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Arts Center plans' debut delayed over revisions

The anticipated first look Monday at how the Arkansas Arts Center will be remade was postponed -- for about two months -- so museum officials can work through revisions with the project's designers.

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Licensing halt a bitter pill; 2 DACA women facing closed door in Arkansas nursing field

Marisol Rodriguez drained her personal savings -- accumulated from grueling 12-hour shifts at a De Queen chicken plant -- and still needed a loan to pay for the nursing degree she received in June. Rosa Ruvalcaba Serna is tapping into her mom's life savings in pursuit of a nursing career.

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Shift bars 9 nurse hopefuls in Arkansas; agency to stop issuing licenses to candidates with DACA status

As Arkansas colleges reckon with a shift that stops nursing students with federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival status from receiving state licenses after graduating, the number of known students affected by the change has climbed.

Young immigrants no longer eligible for nursing licenses at some Arkansas colleges

At least two Arkansas nursing colleges have informed current students who received federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals protections that they cannot obtain state professional licenses because of their legal status, officials said Friday.

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Arkansas National Guard forgoes at-risk kids' site

No funds to use ex-Job Corps hub

The Arkansas National Guard has shelved plans to expand its program for at-risk youths to the former Ouachita Job Corps facility, meaning both of the once-dueling federal and state proposals for the vacant site have been set aside.

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DACA's renewals deadline is today; some in Arkansas pool thousands to help dozens of aliens

Arkansans assisted dozens of aliens whose legal protections are scheduled to end within months, pooling thousands of dollars in less than 30 days to help them apply for more time as a 5-year-old federal program winds down.

Little Rock event to address violence in state; one organizer calls crime rate a ‘public health epidemic’

Legislators, religious leaders, police officers and others will convene this month for a conference meant to broaden the discussion about violent crime across Arkansas, which one organizer said Friday has created a "public health epidemic."

Two DWI offenders finish sober program

First grads in Pulaski County full of praise; learned to ‘live without it,’ man says

Two men convicted of driving drunk multiple times heaped praise Tuesday on a Pulaski County court diversion program for helping them avoid alcohol for several months.

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2 Arkansas men convicted of multiple DWIs finish new sober program; learned to ‘live without it,’ 1 says

Two men convicted of driving drunk multiple times heaped praise Tuesday on a Pulaski County court diversion program for helping them avoid alcohol for several months.

Attorney says Little Rock's law valid; mayoral muller cries ‘cronyism’

Those making a bid for Little Rock mayor must abide by a city ordinance that limits when they can accept campaign contributions, according to the city attorney.