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October 7th, 2014

Benton to review annual report

October 7, 2014

The Benton School District will present the annual report to the public on Monday, Oct. 13, during the regularly scheduled school board meeting.

The report documents the district's progress in meeting the requirements set forth by the Arkansas Department of Education's Standards of Accreditation, according to Superintendent Jeff Collum.

More info can be found in today's issue of The Saline Courier.

October 4th

Holder, Clinton to address leaders in Little Rock

October 4, 2014

LITTLE ROCK — Former President Bill Clinton and outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder are scheduled to address a group of mayors and police chiefs gathering in Little Rock next week to discuss race and community policing.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors will host a forum Wednesday at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock. The former president is set to address the group along with Holder, who announced last week that he'll be stepping down from his post.

The meeting agenda includes a discussion about the August fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Ross unveils plan aimed at equal pay in workplace

October 4, 2014

LITTLE ROCK — Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross has unveiled a plan aimed at ensuring equal pay for women in the workplace.

Ross was joined Friday by his wife, daughter and current first lady Ginger Beebe to announce his proposal, which calls for strengthening state law to prevent retaliation against workers who discuss their wages with colleagues.

Ross called his proposals bipartisan and says he's confident he could gain Republican support.


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