August 8th, 2014
LITTLE ROCK â€” Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and Republican challenger Tom Cotton targeted each other's records on border security Thursday in competing television ads, signaling the importance of the immigration issue in a race that could help determine which party controls the chamber.
Pryor's campaign announced a new ad defending the two-term lawmaker's record on immigration and border security. The campaign said it spent six figures to begin airing the ad statewide Thursday, aimed at pushing back on a spot Cotton has been running trying to cast Pryor as weak on immigration.
DETROIT â€” General Motors' troubles with safety recalls has surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a third time to fix power window switches that can catch fire.
The problem, revealed in documents posted by federal safety regulators this week, is so serious that GM is telling customers to park the SUVs outdoors until they are repaired because they could catch fire when left unattended.
Gov. Mike Beebe announced that the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, has awarded $2,043,454 in grants for projects in 33 Arkansas counties â€“ including Saline County â€“ through its County Courthouse Restoration Subgrant, Historic Preservation Revitalization Grant, Certified Local Government Subgrant and Main Street Downtown Revitalization Grant programs.
The city of Benton received a $9,500 Certified Local Government grant for training and design guidelines.
The State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program listed three Arkansas properties â€“ including the Palace Theatre in Benton â€“ on the Arkansas Register of Historic Places when it met Wednesday, Director Frances McSwain announced.
The board also nominated eight Arkansas properties for the National Register of Historic Places.
The 1919 Palace Theatre is located at 224 W. South St. in Benton. Extensive alterations to the building preclude its listing on the National Register.