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Emily Walkenhorst

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Pulaski County JPs vote to expand anti-bias policy

Subscriber onlyPulaski County justices of the peace approved expanding the county's nondiscrimination policy for employees Tuesday night, in addition to establishing nondiscrimination policies for county services and organizations with county contracts. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyCounty to add 31st, 32nd tornado sirens Two more tornado sirens are headed to west Pulaski County. Continue reading...

Advice: To fight bites, remove standing water

Subscriber onlyThe wet weather that Arkansas has seen this season means more breeding ground for mosquitoes, but people can best protect themselves from bites and bumps by cleaning up the puddles around their homes, said Dr. Susan Weinstein, the public health veterinarian at the Arkansas Department of Health. Continue reading...

Riverfest visitors from near, far

Backyard tourists as excited for food, fun as out-of-towners

Subscriber onlyUnderneath a "Greetings from Little Rock" sign in Riverfront Park, Riverfest attendees took pictures of themselves as if they were on a postcard. Continue reading...

ADEQ helps Fayetteville cap old landfill at regional park

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality agreed Thursday to spend up to $3.4 million to finish capping and repairing the closed C&L Landfill this summer in time for the city to continue building a regional park around and on top of the landfill site in the fall. Continue reading...

State agency allocates $3.4M to stabilize Fayetteville dump

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality will spend up to $3.4 million to install a leachate collection system and repair a ruptured cap on the C&L Landfill in Fayetteville this summer, in time for the city to continue constructing a park around and on top of the landfill in the fall. Continue reading...

LR letter opposes tribe's land bid

Mayor against federal trust unless tract is annexed by city

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock Mayor Mark Stodola sent a letter to the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs this week, opposing the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma's application to place 160 acres of its land near the Little Rock industrial port into federal trust unless the tribe agrees to have the land annexed into the city. Continue reading...

Sierra Club argues Nucor bid 'untimely'

Subscriber onlyNucor Steel-Arkansas and Nucor-Yamato Steel Co. do not qualify to intervene in a lawsuit between the Sierra Club and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, attorneys for the Sierra Club argued in a response filed Friday. Continue reading...

State to set water hearings

Groundwater use in plan a concern

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Natural Resources Commission will set public hearings for this summer on the state's proposed water plan, which has projected unsustainable levels of groundwater use in half of the state and made mitigation recommendations. Continue reading...

Water districts get agency's help

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Natural Resources Commission approved up to $1.9 million in loans and up to $368,225 in grants to rural water and wastewater districts Wednesday morning, including a $154,500 grant to a district officials have recommended for takeover. Continue reading...

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