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Consider This - July 26, 2007

Forwarded Email 'Rumors'

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Here at KAIT we receive and respond to a ton of emails every day. Its part of our business. But I would like to speak with you about the many forwarded emails we all get... More>>

Consider This - July 20, 2007

Volunteerism in Action at the Hoxie Fire

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Tuesday night [07-17-07] there was a devastating fire in downtown Hoxie. Furniture and Appliances Now was leveled. My heart goes out to the Vail family and we wish them the best as they move forward... More>>

Consider This - July 17, 2007

Guys: Helping Out More Around the House Reaps Rewards

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Men you may want to start making your way towards the kitchen while you listen to what I am about to tell you. We all know that mothers who work outside the home also do work around the house and, so... More>>

Consider This - July 9, 2007

Some Mascot Choices 'Just Plain Bite'

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The last time we spoke I shared my disdain for removing the Indians from Arkansas State. Now I would like to talk to you about choosing a new mascot... More>>

Consider This - July 6, 2007

Always An Indian

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Folks, there is something that you should know about me. I am an Indian. I officially became an Indian when I enrolled at Arkansas State in the fall of '86... More>>

Fourths of July: Past and Present

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This week there will be get-togethers both big and small as friends and families spend time together celebrating Independence Day... More>>

Consider This - June 29, 2007

Consider... One More Change

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To paraphrase Mark Twain: I share the fate of many a wayward son who wanders back to his home to find gray hairs where he expected youth... change where he had dreamed that somehow Time had stood still... More>>

Consider This - June 25, 2007

Starting Anew in Region 8

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Last week Ted Fortenberry said his final farewell to you and spoke of a new beginning for me here at KAIT. Ted has been an asset to our station, our company, and our community. He will surely be missed... More>>

Consider This - June 18, 2007

A New Beginning

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We have a saying in our business that we use quite often... The only thing constant is change. And today that saying applies to me... as this is my last Consider This commentary for KAIT... More>>

Consider This - June 11, 2007

Community Decisions at the Polls

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Today [June 12, 2007], there are special elections taking place in various communities across Region 8. In Pocahontas, citizens have the opportunity to decide whether the city can purchase Randolph County Medical Center... More>>

Consider This - June 8, 2007

New Roadway Setting A 'Healthy' Precedent

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Some wonderful news was announced this week in Jonesboro... After many years of discussion... construction on the Lawson Road bypass around the Valley View school district is finally underway... More>>

Consider This - June 4, 2007

ASU's Mascot Debate

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Arkansas State University is dealing with a difficult challenge ... whether or not to change the longstanding Indian mascot to another mascot that would be less offensive to some groups. Consider This... More>>

Consider This - June 1, 2007

Losing A Hero

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The Iraq War has claimed the lives of thousands of American soldiers... this week we lost one of our own... More>>

Consider This - May 21, 2007

Moving Forward With Immigration Reforms

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Political leaders in Washington announced that much progress has been made on immigration reform with support coming from a majority in the Senate and the White House... More>>

Growing Regionally

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This week we have focused our news coverage on Greene County. Greene County - and Paragould specifically - has seen dramatic growth over the past few years... More>>

Consider This - May 14, 2007

Finding Solutions for Rising Fuel Costs

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Well... here we go again. We're headed into summer and gas prices are on the rise... nearing $3 per gallon... More>>

Consider This - May 11, 2007

Feedback: City Manager Debate

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In our Consider This segment earlier this week we proposed that the city of Jonesboro consider the possibility of converting to a city manager / council form of government. We received quite a bit of feedback, some for, some against... More>>

Consider This - May 7, 2007

A City Manager Form of Government

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A few weeks ago Lauren Payne put together a special report looking at a city manager form of government. The report was intended to initiate discussion for Jonesboro citizens to determine if this method could work in Jonesboro as it has in other communities... More>>

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  • Consider This - May 4, 2007

    Opportunity to Fund the Bono Lake Project

    Opportunity to Fund the Bono Lake Project

    Friday, May 4 2007 4:06 PM EDT2007-05-04 20:06:42 GMT
    In November of 2006 we went on record in support of plans to construct a new lake near the Bono area. Thanks to a unanimous vote by the Craighead County Quorum Court to advance the issue, voters will now decide...
  • Consider This - April 30, 2007

    KAIT Local Viewer Research

    KAIT Local Viewer Research

    Tuesday, May 1 2007 7:15 AM EDT2007-05-01 11:15:20 GMT
    KAIT recently conducted an in-depth research project asking LOCAL viewers for their feedback on what they want from a newscast...
  • Consider This - April 27, 2007

    Due Diligence

    Due Diligence

    Saturday, April 28 2007 1:08 PM EDT2007-04-28 17:08:37 GMT
    Earlier this week we shared our opinion on the proposed animal shelter for the city of Jonesboro. We singled out Alderman Jim Hargis on his stance of the new facility and Mr. Hargis shared this reply...
  • Consider This - April 23, 2007

    New Facilities for Animal Control

    New Facilities for Animal Control

    Tuesday, April 24 2007 7:16 AM EDT2007-04-24 11:16:58 GMT
    It has been over two years since conversation began regarding the construction of new animal control facilities in Jonesboro. There has been quite a bit of debate and discussion, which is always good, but...
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    Body Mass Index Testing In Schools

    Friday, March 30 2007 4:28 PM EDT2007-03-30 20:28:26 GMT
    BMI testing in schools has recently been a hot topic inthe media. After a few years of requiring students to undergo these Body Mass index tests, some are calling for an end to them.  Some say the results are inaccurate and make relativiely healthy children think they have a weight problem.
  • Consider THAT with Rhonda Eveland

    Consider THAT with Rhonda Eveland

    Friday, March 23 2007 6:05 PM EDT2007-03-23 22:05:03 GMT
    In at least some areas of northeast Arkansas abusing an animal brings a harsher bond than abusing a child...
    In at least some areas of northeast Arkansas abusing an animal brings a harsher bond than abusing a child...
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  • Consider This - November 6, 2006

    Just Do It: Vote!

    Just Do It: Vote!

    Monday, November 6 2006 8:06 PM EST2006-11-07 01:06:44 GMT
    On Election Day, we vote for the men and women who will lead the state of Arkansas for the next few years...
  • Consider This - October 30, 2006

    Magnet Schools

    Magnet Schools

    Monday, October 30 2006 9:37 PM EDT2006-10-31 02:37:51 GMT
    It is exciting that the Jonesboro Public School System is considering transitioning to a magnet school structure. Magnet schools have been around for 30 plus years across the United States giving students an opportunity to focus on specific subjects...
  • Consider This - October 23, 2006

    More Viewers' Feedback

    More Viewers' Feedback

    Monday, October 23 2006 8:22 PM EDT2006-10-24 00:22:59 GMT
    It's been a while since we shared your feedback so we thought we would open up the mailbag this week and see what's on your mind...
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  • Consider This - March 5, 2007

    Traffic Signal Coordination

    Traffic Signal Coordination

    Tuesday, March 6 2007 6:55 AM EST2007-03-06 11:55:26 GMT
    If you have driven anywhere in the city of Jonesboro you have certainly had the unfortunate experience of dealing with traffic issues, particularly traffic signals that seem to have no synchronization...
  • Consider This - February 19, 2007

    Grocery Tax Relief Welcomed in Arkansas

    Grocery Tax Relief Welcomed in Arkansas

    Tuesday, February 20 2007 7:41 AM EST2007-02-20 12:41:38 GMT
    THANK YOU! To our state legislators who gave all of us a nice gift this past week by approving a measure to reduce the tax on groceries by 50% dropping the tax from 6% to 3%...
  • Consider This - February 16, 2007

    Fighting Drugs with Teamwork

    Fighting Drugs with Teamwork

    Tuesday, February 20 2007 7:41 AM EST2007-02-20 12:41:17 GMT
    We are proud this week to report on some great success due to teamwork which resulted in the arrests of several alleged drug dealers in Jonesboro. This success of this sting operation could turn out to...
  • Consider This - February 9, 2007

    Powering Our Lives With Renewable Energy Sources

    Powering Our Lives With Renewable Energy Sources

    Friday, February 9 2007 4:19 PM EST2007-02-09 21:19:40 GMT
    If you've kept up with the price of oil lately you've noticed that the fluctuations in the market have been like riding a roller coaster. The oil companies once again announced huge profits...
  • Consider This - February 5, 2007

    Murphy Oil Raises the Bar

    Murphy Oil Raises the Bar

    Monday, February 5 2007 5:34 PM EST2007-02-05 22:34:05 GMT
    Some great news came out of El Dorado this week when Murphy Oil Company announced a $50 million dollar program to help high school students pay for college tuition...
  • Consider This - January 29, 2007

    Proposed Grocery Tax Cut in Arkansas Legislature

    Proposed Grocery Tax Cut in Arkansas Legislature

    Monday, January 29 2007 8:47 PM EST2007-01-30 01:47:25 GMT
    Newly elected Governor Beebe fulfilled a campaign promise by proposing to cut in half the state's grocery tax taking the rate from the standard 6% to 3% effective July 1st of this year...
  • Consider This - January 26, 2007

    Non-Profit Partners for 2007

    Non-Profit Partners for 2007

    Friday, January 26 2007 10:00 AM EST2007-01-26 15:00:29 GMT
    At the first of the month we asked for your feedback in helping us determine a non-profit organization that KAIT could work with during 2007...
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    KAIT’s Charity ‘Adoption’ Initiative for 2007

    KAIT’s Charity ‘Adoption’ Initiative for 2007

    Wednesday, January 24 2007 12:53 PM EST2007-01-24 17:53:35 GMT
    There are so many organizations across Region 8 that provide wonderful services for their respective communities. We would like to adopt one charity this year and provide that group with the resources that will ensure all of Region 8 is aware of their mission...
  • Consider This - January 22, 2007

    Strong Local Leadership Fuels Growth

    Strong Local Leadership Fuels Growth

    Monday, January 22 2007 10:38 PM EST2007-01-23 03:38:22 GMT
    When new companies locate to this region you'll notice that certain organizations are always the first to receive a word of thanks from the newcomers...
  • Consider This - January 19, 2007

    Consider THAT Feedback

    Consider THAT Feedback

    Friday, January 19 2007 8:31 AM EST2007-01-19 13:31:24 GMT
    As you can imagine, we heard from several people regarding the topic of our first Consider THAT with Chief Yates last week, and we'll share a couple of those comments for your consideration...
  • Consider This - January 15, 2007

    A Community's 'Curb Appeal'

    A Community's 'Curb Appeal'

    Monday, January 15 2007 8:56 PM EST2007-01-16 01:56:58 GMT
    If you've ever been in the market to purchase or sell a home or business one of the things a realtor will discuss with you is curb appeal. Curb appeal can also be applied to communities...
  • Consider This - January 8, 2007

    Making a More Representative City Council

    Making a More Representative City Council

    Monday, January 8 2007 8:18 PM EST2007-01-09 01:18:01 GMT
    The Jonesboro City Council has begun the 2007 year with some newly elected aldermen and one open position that will be filled in the coming weeks. Now is the time to begin restructuring the current system to give the citizens of Jonesboro better representation beginning with the 2008 elections.
  • Consider This - December 21, 2006

    Give a Priceless Gift

    Give a Priceless Gift

    Friday, December 22 2006 10:58 AM EST2006-12-22 15:58:18 GMT
    You don't have to wrap it or beat the holiday rush to find it...
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