Emily Walkenhorst

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City's bias rule breaks law, Arkansas justices say

Case returns to Circuit Court

Subscriber onlyAn ordinance passed by Fayetteville voters protecting people from discrimination based on their sexual orientation and gender identity violates Act 137 of 2015, which prevents cities from enacting such protections, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday. Continue reading...

2 bills focus on sewage plants

Would tweak trust fund, fees

Subscriber onlyLegislation filed this week would require new nonmunicipal wastewater treatment plant owners to pay more funds into the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality's trust fund for emergency plant repairs. Continue reading...

Hog farm gets tentative OK of new permit

Opponent has ‘lots to say’ as comment period begins

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality issued tentative approval this week for C&H Hog Farms' application for a new permit for its operations near Mount Judea. Continue reading...

Conway's police, fire employees win ruling

High court OKs class-action suit

Subscriber onlyConway police officers and firefighters suing the city can do so with class-action status, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Continue reading...

Enviroment notebook

Subscriber only3 species taken off endangered-list bid Continue reading...

Scrap-tires bill in House fizzles by 1 vote

Subscriber onlyAn overhaul of Arkansas' system of handling old tires failed by a single vote in the House on Friday after opponents of the bill pleaded for more time to consider legislation that is a priority of Gov. Asa Hutchinson. Continue reading...

In lawsuit over botched 911 call, justices rule Little Rock not immune

Subscriber onlyThe city of Little Rock is not immune from being sued for damages in the case of a botched 911 call four years ago, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Continue reading...

Debate heard on Fayetteville's bias law

State challenging city's edict

Subscriber onlyAttorneys for Fayetteville and Arkansas debated before the state Supreme Court on Thursday the future of the city's ordinance banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Continue reading...

Justices: Arkansas murder convict of '94 due try for new trial

Subscriber onlyA man convicted of murder 23 years ago should be able to argue why he should get a new trial in Pulaski County Circuit Court, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday. He also should be granted pauper status and appointed an attorney. Continue reading...

School owes ex-landlord, court affirms

Court rules in favor of Fayetteville building owner in lease breach case

Subscriber onlyHaas Hall Academy must pay $41,540 in rent owed to Paradigm Building LLC from 2015, the Arkansas Court of Appeals affirmed in a ruling Wednesday. Continue reading...

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