Julia Kraus

Intern, KUAR News

Julia Kraus is an intern for KUAR News' fall 2019 internship program. She will graduate May 2021 from Hendrix College in Conway, Ark. with a BA in Philosophy. She is interested in reporting on issues involving politics, economics and culture, and hopes to pursue a career in journalism or law.

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In partnership with Arkansas Women’s Outreach, the Central Arkansas Library System will begin providing women’s hygiene products from its main branch on Monday, Oct. 7.

Crystal Edwards is overseeing the pilot program and says the idea was started by staff at the downtown library.

Little Rock Police Chief Keith Humphrey speaking at Monday's announcement alongside Mayor Frank Scott, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the eastern district of Arkansas Cody Hiland and other officials.
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The Little Rock Police Department is receiving more than $1 million in federal grants, which officials say will allow access to new technology and provide better assistance to victims of crime.

The city received three separate grants. One will allow the department to buy a National Integrated Ballistic Information Network system, or NIBIN. Captain Ken Temple said having it in-house can provide valuable information quickly for gun-related crimes.