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Restart school talks, judge urges

Marshall: Separating 2 Pulaski County districts not my job

Subscriber onlyA federal judge said Friday that it's not his place to manage the separation of the Pulaski County Special and Jacksonville/North Pulaski school districts, and he urged the parties in the case who have stalled in their negotiations to restart their talks. Continue reading...

Placard, disabled indivisible

Subscriber onlyDear Mahatma: I am sending this as I have become aware of people using Grandma's handicap placard when she's not with them. I recently had to get one of these hangers myself and know that the handicapped person must be in the vehicle. There are never enough handicap places, so this is very hard on people who really need them. -- Sheila Continue reading...

Library '08 tax refund is OK'd

1.5 mills reaped a year too early

Subscriber onlyPulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox approved a plan Friday to redress $3.2 million in illegally collected property-tax revenue, ending almost seven years of litigation over a tax increase that benefited the Central Arkansas Library System. Continue reading...

Rogers lawyer picked for seat on ethics panel

Subscriber onlyAttorney Tony Juneau of Rogers is the newest member of the Arkansas Ethics Commission. Continue reading...

1 year in, Tech invests president

Bowen urges staff, students to find grit needed to succeed

Subscriber onlyRUSSELLVILLE -- Robin Bowen held on to the stair railing as the 12th president of Arkansas Tech University -- and the first female president of a college or university in the state -- climbed the four steps to her seat in the middle of the stage. Continue reading...

More out on attacks on inmate; jailer charged in case resigns

Subscriber onlyThe Pulaski County sheriff's office Friday released new details on two recent attacks on an inmate, a day after a jail officer facing criminal charges in connection with the beatings resigned. Continue reading...

Rogers attorney seat still empty after resignation, confusion

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- The City Council hasn't taken action to appoint a city attorney more than two months after Ben Lipscomb received $390,000 to resign from the post. Continue reading...

Ex-UA engineering dean is named interim provost

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Ashok Saxena, a former engineering dean and leader of a recently created biomedical engineering department, will take over as the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville's top academic officer, the university announced Thursday. Continue reading...

Insurance hub redoes budget

Subscriber onlyThe board working to establish Arkansas-based health insurance exchanges would allocate less money for computerized enrollment systems but more for staff salaries under a revised grant budget recommended Friday by the board's grant committee. Continue reading...

I-630 work entails traffic disruptions

Subscriber onlyWork on Interstate 630 in Little Rock will require a series of lane closures beginning Sunday and lasting through Friday, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said. Continue reading...

Quorum Court taps JP, 1 other to probe bridge

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A Washington County justice of the peace and the county judge's chief of staff will investigate the Road Department's work on at least one incomplete bridge, the Quorum Court voted Thursday. Continue reading...

Waller named UA's interim business dean

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Matt Waller, an associate dean leading the push to expand executive training, will take on the role of interim dean for the business college at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, the university announced Friday. Continue reading...

GOP senator who turned against Nixon

Subscriber onlyDETROIT -- Former U.S. Sen. Robert Griffin, a Michigan Republican whose withdrawal of support hastened President Richard Nixon's resignation during the Watergate scandal, has died at age 91. Continue reading...

Brill leads panel in UA job hunt

17 look for next chancellor

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A law school professor will head the 17-person search committee appointed to help find the next chancellor for the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, according to a list of committee members released Thursday by the UA System. Continue reading...

Identification allowed in ex-officer's case

4 teens picked out fired Jacksonville policeman as gun-waving assailant on road

Subscriber onlyPulaski County Circuit Judge Barry Sims on Thursday rejected an attempt by a former Jacksonville police officer, accused of threatening a pair of Little Rock teenagers at gunpoint, to challenge the teens' identification of him as their assailant. Continue reading...

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