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AETN to host four debates in ‘Election 2012’

AETN to host four debates in ‘Election 2012’

Democrat, Green, Independent, Republican candidates to participate in debates

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — Candidates in four races have agreed to participate in “Election 2012: The Debates,” which will tape and air on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Oct. 23-25.

All debates will be held at the AETN studios, 350 South Donaghey Avenue, on the University of Central Arkansas campus in Conway. Seating is limited, and seats may be reserved by calling 800-662-2386. Doors will open one hour prior to taping times.

Debates, which will air on the same day they are taped, include:

Beebe appoints 17 to boards, commissions

Beebe appoints 17 to boards, commissions

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe today announced the following judicial appointment:

LeAnne Daniel, Glenwood, as Pike County District Judge. Appointment expires December 31, 2012. Replaces the Honorable Dana Stone.

Beebe also announced the following appointments to boards and commissions:

Mary Jane "Mitzi" Ballman, Horseshoe Bend, as Izard County Justice of the Peace for District Four. Appointment expires December 31, 2012. Replaces Kenneth Ballman.

Sam Elardo, Helena-West Helena, to the Delta Cultural Center Policy Advisory Board. Appointment expires October 1, 2012. Replaces April Peer.

Vivian Flowers, Pine Bluff, to the Arkansas Service Commission. Appointment expires January 14, 2015. Replaces Toni Shockey.

Dr. Buckley Foster, Clarksville, reappointed to the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park Advisory Commission.

City Council Special Meeting

City Council Special Meeting

Special City Council Meeting*
Tuesday July, 10 at 6:00pm
City Hall Council Chambers

*All City Council Meetings are open to the public

Business: Ordinance 803 Calling for a Special Election

Election results for Pulaski judge, sheriff

Election results for Pulaski judge, sheriff

Today's THV will be giving you complete coverage of the election on THV2 and THV2.com. For more news on politics, including the latest in the presidential race, visit our Campaign 2012 section on todaysthv.com.

PULASKI COUNTY JUDGE STANDINGS

  • Buddy Villines (incumbent) runs unopposed in the primary and general elections.

PULASKI COUNTY SHERIFF STANDINGS

  • Doc Holladay (incumbent) runs unopposed in the primary and general elections.

Governor appoints 35 to boards, commissions

Governor appoints 35 to boards, commissions

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe today announced the following appointments to boards and commissions:

Stephen Ballard, Benton, to the Burial Association Board. Appointment expires December 31, 2014. Replaces Ben Brazzel.

Dr. Joseph Beck, Fayetteville, to the Oversight Committee on Breast Cancer Research. Appointment expires January 1, 2016. Replaces Dr. Malcolm Hayward.

The Honorable Larry Bryant, Forrest City, to the Arkansas Service Commission. Appointment expires January 14, 2015. Replaces the Honorable Robert Taylor.

Teresa Bullock, Bryant, to the Public Health Advisory Board. Appointee serves at the will of the governor. Replaces Sandra Lancaster.

Bobby Burns, Beebe, to the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors. Appointment expires June 1, 2013. Replaces Garland Camper.

Matt Cashion, Little Rock, reappointed to the Information Network of Arkansas. Appointment expires December 31, 2014.

Attorney Kelly Halstead announces candidacy for state House

Attorney Kelly Halstead announces candidacy for state House

MAUMELLE, Ark. – Halstead announced her candidacy for the Arkansas House of Representatives, to represent the needs of Maumelle and North Little Rock.  Halstead is ready to take the values and priorities of District 39 to the Statehouse.  Halstead will make several stops at community events over the summer, and will listen to the concerns of the people in the district

“In the Arkansas House of Representatives, I will work in a bi-partisan manner to create good-paying jobs, develop our economy, and ensure a world-class education for every Arkansas child”.

Halstead has experience with Arkansas law through her work as an attorney and will bring her understanding and knowledge to the Arkansas legislature.

Arkansas State Senate Majority Leader Robert Thompson, whose sister lives in Maumelle with her family, states, “I can’t think of a more qualified and exciting candidate for State Representative”.

Pryor seeks to boost tourism in Arkansas

Pryor seeks to boost tourism in Arkansas

From the office of Senator Mark Pryor:

To create jobs in Arkansas and across the country and strengthen the American tourism industry, U.S. Senator Mark Pryor this week joined with Senator Mark Begich (D-AL), Chuck Shumer (D-NY), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) to introduce the Travel Regional Investment Partnership (TRIP) Act.  The TRIP Act will promote domestic tourism by partnering public and private dollars through a competitive matching grant program within the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Tourism supports over seven million domestic jobs and accounts for 2.8% of the United States’ gross domestic product.