Emily Walkenhorst

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Incumbent JP draws primary rival

Subscriber onlyA school psychologist who has been a justice of the peace for three years and a Marine Corps reservist will face off in the March 1 Democratic primary election that will decide who represents District 5 on the Pulaski County Quorum Court starting in 2017. Continue reading...

County panel favors raises for employees

JPs expect higher revenue, want to slow staff turnover

Subscriber onlyMany Pulaski County employees would see higher pay under a recommendation backed by a Quorum Court committee Tuesday night designed to curb employee turnover. Continue reading...

Property-tax bills in county total $437.7M

Charges rise for real estate, business, drop for cars, boats

Subscriber onlyThe Pulaski County treasurer's office will mail out tax bills to county property owners later this month for $437.7 million. Continue reading...

Police beat

Subscriber onlyPolice seek robber of Metro PCS store Little Rock police are looking for a man who robbed a Metro PCS location at 7515 Geyer Springs Road, Suite 2, at 6:45 p.m. Friday. Continue reading...

Environmental notebook

Subscriber onlyNominees sought for pair of awards The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is accepting applications for two environmental awards for stewardship and technology until Feb. 22, according to a department news release. Continue reading...

Sewer-repair projects' costs put at $714M

But official says EPA figures underestimate state’s needs

Subscriber onlyArkansas' need for updating its wastewater infrastructure is $714.5 million, according to the latest Environmental Protection Agency estimates. But an official with the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission said that figure is likely an underestimate. Continue reading...

EPA to help Lake Village expand food, exercise options

Subscriber onlyLake Village will partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this year to plan expansions to the city's community garden and trails, the agency announced last week. Continue reading...

Jail fees, taxes lift county's revenue

Subscriber onlyPulaski County increased its revenue in 2015 by nearly $2.5 million, most of which is attributable to an increase in reimbursements made by the state for holding inmates in the county jail. Continue reading...

Drought plan draft underway

Arkansas 1 of 3 states to lack one

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Natural Resources Commission is beginning work on a drought plan to ensure that the state is prepared to respond to the next one like any other natural disaster, according to officials working on the plan. Continue reading...

Environment notebook

Subscriber onlyEPA favors county ozone-list revision The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recommended approving Arkansas' request to have Crittenden County redesignated as attaining the 2008 standard for ground-level ozone. Continue reading...

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