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Emily Walkenhorst

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Fire stations seek funds, staff, lower ISO ratings

Subscriber onlyFire departments in Arkansas — and nationwide — are subject to new standards this year from the company that evaluates their abilities to respond to fires, which in turn affects what kind of coverage an insurance company is willing to provide homeowners. Continue reading...

108 who gave full measure hailed

Event calls the roll of Arkansans killed in Iraq,Afghanistan

Subscriber onlyA bell rang every few seconds for more than 10 minutes inside Sherwood Forest on Saturday, honoring each central Arkansan who died while serving in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Continue reading...

JPs reject using reserves on insurance

Some wary of setting precedent of paying employee premium increases...

Subscriber onlyThe Pulaski County Quorum Court Budget Committee voted Tuesday night to indefinitely table a proposal that would have covered employees' insurance premiums through the end of the year using reserve-fund money. Continue reading...

4 cubs take public to cute-ville

Rare tiger babies make debut at LR Zoo, steal the show

Subscriber onlyThe Little Rock Zoo’s 4-month-old Malayan tiger cubs pounced, chased and climbed all over their habitat at their public debut Saturday morning. Continue reading...

County panel sues state over absentee-ballots ID rules

Subscriber onlyThe Pulaski County Election Commission and County Clerk Larry Crane filed suit against the state Board of Election Commissioners on Wednesday, asserting that the board overstepped its authority when it established a policy on how county election commissions should handle absentee ballots under the state’s new voter-identification law. Continue reading...

Board names four finalists for insurance-exchange chief

Subscriber onlyThe competition for the executive director position with the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace was whittled down to four finalists — out of 39 applicants — Saturday, but only three have experience in state health-insurance exchanges. Continue reading...

Pulaski County election panel to file suit

Subscriber onlyThe Pulaski County Election Commission voted 2-0 Saturday to sue the state Board of Election Commissioners after the state board decided Friday to make changes to absentee ballot counting procedures that conflict with what the Arkansas attorney general’s office said is permissible by the state’s new voter-identification law. Continue reading...

Officials seek tax-collection bump of 2.9%

Residents of Pulaski County can get property-levy e-bills

Subscriber onlyThe Pulaski County treasurer’s office will seek $447 million in property taxes this year, up 2.9 percent from the collections sought in 2013. Continue reading...

Special election reprint ordered

Subscriber onlyOne number put in the wrong place resulted in a decision Saturday to reprint more than 53,600 ballots before the March 11 Pulaski County special millage election. Continue reading...

Dad shoots at teens, kills girl, police say

Subscriber onlyA 15-year-old Little Rock girl is dead after what police said was an ongoing “friendly” prank war between a group of teenagers and at least one other teenager escalated into gunshots from a parent early Saturday morning, police said. Continue reading...

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