireworks shows in central Ark.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – It’s that time of the year again! Folks across the Natural State usually celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks, and THV11 is working to create a list of where Arkansans can enjoy a show.

Arkadelphia

July 4th Island Fest at DeGray Lake Resort State Park: You can enjoy traditional Independence Day games and activities, including a watermelon eating contest, kayak race, basketball shooting, water balloon games, lawn bowling, crafts, demonstrations and more. Activities culminate for those 12 and under with an Underwater Treasure Hunt in the lodge pool. The fireworks show will begin at dark on July 4. (501) 865-5810. Visit DeGray.com for more information. This event is free.

 

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Arkansas coaches learn heads up football

Arkansas coaches learn heads up football

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) -- Friday night football heroes are forged in the summer heat. In recent years, protecting young football players from that heat has been the top safety concern.

But now, there's a new worry about concussions. And that's why coaches from across the state gathered on Friday in Conway.

Even the NFL is threatened by concussions and head injuries. At that level, it's about liability and the quality of life after the game.

For Arkansas high school football coaches, it’s about convincing parents that the game is safe and kids that they can have fun on the field.

“The parents are really concerned about their kids, but if you can show them that you're going to take care of their kids, I have seen an increase in kids that usually don't play are gravitating back into our program.”

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Calling all fashion models

Calling all fashion models
Little Rock Fashion Week is hosting its annual model search May 29th and June 5th at La Quinta Inn & Suites Downtown, 617 S. Broadway St in Little Rock.  LITTLE ROCK FASHION WEEK 2016 MODEL CALLMay 29th & June 5th at 1 pm - 5 pm 
La Quinta Inn & Suites Downtown 
617 S. Broadway 
Little Rock, AR 72201

Males and females of all ages and sizes! Wear plain white t-shirt/tank top, jeans, no make-up, and no accessories. Wear out of your face. Ladies bring heels.

Re-Fashion Bash returns to Benton

Re-Fashion Bash returns to Benton

BENTON, Ark. - Recycle Saline is hosting its second annual Re-Fashion Bash “Where Green is the New Black” Saturday, May 7th. 

Re-Fashion Bash is an upbeat recycling fashion show highlighting Saline County students on the runway.  They will walk the runway wearing trash that has been turned into treasure, showing off their fashion in hopes of winning top prize money.

The Benton Event Center doors will open at 5 p.m. and the show will start at 6 p.m.

There will be first ($500), second ($250), and third ($100) place prizes awarded to the top designers.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10.00. All the money raised from Re-Fashion Bash goes to the YEA! Team (Youth Environmental Ambassadors) program sponsored by Recycle Saline.

Arkansas Tech Business Index adds Benton

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (April 14, 2016)--The Arkansas Tech Business Index, a project created by the Arkansas Tech University College of Business and sponsored by Arvest Bank, has added Benton to its tracking matrix beginning with the January 2016 ratings.
    
Benton made its debut on the ATBI with a rating of 104.28, making it one of 10 cities with a rating above 100 for January 2016. By bringing Benton into the mix, the ATBI now tracks 19 Arkansas municipalities on a monthly basis.

The Arkansas Tech Business Index is a comprehensive measure that provides a snapshot of economic activity around the Natural State. It encompasses a labor index, housing market index, construction index and retail sales index. The index is based around 100. A city rating above 100 indicates that the city is currently doing better than the state average from 2009 to the present.