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Partygoers stay home for Potluck

Partygoers stay home for Potluck
By Libby Smith Arkansas Democrat-Gazette It all started with chicken takeout. Little Rock resident and community volunteer Florence Haut stopped by Kentucky Fried Chicken to pick up some finger-lickin' good chicken for a family gathering. She noticed a large tray of chicken set aside. The clerk told her that it…

Our House Wins 2015 Nonprofit Organization of the Year

Our House Wins 2015 Nonprofit Organization of the Year
Arkansas Business Our House has been recognized nationally for its work to provide homeless adults and children with housing, job training and educational opportunities. After 28 years, Our House has 76 employees and more than 3,100 volunteers. It provides housing for 110 people every night. Adults there receive help with…

Bill Details Governor’s Plan for Public Safety

Bill Details Governor’s Plan for Public Safety
KARK Channel 4 LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Details about the governor's plan for public safety are becoming more clear with a bill filed in the state legislature. Part of the focus is on keeping ex-convicts from getting sent back to prison. The three-year recidivism rate in Arkansas is 44 percent.…

Our House Named Finalist for Nonprofit Organization of the Year

Our House Named Finalist for Nonprofit Organization of the Year
The Winners of the 27th annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards will be announced Thursday, February 26. City: Little Rock Category: Nonprofit Organization of the Year Year: 2015 Our House has been recognized nationally for its work to provide homeless adults and children with housing, job training and educational…

How Will Minimum Wage Increase Impact State Economy?

How Will Minimum Wage Increase Impact State Economy?
Arkansas Matters LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Voters Tuesday approved a new law to increase the minimum wage. While the ballot question passed by a two-to-one margin, not everyone agrees on how it will impact the state's economy. We caught up with Herbert Denson after work as he sat down for…

Woman’s dream of helping homeless spreads to 39 states

Woman’s dream of helping homeless spreads to 39 states
USA Today Being homeless as an adult is unimaginable and even more so if children are the ones who don't have a place to call home. Many Little Rock, Arkansas families face this harsh reality daily. As a young girl growing up in Little rock, Georgia Mjartan, recognized the toll…