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Decision reversed for 65-mile trail between Little Rock, Hot Springs; 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 that would run between Little Rock and Hot Springs. Continue reading...

Interviews over, Bobbitt to pick UAMS leader

Both candidates have state roots

Subscriber onlyThe second of two finalists for the chancellor position at UAMS wrapped up his interview introductions in Arkansas this week, setting the stage for the selection of who will be the next leader of the state's academic medical system. Continue reading...

Pulaski County officials will revive proposal for 65-mile hike and bike trail

Vote fell short last month on grant match for LR-Hot Springs hike-bike path

Subscriber onlyPulaski County leaders are hoping the second time is the charm for a resolution that would be a first step toward a paved 65-mile hike and bike trail between Little Rock and Hot Springs. Continue reading...

Little Rock public housing plans multimillion-dollar renovation

Firm keeps rent, repairs LR units

Subscriber onlyA multimillion-dollar rehabilitation plan that aims to address badly needed repairs in many of Little Rock's public housing buildings is officially underway, Little Rock public housing officials have announced. Continue reading...

Hack pushes state to review contract

Breach hit data of 598,533 job seekers

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Department of Workforce Services is shopping for a new database provider to host and administer the state's virtual employment tool after nearly 600,000 Arkansans were affected by a data breach in the spring. Continue reading...

$1.9M in grants buoy two NW drug courts

Subscriber onlyThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced it will release up to $1.9 million to two Arkansas drug court programs in Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

UAMS chancellor hopeful visits

Camden native says hospital’s top job is important to state

Subscriber onlyDr. Danny Jacobs will have spent several days this week meeting, speaking and handshaking his way into the favor of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences community. Continue reading...

$28,500 added to Pulaski County's spay-neuter fund

Donations to property tax bill start spay-neuter program

Subscriber onlyPulaski County's spay-neuter fund, created last year to help stem the tide of stray animals entering shelters, has netted $28,500 so far this year. Continue reading...

North Little Rock fills housing slots fast

Online sign-ups raise complaints

Subscriber onlyAt 9 a.m. on Tuesday, the North Little Rock Housing Authority opened its waiting list to housing-voucher applicants for the first time in nearly three years, and people had to act fast. Continue reading...

Pulaski County push to ban violence-fueling concerts finds little support; free speech overrules proposal

Subscriber onlyA proposal that would urge cities in Pulaski County to enact prohibitions against any concerts or performers with lyrics that would "promote or incite violence" found little support from the Pulaski County Quorum Court on Tuesday evening. Continue reading...

Housing agency in North Little Rock opens up voucher list

600 slots on offer; sign-ups this time taken only online

Subscriber onlyFor the first time in nearly three years, the North Little Rock Housing Authority will open its waiting list for Section 8 vouchers to no more than 600 applicants this week. If history is any guide, demand for those 600 slots will be high. Continue reading...

At-risk youths focus of effort in three counties

Pulaski is latest to embrace ideas to cut detention rates

Subscriber onlyA wing of Benton County's juvenile detention facility that once held delinquent youths is undergoing a transformation. Continue reading...

Rapper faces gun charge in shooting outside Arkansas club days before Little Rock performance

Subscriber onlyA Memphis rapper whose Little Rock concert broke out in gunfire early Saturday now faces a federal gun charge in connection with the shooting of a woman at another Arkansas club a week ago. Continue reading...

At-risk youths focus of effort in 3 counties

Pulaski is latest to embrace ideas to cut detention rates

Subscriber onlyA wing of Benton County's juvenile detention facility that once held delinquent youths is undergoing a transformation. Continue reading...

Funding proposal rejected for 65-mile trail between Little Rock, Hot Springs

Grant requires county match

Subscriber onlyThe Pulaski County Quorum Court rejected a funding proposal that would have been the first step toward constructing a recreational trail between Little Rock and Hot Springs. Continue reading...