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October 4th, 2014

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.

FBI investigating former Arkansas judge

October 4, 2014

CONWAY — The FBI confirmed it is looking into campaign donations made to a former circuit judge for his failed Arkansas Court of Appeals campaign.

The agency said it is investigating contributions that came from political action committees traced back to a nursing home owner who had a case pending in Michael Maggio's court. FBI spokeswoman Debra Green declined to comment because it's an ongoing investigation.

 

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