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6-year job at I-430/I-630 winding down

Last touches on $150 million project to shut lanes before final flyover opens

Subscriber onlyAfter six years and $150 million, the finishing touches are finally being applied to the project to upgrade the Interstate 430/Interstate 630 interchange in west Little Rock. Continue reading...

School aims for transformation

$6.8M grant to help LR’s Baseline Elementary bounce back

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock’s Baseline Elementary School — labeled as an “academically distressed” school because of years of low pupil test scores on state exams — started this summer as the proverbial blank canvas. Continue reading...

Door polisher shines on job

Work at Capitol a point of pride

Subscriber onlyAs long as there are air and water and tourists with sweaty hands, Arkansas will need Richard Adcock -- or someone like him. Continue reading...

Licenses null, few attorneys settling debt

After 2 months, 42 of 934 pay to expunge suspensions

Subscriber onlyNearly two months ago, almost one out of every 10 attorneys licensed to practice law in the state saw his license suspended. Continue reading...

39-year career in court at an end

Fairness crucial, prosecutor says

Subscriber onlyA framed drawing of the teacher and four children who were killed in the 1998 Westside Middle School shooting hangs on the wall of Craighead County deputy prosecutor Mike Walden's conference room in his downtown office. Continue reading...

PB inmate nabbed after day on run

State police agents spot work-release escapee on highway

Subscriber onlyAn inmate who escaped from a work-release assignment Thursday morning in Pine Bluff was recaptured Friday afternoon in Pulaski County. Continue reading...

McDonald's labor hearing set

Board says LR worker fired for union-organizing effort

Subscriber onlyThe National Labor Relations Board wants a federal judge Monday to direct the operators of the downtown Little Rock McDonald's restaurant to "cease and desist from committing unfair labor practices" against employees who have supported unionizing efforts. Continue reading...

Sand firm again seeks Maumelle's OK for site

Subscriber onlyJeffrey Sand Co. is asking to locate a sand storage and distribution operation on 22 vacant acres just inside Maumelle's city limits, possibly renewing a fight with nearby homeowners and city officials over the property's use. Continue reading...

Fatalities way down since 1921

Subscriber onlySir: I read your column of June 13 on the 1950s version of Little Rock's traffic and safety manual, and note your observation on the old photos of wrecked cars in which many did not survive. Then I turn to page 3B and note "8 reported killed on Arkansas roads." I wonder what the weekly slaughter amounted to back in the day? I'm from California, population 38.8 million, and am shocked by the traffic death a day in the Natural State, population 2.9 million. How compares the "then" and "now?" -- Mike Continue reading...

Desegregation lawsuit lawyers ask to see judge

New district raises questions

Subscriber onlyAttorneys for black students in the long-running Pulaski County federal school desegregation lawsuit want a conference with the judge to discuss "urgent" concerns, including the operation of the new Jacksonville/North Pulaski School District. Continue reading...

Dad urges support for autistic son during run

Subscriber onlyA community of runners is showing its support for an autistic teenager bent on making his junior high cross-country team this fall. Continue reading...

Stray bullet kills boy, 11, in El Dorado; 2 charged

Subscriber onlyTwo El Dorado men have been arrested in connection with a Thursday night shooting that killed an 11-year-old boy, according to El Dorado police. Continue reading...

Man, 19, walking across I-30 killed

Subscriber onlyA Malvern man walking across Interstate 30 was hit and killed by a car in Saline County on Wednesday evening. Continue reading...

Past burglar held in 16 new break-ins

Subscriber onlyA Benton man was arrested Thursday, accused in 16 residential and commercial burglaries, according to a news release from Benton police. Continue reading...

State information systems deputy director resigns

Subscriber onlyWhen Herschel Cleveland joined the Department of Information Systems in 2007, the state was running out of room for servers. Cooling pipes -- carrying water beneath millions of dollars worth of fragile computer equipment -- needed replacement. Continue reading...

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