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State notice on Arkansas hog farm issued

Agency draft of permit denial opens public comment period

Subscriber onlyArkansas environmental regulators issued Monday their public notice of a draft decision to deny a new operating permit to a large hog farm in the Buffalo River's watershed. Continue reading...

$1.4M earmarked for Illinois River for cleanup projects

Subscriber onlyAbout $1.4 million appropriated more than a decade ago to help the Illinois River will be distributed to applicants who want to implement practices to improve the river’s condition. Continue reading...

NW Arkansas cities revisit water proposal

Subscriber onlyA group of Northwest Arkansas cities is amending its proposal for a statewide nutrient pollution trading program after receiving dozens of comments from people concerned about its draft state regulation. Continue reading...

Census figures show drop in state poverty

Subscriber onlyFewer Arkansans lived in poverty in 2017 than in the several years before, according to data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Continue reading...

Body found in Arkansas apartment once rented by missing woman, jailed son

Subscriber onlyFort Smith police have recovered a body from an apartment once rented by a missing woman and her son, an officer said Monday. Continue reading...

Trustee Favors to lead Arkansas Baptist College

Subscriber onlyArkansas Baptist College has hired one of its trustees to be its new interim president, the college announced this week. Continue reading...

Little Rock doctor struck by drunken driver treated in trauma system he helped create

Subscriber onlyShortly after a Jeep Cherokee crashed into his motorcycle, Todd Maxson lay in his critical-care hospital bed, broken and bruised all over his body, and told his wife, Amy, he was going to dance with her again. Continue reading...

State official will lead U.S. nonprofit School recyclers can pursue grants Batesville district to get solar boost

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Environment notebook

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North Little Rock man admits fatal stabbing, police say

Subscriber onlyAuthorities arrested a 49-year-old North Little Rock man Friday night who, they say, confessed to stabbing another man to death. Continue reading...

Pulaski County revising recycler contract

Revenue sought as profits decline

Subscriber onlyPulaski County officials are renegotiating the last six months of their contract for most county recycling services and are considering increasing their payment to the contractor by more than a half-million dollars. Continue reading...

Court dismisses application request

Subscriber onlyAn appeal over an approved permit modification for land application of hog manure as fertilizer was dismissed by the Arkansas Court of Appeals last week. Continue reading...

Reports aid state in look at levees, but district data remain sketchy

Subscriber onlyArkansas officials have collected more than 100 reports from levee districts across the state, giving state leaders a better look for the first time at what districts exist, who is on their boards and what the districts' boundaries are. Continue reading...

Environment Notebook

Subscriber onlyLitter pickup set at park near river Continue reading...

Panel orders reissue of Arkansas hog-farm denial

Permit decision must be draft, it says

Subscriber onlyAn application for a hog farm permit will return to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality to be reconsidered during a new public-comment period, the agency's appellate body decided Friday in a unanimous vote. Continue reading...

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