Emily Walkenhorst

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Scrap-tires hearing put off until Oct. 26

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has canceled its public hearing today on proposed changes to the state's scrap-tire rules and rescheduled it for next month. Continue reading...

State-hired contractor completes testing for manure leaks at hog farm

Subscriber onlyState contractors have wrapped up their drilling project to test for hog manure leakage at C&H Hog Farms near the Buffalo National River, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality spokesman Kelly Robinson said Tuesday. Continue reading...

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Mayor of Monticello charged with felony

Police investigate city check, invoice

Subscriber onlyMonticello Mayor Zack Tucker fraudulently funneled funds from the city and solicited loans that he never repaid from the city and economic development agencies to a nonprofit he had ties with, according to a state police investigation. Continue reading...

Homes to tie in to city sewer

Conway Corp. to service tract

Subscriber onlyDevelopers of a subdivision near Conway have reached an agreement with Conway Corp. for city sewer service. Continue reading...

Environment notebook

Subscriber onlyManure-leak tests to begin at hog farm Continue reading...

Recycler blames driver turnover

Waste panel told of pickup lapses

Subscriber onlyDriver turnover has contributed to missed recycling pickups in Pulaski County in recent months, a Waste Management official told the Regional Recycling and Waste Reduction District board Thursday. Continue reading...

Recycler shelves trash-track plan

Will put educational campaign first instead of punishment, company says

Subscriber onlyWaste Management has suspended its initiative to track which homes are adding trash to recycling loads because of insufficient staff training and a decision to pivot toward educational outreach before punishing people who contaminate the loads, a company spokesman said this week. Continue reading...

Cities field complaints of recycling no-shows

Subscriber onlyTechnical problems have contributed to an increase in missed recycling pickups in Little Rock, North Little Rock and Sherwood since June, Waste Management officials said Wednesday. Continue reading...

Little Rock shelter shifts to family units

Salvation Army eschews single men to target chronic poverty

Subscriber onlyThe Salvation Army in Little Rock no longer offers bed space for single men who are homeless and has turned its focus instead toward families who are homeless as a part of its national effort to combat poverty that's passed down from generation to generation. Continue reading...

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