Emily Walkenhorst

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Little Rock notebook

Subscriber onlyVote OKs restroom at Big Dam Bridge Little Rock will enter into a $230,048 contract with AMR Construction LLC to build a restroom at the Big Dam Bridge. Continue reading...

Hog farm will test vaporizer

But not enough waste to install it, Florida company says

Subscriber onlyThe Florida company planning to vaporize manure at a Mount Judea hog farm will test the equipment but will not permanently install it, the company president said last week. Continue reading...

Environment notebook

Subscriber onlyPollution board: End permits how? The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality will look into how it can discontinue the farm permitting program that it announced Thursday it would no longer offer, department Director Becky Keogh said Friday. Continue reading...

Agency to cease issuing permit like hog farm's

Dearth of applications cited

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality will discontinue the type of general permit that allowed a large hog farm to open in the Buffalo River watershed, the department announced Thursday. Continue reading...

Pulaski County notebook

Subscriber onlyRoad department pay rule approved Pulaski County justices of the peace approved an emergency ordinance Tuesday night that would allow the county comptroller to reimburse the Road and Bridge Department for the use of the department's employees to do work elsewhere. Continue reading...

Wildlife refuge to buy 978 acres for new habitat

Conservation effort aided by $2.4M in federal grants

Subscriber onlyThe Cache River National Wildlife Refuge in Arkansas will spend $2.4 million to purchase 978 acres of land using grant funds received last week from the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission. Continue reading...

Air pollution down in eastern Arkansas

County hoping to attract industry

Subscriber onlyCrittenden County Judge Woody Wheeless is glad the county finally got what he says it deserved: Word from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that its air quality is up to snuff. Continue reading...

Youth unit chief who resigned had tax debts, faced pay seizure

Subscriber onlyArkansas Department of Human Services officials were looking into whether the department needed to take action against Youth Services Division Director Marcus Devine when he resigned from the position this week, a department spokesman said Friday. Continue reading...

Youth agency chief abruptly puts in notice

2-sentence letter cites need to tend to ‘business affairs’

Subscriber onlyYouth Services Division Director Marcus Devine has resigned after 14 months on the job, the state Department of Human Services announced Thursday. Continue reading...

State's waterways list still all wet with EPA

Agencies at odds over methodology

Subscriber onlyThe final list of state impaired and polluted water bodies that Arkansas has submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reflects a continuation of the disagreement between the state Department of Environmental Quality and the EPA in regard to water quality assessment methods. Continue reading...

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