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Robert Reich documentary ‘Inequality for All’ showing at Ron Robinson Theater

Robert Reich documentary ‘Inequality for All’ showing at Ron Robinson Theater

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich’s ‘Inequality for All’ documentary will show at Ron Robinson Theater Thurs., May 1 at 7 p.m.

Arkansas judge voids state voter ID law

Arkansas judge voids state voter ID law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A state judge has struck down Arkansas' voter ID law, saying it illegally adds a requirement that voters must meet before casting a ballot.

In a decision Thursday, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox declared the 2013 law void and unenforceable.

Early voting for the 2014 primary opens in 10 days.

Fox was asked to review the law after questions were raised over how absentee ballots should be handled. He said that upon reading the whole law, he found that none of it was valid.

A separate suit was filed last week challenging the entire law.

Republicans backed the law last year and overrode a veto by Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe. They said the law was necessary to eliminate voter fraud; Democrats said it was an attempt to disenfranchise voters.

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Bryant city council to hold special meeting

Bryant city council to hold special meeting

BRAYNT, Ark. (BCC) - The Bryant City Council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 6:00 PM for the purposes of: 

Bryant voters to decide on school millage hike while Searcy votes on sales tax

February 10, 2014 (KTHV) - Voting is taking place on Tuesday in Bryant and Searcy.

Voting opens on Tuesday in Bryant where school officials are proposing a 4.7 hike in the local millage.

The increase will go toward a $55 million building and expansion project throughout the city. Polls will be open from 7:30 in the morning until 7:30 tomorrow night.

In White County, Searcy voters also deciding on a 1 percent city sales tax. Supporters said it will generate 6.4 million per year over the 8 years until the tax will sunset.

The added money will be split across 6 departments, mainly street and drainage projects.

Benton Alderman Kerry Murphy announces for Saline County Judge

Benton Alderman Kerry Murphy announces for Saline County Judge

Benton, Ark. (KM) – Benton Alderman and conservative Republican Kerry Murphy released the following statement today announcing his candidacy for Saline County Judge:

“It is with a great sense of responsibility and commitment to service that I officially announce my candidacy for Saline County Judge. Service is an important part of my life – from having the honor of serving our country in the United States Marine Corps, to serving my community as an alderman and in many other capacities, such as organizing the last Fourth of July Fireworks Show and the Saline County Gun and Knife Show. As Saline County Judge, I will stand against higher taxes and wasteful spending. Being a small business owner, I know how important it is to work with local businesses and the Quorum Court to find ways to encourage job growth in our county. 

Bryant city officials meet to discuss finances

BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) - Bryant officials said they have no idea where the city stands financially after the city's Financial Director resigned on Monday.

They met for the first time on Tuesday to discuss finances since the city's financial director resigned.

Now, accounting errors and allegations of personal threats are now coming to light in the aftermath. Internal emails between Bryant city officials show former Financial Director Dennis Edwards saying his efforts to balance the city's books were met with resistance and threats from city leaders outside his department. The mayor said she's dumbfounded by the allegations.

Mayor Jill Dabbs appointed to National League of Cities Community and Economic Development Steering

Mayor Jill Dabbs appointed to National League of Cities Community and Economic Development Steering

Washington, D.C.(NLC) – Jill Dabbs, mayor, Bryant, AR  has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2014 Community and Economic Development Steering Committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving housing, community and economic development, land use, recreation and parks, historic preservation and international competitiveness. The appointment was announced by NLC President Chris Coleman, mayor, St. Paul, Minn.