Emily Walkenhorst

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Arkansas Parole Board rejects 2 bids for clemency

Members hear arguments over third condemned man

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Parole Board on Monday released recommendations denying clemency for two death-row inmates and heard arguments on whether a third death-row inmate should be executed. Continue reading...

North Little Rock library asks volunteers to help crochet ‘plastic yarn’ into mats for homeless to sleep on

Subscriber onlyStaff members at North Little Rock's William F. Laman Public Library System are asking people to donate plastic bags and help it turn them into mats for people who are homeless. Continue reading...

Illegal tire dump suspect arrested

Subscriber onlyPulaski County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man earlier this month suspected of dumping more than 1,000 tires in Wrightsville. Continue reading...

Sponsor pulls sewer measure

LR’s studies on extraterritorial extensions prompt decision

Subscriber onlyRep. Andy Davis, R-Little Rock, has withdrawn a bill that would have established circumstances under which cities would have been required to extend sewer service to communities in their extraterritorial jurisdictions. Continue reading...

Group plans film festival's '18 Little Rock return

Year-round events include filmmaker forum in August

Subscriber onlyA group working to return an annual film festival to Little Rock announced Wednesday the formation of a new group that will set up a film festival in 2018. Continue reading...

U.S. agency lays out plan for saving fish

Yellowcheek darter found only in the Little Red River

Subscriber onlyThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued a draft plan for saving the yellowcheek darter fish, an endangered species found only in the forks of the Little Red River. Continue reading...

Enviromental notebook

Subscriber onlyComment extended on large hog farm Continue reading...

2 state agencies prepare for cuts

Plan would affect U.S. loans, grants

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump's proposed fiscal 2018 budget would cut funding from water and environmental programs that have been used in Arkansas. Continue reading...

Arkansas high court orders hearing on inmate's access to religious texts, services

Subscriber onlyA Jefferson County circuit judge must hold a hearing on an Arkansas inmate's request for an injunction against the Department of Correction in relation to his ability to practice his religion, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Continue reading...

Measure on landfill fee advances

Bill would make permanent prohibitions on use of trust fund

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas House's Public Health, Welfare and Labor committee and then the full House approved last week a bill that would keep a fee intended for post-closure work at landfills from going toward the recycling of electronics. Continue reading...

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