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New HUD Guidelines Concerning Discrimination against Convicts

New HUD Guidelines Concerning Discrimination against Convicts
Click here to view KARK's News Coverage KARK By Drew Petrimoulx LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - New guidelines from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development say landlords could face lawsuits if they discriminate against renters with a criminal records. Attorneys representing tenants in central Arkansas say many landlords are…

Stranger Grants X-Mas Wish for Single Mom

Stranger Grants X-Mas Wish for Single Mom
KARK Channel 4 By DREW PETRIMOULX The news story can be viewed here.   LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A single mother in Little Rock got a Christmas gift from a complete stranger that she says will help change her life. At just 16-years-old, Alishe'ah Sockwell and her daughter were living…

Steps DHS Takes To Regulate Day Care Centers

Steps DHS Takes To Regulate Day Care Centers
KARK, By STEPHANIE SHARP | ssharp@kark.com LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A Pulaski County daycare was found with more than two dozen code violations within the last year. Violations against Love N Care daycare in College Station range from bottles not labeled with children's names and refrigerated, to employee background checks…

Community Service Awards Honoree Jan Alman

Community Service Awards Honoree Jan Alman
Arkansas Matters   LITTLE ROCK, AR - Helping the homeless in Arkansas's largest city has become a labor of love for a local volunteer. Jan Alman, who has been helping out at Our House for years, gets credit for a big part of its success in giving families a temporary…

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 Helps Families With No Other Place to Call Home

Our House Helps Families With No Other Place to Call Home
KARK Channel 4 News LITTLE ROCK, AR - "Uh I was doing some moves for basketball when I get home." And where is home? "Up there." Right over the hill at Our House, a non profit organization in Little Rock helping families who have no other place to go. "We were…

New Daycare Licensing Requirements

New Daycare Licensing Requirements
KARK Channel 4 News LITTLE ROCK, AR - Owners of daycare facilities around central Arkansas questioned the first major changes to minimum licensing requirements in 45 years. The Arkansas Department of Human Services' Childcare and Early Childhood Education Division held its fifth and final public input meeting in downtown Little…

New Thrift Store Helps Little Rock Shelter

New Thrift Store Helps Little Rock Shelter
Arkansas Matters.com LITTLE ROCK,AR-Michelle Evans spends almost everyday learning in the kitchen. Learning the skills that will help get her a job in the future. "I'm just coming up with so many different ideas so many different recipes but its elevating me preparing me to be out there in the…

Education Matters: Little Learners

Education Matters: Little Learners
ArkansasMatters.com LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Our House is a shelter for the working homeless to live in Little Rock.Along with adult services, there's also a child development center.Children from ages six weeks to five-years-old can spend time at a special place with Our House.Little Learners Coordinator Mollie Ispen said, "We…
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