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AG: Ruling 'clear' no voter ID for election

AG: Ruling 'clear' no voter ID for election


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The state's top lawyer and top election official say the Arkansas Supreme Court's decision striking down a voter ID law means the requirement to show photo identification before casting ballots won't be in effect for the November election.

A spokesman for Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Thursday that the court's decision is "clear" that the law doesn't apply to the upcoming election. Early voting for the Nov. 4 election begins Monday.

Secretary of State Mark Martin's office said the ruling means the law reverts back to what it was before voter ID took effect this year, and voters won't be required to show photo identification at the polls.

The court unanimously struck down the law on Wednesday, saying it violated the constitution by adding a qualification for voting.

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Blue Man Group to perform 2 shows in Conway


CONWAY — The phenomenally talented trio Blue Man Group will take the stage for two nights at the University of Central Arkansas's Reynolds Performance Hall on Nov. 3 and 4.

The concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. Both shows are sold out, but turn-back tickets may become available.

It is the first time that Blue Man Group will perform at Reynolds Performance Hall. Reynolds originally only planned for one show but the high demand for tickets required another show to be added.

"They have been on our wish list for many years and we are elated that we are finally able to get them to UCA," said Amanda Horton, director of UCA Public Appearances.

15-year-old raises over $2,000 for cancer research through racing

15-year-old raises over $2,000 for cancer research through racing

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Take one look at 15-year-old Rebekah Harris, and you wouldn’t think she could hold her own on the race track against women and men twice her age. The teen has been a part of the sport for the past two and a half years, and this year has decided to use her skill to help others.

Harris and her family gathered in front CARTI at the St. Vincent Hospital campus on the afternoon of October 15 to present a check to the cancer center for a total of $2,945. She raised the money by sharing her earnings at the Plumerville Super Speedway and selling car stickers.

AMHC, Arkansas Cancer Coalition to offer free health screenings at State Fair Oct. 16

AMHC, Arkansas Cancer Coalition to offer free health screenings at State Fair Oct. 16

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Join the Arkansas Minority Health Commission and the Arkansas Cancer Coalition at the Arkansas State Fair on Thursday, Oct. 16 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. These two organizations have partnered to offer free health screenings. Fair goers can stop by the Hall of Industry for preventive health checks including blood pressure, pulse, glucose, cholesterol and BMI (Body Mass Index).

Exhibitors will offer information on health, wellness, fitness and lifestyle improvement.

College Night, sponsored by 100.3 the Edge, is Thursday. There’s free gate admission for college students with valid school I.D. from 6 p.m. to close.

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Friendly reminder: Property taxes are due


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - It's that time of year.

Property taxes are due this week in Arkansas on Oct. 15. Many county collectors will offer extended hours and most have an opportunity to pay online or over the phone.

The state's government website Arkansas.gov can get you started if you have a tax bill to pay.

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Arkansas ranked 3rd on list of states with lowest quality of life

Arkansas ranked 3rd on list of states with lowest quality of life

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – On 24/7 Wall St.’s list of 10 states with the worst quality of life, Arkansas has ranked 3rd.

College loan scams targeting graduates

College loan scams targeting graduates


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - As more and more students rack up college loan debt, scammers prey on their vulnerability. One recent college graduate is out hundreds of dollars after someone convinced her to shell out money to decrease her debt.

College loan debts account for the second highest form of consumer debt behind mortgages and are expected to increase not just in number but also in amount. Which is why, when recent grads hear someone can help them with that debt, they jump at the opportunity.

"They just took advantage of someone who just got out of college and did not know what to do," said Holly Morrison.

Morrison graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in May with $45,000 in debt.

"He just started talking about this is how much your debt is," said Morrison.

In August, she got a call from a company saying it could help her consolidate her loans.