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Central Arkansas Water announces paperless billing option

Central Arkansas Water announces paperless billing option


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 7, 2014) — Central Arkansas Water (CAW) announced on Tuesday that customers may now begin to receive their monthly Utility Billing Services (UBS) bills through email.

"Our customers have been requesting paperless billing for some time. We are pleased to offer this free and easy paperless billing option to our customers as part of our commitment to providing exceptional customer service," said John Tynan, Director of Customer Relations & Public Affairs. Customers can sign up for paperless billing at www.carkw.com.

Lawsuit filed over Arkansas minimum wage measure

Lawsuit filed over Arkansas minimum wage measure


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A lawsuit has been filed with the Arkansas Supreme Court aiming to block from the November ballot a proposal to gradually raise the state's minimum wage.

The lawsuit filed Monday asked justices to prevent the state from putting on the ballot the proposed initiated act, which would raise the state's minimum wage from $6.25 an hour to $8.50 an hour by 2017. Election officials earlier this month certified the measure for the ballot.

The lawsuit claims the state used the wrong deadline for accepting petitions for the measure, and also challenges the signatures submitted.

The attorney who filed the challenge did not immediately return a call seeking comment. The chairman of the group backing the wage hike said he was reviewing the lawsuit.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Magic Springs finishes summer with final water park weekend on September 27, 28

Magic Springs finishes summer with final water park weekend on September 27, 28

Magic Springs Water and Theme Park announced the water park only will be open for its final weekend on Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $15 per person and the park will be offering 50% off on special meal deals and an all-you-can-eat buffet, $9.99 for adults and $6.99 for children 10 and under.

The park will reopen Saturday, October 11 for its annual Halloween festival “Magic Screams,” continuing each Saturday and Sunday through November 2 including Halloween, Friday, Oct. 31.

Call 501-624-0100 or visit MagicSprings.com for complete information.

 

Wal-Mart to increase holiday hiring by 10 percent

Wal-Mart to increase holiday hiring by 10 percent


NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it plans to hire 60,000 temporary holiday workers for the crucial holiday season, an increase of 10 percent from last year.

The world's largest retailer also says current workers who want more hours during the holidays will get priority for them. The retailer, based in Bentonville, Ark., has been criticized by labor groups for low pay and intentionally keeping employees' hours low.

The news follows similar announcements from UPS, FedEx and Kohl's, which are also making more temporary hires this year.

A retailer's hiring plans can indicate its expectations for the holiday shopping season, which accounts for 20 percent of the retail industry's annual sales, according to the National Retail Federation.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Martin asks court to dismiss alcohol sales lawsuit

Martin asks court to dismiss alcohol sales lawsuit


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Secretary of State Mark Martin is asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to dismiss a lawsuit trying to block from the November ballot a proposal to expand alcohol sales to all 75 of the state's counties.

Martin's office on Tuesday responded to the lawsuit filed last week by Citizens for Local Rights, which argues the state used the wrong deadline for accepting petitions to place the alcohol measure on the November ballot. The group argues that the state should have used July 4 as the deadline, rather than July 7. Martin last month certified the measure for the November ballot.

Martin cited a 1999 law that allows election officials to rely on the next business day if a deadline falls on a holiday.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Arkansas ranked 38th on Yahoo’s beer list

Arkansas ranked 38th on Yahoo’s beer list

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Have you ever wondered which states have the best offerings of craft beer? Look no further because Yahoo.com has created a list telling you just where you can look.

Arkansas ranks 38th on the list with 50th being worst and first being the best.

Magic Springs season extends to include weekends in September

Magic Springs season extends to include weekends in September

Magic Springs Water and Theme Park will extend its season beyond its normal closing date. The last days of the regular season will be Monday, September 1 and Saturday and Sunday, September 6 and 7. 

The water park will reopen for weekends only, beginning Sunday, September 14, Saturday and Sunday, September 20 and 21, and the final weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 27 and 28. The hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission to the park will be reduced to $15 per person for the extended dates.

Regular general admission to the park before September 11 starts at $29.99. Children 3 years of age and younger receive free admission. Complete pricing information can be found at the park’s website, magicsprings.com, or by calling 501-624-0100.