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Jails turn to private providers for inmate health care operations

Subscriber onlyPrivatized health care service in county jails has become an enticing option to many sheriffs across the state, some of whom feel outmatched by the expensive and complex responsibility of inmate health care. Continue reading...

Arkansas jails turn to private providers for health care

Inmates still come up short, attorneys say; small lockups priced out of service

Subscriber onlyPrivatized health care service in county jails has become an enticing option to many sheriffs across the state, some of whom feel outmatched by the expensive and complex responsibility of inmate health care. Continue reading...

Ethics panel clears Little Rock mayoral hopeful of wrongdoing

LR ordinance, statute differ

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock mayoral hopeful Warwick Sabin was cleared of any wrongdoing by the Arkansas Ethics Commission on Friday after a complaint filed earlier this month accused Sabin's campaign of violating a state statute. Continue reading...

Plans for hiking, biking trail from Little Rock to Hot Springs clear pivotal hurdle

Subscriber onlyPlans to construct a 65-mile hiking and biking trail between Little Rock and Hot Springs cleared a pivotal hurdle this week. Continue reading...

Partial eclipse enough for many in state

Temperatures drop, crickets awaken as onlookers enjoy rare phenomenon

Subscriber onlyThe sky became dimmer, temperatures dropped by 5 degrees, confused crickets chirped briefly and thousands of Arkansans stopped what they were doing and stared skyward Monday. Continue reading...

Alcohol-sales vote sought by 2 cities in Pulaski County

Subscriber onlyJacksonville and Sherwood are now squared away for each of their respective city councils to approve a resolution calling a special election to allow alcohol sales in a dry pocket of the urban area. Continue reading...

After 20,000 glasses recalled, Little Rock students will watch eclipse via video indoors

Subscriber onlyKenda Dearing has ordered 1,000 pairs of NASA-approved, International Organization for Standardization-compliant eclipse glasses for every student and staff member in the Searcy County School District ahead of Monday's solar eclipse. Continue reading...

Lawsuit challenges watershed’s zoning code as unconstitutional

Subscriber onlyThe Lake Maumelle Watershed Zoning Code has come under the microscope in a property rights lawsuit that has led a Wye Mountain landowner to challenge the code's constitutionality. Continue reading...

Garland County backs funding for 65-mile trail to Little Rock

Subscriber onlyDesigns for a 65-mile hiking and biking trail between Little Rock and Hot Springs moved another step forward Monday as the Garland County Quorum Court approved a funding measure. Continue reading...

Hopes high 1919 events make parks list

Subscriber onlyIn September 1919, former slave and reverend Elias Camp Morris became a peacemaker. Continue reading...

Hopes high 1919 events in Arkansas make National Park Service list

Subscriber onlyIn September 1919, former slave and reverend Elias Camp Morris became a peacemaker. Continue reading...

Judge says Little Rock living standards implied in lease

Onus put on Little Rock landlords

Subscriber onlyA Pulaski County circuit judge has issued a ruling stating that because minimum standards of safety and habitability are set by Little Rock city code, those standards are implied in any lease agreement in the city. Continue reading...

Husband, wife both get prison for fraud

Subscriber onlyChief U.S. District Judge Brian Miller on Friday sentenced two public housing officials who pleaded guilty last fall to charges related to a 13-year scheme through which they embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funds. Continue reading...

Arkansas spouses both get prison for fraud

Des Arc couple stole U.S. funds

Subscriber onlyChief U.S. District Judge Brian Miller on Friday sentenced two public-housing officials who pleaded guilty last fall to charges related to a 13-year scheme through which they embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funds. Continue reading...

Quorum Court pulls U-turn on trail for bikes

Pulaski County accepts U.S. cash

Subscriber onlyThere was standing room only on Thursday evening as the Pulaski County Quorum Court voted to reverse a decision made last month over a 65-mile hike and bike trail between Little Rock and Hot Springs. Continue reading...

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