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Arkansas newspaper's ex-publisher, editor dies at age 88

Subscriber onlyLongtime Jonesboro Sun editor and publisher John Troutt Jr. died Thursday night from a lung infection, according to family. Continue reading...

Arkansas scrap-tire district says mismanagement is over

Subscriber onlyA regional scrap-tire district has gotten rid of its tire dumps, created a business plan and become more transparent with its oversight board, leaders say. Continue reading...

Arkansas hog farm argues agency erred in decision process

Subscriber onlyAttorneys for a hog farm in the Buffalo River watershed have filed a motion for summary judgment in their appeal of environmental regulators' denial of the farm's new permit application. Continue reading...

Memphis overflow into Arkansas slim; river a barrier to suburban growth

Subscriber onlyMemphis' suburbs across the state line in Arkansas are exceptions to the trend of growing suburbs near urban centers. Continue reading...

Environment notebook

Subscriber onlyEPA gives $1.4M to state agencies Continue reading...

Arkansas wastewater permits expire, but facilities continue to operate

Subscriber onlyAt least 40 utility and industrial facilities continue to operate while their permit renewal applications idle indefinitely. Some of those permits expired as long ago as 2008. Continue reading...

Festival offers bit of Africa in Little Rock

Event features colorful, traditional artwork, clothing, foods

Subscriber onlyThe award for the best-dressed man at the second annual Africa Day Fest in Little Rock went to someone dressed in finery that many Africans wear only on the most special of occasions. Continue reading...

Environment notebook

Subscriber onlyAgency to submit rule-making plan Continue reading...

Arkansas' towns fade as suburbs flourish; census data show metro-area growth

Subscriber onlyArkansas' fastest-growing cities are largely suburbs, and smaller cities that aren't near an urban center are mostly shrinking, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Continue reading...

Environment noteboo

Subscriber onlyRule tweaks sought for disposal wells Continue reading...

Jefferson County sheriff wins in county judge race

Subscriber onlyThe Jefferson County sheriff will be the county's new chief executive, and his third-in-command will take over as sheriff. Continue reading...

Claim that Arkansas day care worker had boy pelted by rocks probed

Subscriber onlyPolice are investigating a claim that a Forrest City day care worker ordered children to pelt another child with rocks as punishment, authorities said last week. Continue reading...

Environmental notebook

Subscriber onlyRule tweaks sought for disposal wells Continue reading...

3 Democratic candidates spar in Jefferson County sheriff's race

Subscriber onlyFunding struggles and whether the current administration is adequately serving Jefferson County are major issues for the three candidates running for county sheriff. Continue reading...

$5.4M allotted to water districts

Subscriber onlyArkansas natural resources officials on Wednesday approved $5.4 million in loans and grants to water and sewer districts and accepted more than a half-million dollars back from a levee district. Continue reading...