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Public News Service - AR: Civic Engagement

Hundreds of people gathered in Little Rock this week to meet and exchange ideas during Arkansas Peace Week activities. (Arkansas Coalition for Peace and Justice)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – With music, group discussions and hands-on events, organizers of Arkansas Peace Week say they are promoting "a path to reason for a divided nation." The annual meeting of local, national and international organizations, faith groups and individuals, concludes this weekend w

In Arkansas, African Americans' median incomes are 42 percent lower than whites'. (Brandis Griffith Friedman)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - If current trends continue, a new study says it would take the average African-American family 228 years to accumulate the amount of wealth the average white family has today. It will take the average Latino family 84 years to do the same. The "Ever-Growing Gap," a report by the

A letter has been sent to Arkansas' governor asking him to protect the state's transgender community. (Arkansas Transgender Equality Coalition)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The transgender community in Arkansas is pushing back against Gov. Asa Hutchinson's recommendation that public schools ignore President Obama's directive allowing students to use the restroom of the gender with which they identify. The Rev. Gwen Frey, president of the Arkansas T

Thousands of kids across the nation are being asked to stand up to Big Tobacco on Kick Butts Day. (Veronica Carter)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – This week, kids in Arkansas and across the nation are being prompted to take on Big Tobacco by encouraging other young people to avoid smoking, holding events to send a message that they won't be manipulated into picking up a cigarette. In Arkansas, about 1,500 teenagers a

The Spread the Word to End the Word campaign has been adopted by some Arkansas high school students who hope their peers will learn to be more sensitive about people with intellectual disabilities. (Ron Brown)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - There are words in the English language that people have managed to get rid of over time, or replace with better alternatives, but there's still one that persists. The word is "retarded" and when used to describe someone, it's offensive. During March, National Disabilities Aw

The AARP Foundation's Tax Aide program is looking for volunteers. Courtesy photo from AARP

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program is looking for volunteers and the folks who do it say it's fun and a great thing to do. Last year the program was at nearly 30 libraries, senior centers and other locations around the state. Hundreds of volunteers helped 27,000 low-and-mod

Volunteering can take as little as 5 minutes to make a difference for the National Day of Service and Remembrance on Sept. 11. Credit: USDA Food and Nutrition Service.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Five minutes or five hours, it all can make a difference on the National Day of Service and Remembrance on Sept. 11 - this Friday. It's a day for people to volunteer time, resources or talents to a project that means something to them. Lou Tobian, associate state director

GRAPHIC: The Arkansas Secretary of State's office lists the kinds of IDs that a voter must have to vote. Graphic from the Secretary of State's website.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Confusion caused by Arkansas's voter ID law might mean serious problems as folks go to the polls for the primary. Last year's law requires Arkansans to present a photo ID to vote. But it's under a legal cloud, and as with similar laws in other states, may be ruled uncons

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