U.S. Senator Mark Pryor today announced that eight community colleges in Arkansas will receive a total of $10.5 million to expand education and career training programs for high-skill fields, such as advanced manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This funding comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant Program, which was authorized by the stimulus bill
Second quarter 2013 house prices continued to rise modestly while the number of seriously delinquent mortgages fell across the seven states that comprise the Federal Reserve's Eighth District compared with the same time last year, according to the St. Louis Fed’s latest Housing Market Conditions report.
IDX, Inc. is eager to announce their newest client addition, Nicole Miller with Small Fee Realty, LLC in Russellville, Arkansas, in joining the ever growing database of real estate agents and brokers choosing to customize, advanced and improve their websites, by incorporating a custom IDX solution. With this new IDX software addition, Miller’s website will drastically change, developing a much more user-friendly and easy-to-navigate online property search process for prospective home buyers.
On March 28, Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe signed into law a measure that sets up one of the strongest home visiting systems in the country by ensuring investments are directed to programs that are proven to achieve successful results for children and families. The act, which was approved unanimously in both the senate and the house, also requires that home visiting programs track and measure outcomes such as improvements in maternal and infant health, family self-sufficiency and school readiness
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving the State of Arkansas’ program for permitting new and modified facilities that emit significant amounts of greenhouse gas pollution (GHG) into the air. The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) worked closely with EPA to develop a state program to replace the existing federal program and submitted it for EPA review in November
Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas; Christopher A. Henry, IRS-Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge for the Nashville Field Office; and Randall C. Coleman, FBI Special Agent in Charge, announced today that Brandon L. Barber, age 37, of New York, and four other men were charged with federal crimes stemming from schemes to defraud involving several Northwest Arkansas real estate transactions and Barber’s bankruptcy case.
U.S. Senator Mark Pryor today announced Arkansas homeowners may now be eligible to participate in a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) pilot program that would allow them to refinance their mortgages and save hundreds of dollars a month. In November 2012, Pryor wrote to the USDA Rural Housing Service urging them to include Arkansas in the program
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel today reminded Arkansans who are eligible for one-time payments from the National Mortgage Settlement that Friday, Jan. 18, is the deadline to file claims to receive those payments