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Last updated on Friday, October 10, 2014, 9:24 am

Leatherby, Sinclair to Speak At Annual CASA Event

CASA of Northwest Arkansas is hosting its seventh annual Light of Hope events Nov. 18 at venues in Rogers and Springdale. To accommodate citizens in both Benton and Washington counties, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is hosting a breakfast at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers, and a luncheon at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Springdale. CASA has been active in Northwest Arkansas for more than 15 years. Julie Lolley, director of development and marketing for the organization, said CASA’s mission is to recruit and train qualified, caring adults to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court, with the goal of moving each child in foster care to a safe, permanent home. CASA, Lolley said, served 527 children for the year ending June 2014, and its... [ MORE ]

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Arkansas voters will decide in a few weeks whether to increase the state's minimum wage. If you had to vote today, would you vote to raise minimum wage in Arkansas from $6.25 to $8.50 by 2017?

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