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[2 Apr 2011 | 7 Comments | 6,104 views]
‘Heroic’ Rogers mailman arrested on drug charges

James Dupont, the Rogers mailman who was recognized for pulling three people out of a burning car and saving their lives in June, was arrested on Friday on two drug related charges.
Dupont, of Cassville, Mo., is a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALCS) Branch 1514 in Rogers, Ark. That union is part of the AFL-CIO, which named him National Hero of the Year in a Washington, D.C., ceremony in October for his bravery.
An anonymous source who requested anonymity confirmed that Dupont is the same man who was …

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[1 Feb 2011 | 2 Comments | 2,434 views]
State Legislature still talking about illegal immigrants

Last week the House Committee on State and Governmental Affairs considered HB 1013 which, if passed, will impose penalties on contractors who knowingly hire illegal immigrants to work on projects.
Specifically, HB 1013 — which is sponsored by State Rep. Jim Nickels (D-Sherwood) — would allow the Contractors Licensing Board to impose penalties on contractors who knowingly hire people who are not authorized to work in the United States. The bill further states that penalties would be imposed on contractors who knowingly hire subcontractors who hire illegals.
The bill drew some …

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[24 Jan 2011 | One Comment | 3,890 views]
Arkansas unions riled up over illegal immigrants

A bill imposing penalties against contractors who knowingly hire illegal immigrants is due to go before a state House committee on Wednesday and some Arkansas unions have been asked to come to the state Capitol and show their support for it.
The bill at issue is HB 1013, which is sponsored by State Rep. Jim Nickels (D-Sherwood). The bill, if passed, will allow the state Contractors Licensing Board to impose penalties on contractors who — directly or through a subcontractor — knowingly hire people who are not authorized to work in …