Emily Walkenhorst

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New study to require drilling at hog farm

Subscriber onlyState-hired scientists continued to state Friday that research shows no evidence that C&H Hog Farms is polluting its surrounding environment in the Buffalo River watershed, and the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality announced it would commission a study of the facility as requested by opponents of the hog farm. Continue reading...

Hot weather but one factor in ozone level

Cars, industrial emissions, humidity said to play roles

Subscriber onlyArkansas and Memphis officials will continue to monitor air quality on high-temperature days this summer, they said, but it’s difficult to predict whether air quality will be an issue if hot weather persists. Continue reading...

Alert on air pollution extends into Arkansas

Subscriber onlyThe air quality in the Memphis metropolitan area, including where it extends into Arkansas, was declared "unhealthy for the general public" Friday, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Memphis said. Continue reading...

Recycling penalties on hold by hauler

Confusion over acceptable items cited

Subscriber onlyLocal recycling officials will wait before deciding how people who repeatedly recycle improperly should be more uniformly penalized. Continue reading...

He died alone, but many honor veteran

Out-of-state kin among dozens at military funeral for eight-year soldier

Subscriber only William Reina may have died in central Arkansas with no family near, but the former soldier was surrounded by a few dozen people Friday who wanted to commemorate his life and give him a proper military sendoff. Continue reading...

Recycler to audit 3 cities' residents

Mayors to decide 3-strikes result

Subscriber onlyThe curbside recycling contractor for Little Rock, North Little Rock and Sherwood will begin auditing recycling bins Monday to determine repeat offenders of the recycling service. Continue reading...

Hog-farm foes seek data before pond liners added

Subscriber onlyOpponents of the hog farm in the Buffalo National River watershed have asked the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality to not allow the hog farm to install protective liners beneath the manure ponds until further research is done on whether the ponds are polluting. Continue reading...

Girl charged in killings of Conway couple suspends child-court bid

Attorney for 17-year-old says hearing can wait until plea-deal talks conclude

Subscriber onlyA Faulkner County circuit judge on Wednesday granted a motion to suspend the juvenile-transfer hearing for the 17-year-old girl accused with three other teenagers in the shooting deaths of a Conway couple last summer. Continue reading...

Irrigation projects on tap again in water-saving efforts in state

Subscriber onlyAfter reducing water use by 25 percent last year at about two dozen fields in Arkansas, the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is going back this summer to show more farmers how they can use less water while maintaining the same crop yield. Continue reading...

2 bodies receive $1.2M to assess, clean up sites

Subscriber onlyTwo Arkansas entities received $1.2 million in grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its Brownfields program to clean up or assess sites that are difficult to develop because of contamination or the possibility of contamination, the EPA announced Friday. Continue reading...

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