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Quapaw leader: No plans for casino on land near LR port

Subscriber onlyIn a deep, commanding voice, Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma Chairman John Berrey said he feels the presence of his ancestors on the former Thibault plantation southeast of Little Rock. Continue reading...

In twister-hit town, 100 rebuild a place for kids

Subscriber onlyAs Vilonia continues to recover from last year's tornado, more than 100 volunteers took to the soggy, muddy ground Saturday to rebuild a park for the town's growing number of children, making it even better than before. Continue reading...

NLR man found dead in county jail

Subscriber onlyPulaski County sheriff's deputies are investigating the possible suicide of an inmate who was found in an intake unit without a pulse early Saturday, a day after his 50th birthday. Continue reading...

Sides wrangle over haze cuts Costs' contrast with benefits for wilderness areas at issue

Subscriber onlyLITTLE ROCK -- Friends and foes of the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed plan to reduce haze in national wilderness areas voiced concerns Thursday about the costs involved and the environmental and health concerns associated with coal plants, although an EPA representative said health concerns would not be seriously considered. Continue reading...

Sides wrangle over haze cuts

Costs’ contrast with benefits for wilderness areas at issue

Subscriber onlyFriends and foes of the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed plan to reduce haze in national wilderness areas voiced concerns Thursday about the costs involved and the environmental and health concerns associated with coal plants, although an EPA representative said health concerns would not be seriously considered. Continue reading...

JPs back funding for county jail

Quorum Court sets final vote on plan to buy grinder pump

Subscriber onlyThe Pulaski County Quorum Court has given preliminary approval for spending $115,000 on a grinder pump to better control sewage coming from the county jail that has caused a backup at Interstate Park. Continue reading...

Emissions-cut hearing draws utilities' notice

Meeting Thursday in NLR to focus on proposal’s cost

Subscriber onlyRepresentatives of Arkansas utilities plan to attend a public hearing at the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality headquarters Thursday over a proposed federal plan to reduce emissions in Arkansas and Missouri. The plan would cost the utilities more than $1 billion. Continue reading...

LR officials list 17 goals for city on sustainability

Tree, street, food goals cited

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock officials unveiled the city's first set of environmental sustainability goals Thursday morning, including providing incentives for businesses to become more energy efficient, providing a mobile fresh-food market for low-income residents and planting trees. Continue reading...

Crowded jails feeling the strain, reports show

Confrontations, staff turnover up

Subscriber onlyBy many accounts, county jails across Arkansas have become more violent and tense as the number of state convicts and parole violators awaiting transfers to prisons flow in, crowding out many of the misdemeanor offenders and pretrial detainees that the jails were designed to hold. Continue reading...

Science fair displays students' ingenuity

250 put theories, inventions to test

Subscriber onlyThe bionic hand fashioned by 14-year-old Destany Ballard can hold and pick up objects that are as heavy as 2 pounds. Continue reading...

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