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Emily Walkenhorst

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County to stream, archive Quorum Court meetings

Subscriber onlyPulaski County plans to pay nearly $23,000 in the next year for services that will broadcast Quorum Court meetings live on the Internet and then archive them for future viewing. Continue reading...

Agency adds two water plan hearings

Subscriber onlyTwo new public hearings have been added to the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission's statewide hearing tour this summer on the state's new water plan -- the first in more than 20 years. Continue reading...

Agency advises state eye on levees

Draft lists ideas for better system

Subscriber onlyArkansas Natural Resources Commission officials have compiled a list of ways to address the state's mostly unregulated levee system, beginning with identifying the existing levees and the parties responsible for them. Continue reading...

Environment notebook

Subscriber onlyBoard backs suit on EPA water rule The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission board voted Wednesday to oppose the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s revision to the Clean Water Act known as the Clean Water Rule or Waters of the United States. Continue reading...

Testing of vaporized hog waste to begin

Subscriber onlyFlorida-based Plasma Energy Group plans to test new vaporizing technology on hog waste produced at Sandy River Farm in Conway County this month in hopes of eventually using the technology at C&H Hog Farms in Newton County to allay concerns of environmental groups upset about C&H's presence in the Buffalo River watershed. Continue reading...

Quapaw tribe willing to sign no-casino pact for land near LR Port

Subscriber onlyThe Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma's chairman is willing to sign an agreement stating that the tribe will not build a casino on the property it owns in Pulaski County if it's taken into federal trust, he wrote in a letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs this week. Continue reading...

$3M pact a first step for study of 3 rivers

Subscriber onlyAfter 50 years of concerns and temporary fixes around three rivers in the Arkansas Delta, state and federal officials signed a $3 million cost-sharing agreement Thursday to begin a study on finding a permanent solution to ensure the waterways stay navigable. Continue reading...

Little Italy gets delay to prep incorporation bid

Subscriber onlyFacing opposition from community groups and public entities in central Arkansas, Little Italy leaders requested and were granted an extension to prepare for their hearing to incorporate into a new town within Pulaski County. Continue reading...

Gay spouses get time to enroll

County opens benefits period for newlywed employees

Subscriber onlyPulaski County opens its special benefits enrollment period for same-sex spouses today. Continue reading...

UCA pacts bring world to its halls

Congolese, Ivorians stroll campus

Subscriber onlyJosue Mpia left his hometown of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to study at a university in Bangalore, India, and then at another in Shanghai before he ended up in Conway, where he said he finally felt like he could see a future for himself. Continue reading...

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