Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Attorney General Mike Beebe approved a ballot title and popular name for a proposed constitutional amendment to raise Arkansas’ minimum wage to $6.15 an hour and require that the minimum be adjusted annually to changes in the cost of living.
According to the Morning News of Northwest Arkansas, the bailout of a new Medicare prescription drug plan has reached $2.7 million, with pharmacists and seniors statewide still hurting from the program.
The Pine Bluff Commercial reports that Elvin W. Moon, founder and chief executive officer of E.W. Moon Inc. Infrastructure Group, a construction management firm at Los Angeles, is hoping to convince a large group of forward-thinking investors to have a little faith in his hometown — Pine Bluff.
The Russellville Courier has a story about plans to develop nearly 70 acres near I-40 into shopping and restaurants.
Arkansas Baptist College has named Fitz Hill of Little Rock its new president. He is the former head football coach of the San Jose State Spartans and served as assistant head football coach for the Arkansas Razorbacks.
A Bentonville woman pleaded not guilty Monday to raping a 13-year-old boy and exposing him to the human immunodeficiency virus. Donna Sue Mars was arrested Dec. 18 and is accused of performing oral sex on the boy.
Arkansas State forward Kitus Witherspoon was arrested and taken into custody for disorderly conduct early Sunday morning.
Arkansas Times blog reports that UAMS is going to implode its old dormitory at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19. A large area will be blocked off for the controlled explosive demolition, so it's unclear at the moment what viewing spots will be available.