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2 states' river feud clearing up

Phosphorus still high in Illinois, but levels dropping

Subscriber onlyOnce an avid camper and canoeist, Ed Brocksmith no longer visits the Illinois River in east Oklahoma. Continue reading...

Progress comes slowly at site of defunct Arkansas chemical plant; pollutants linger in flood-risk zone

Subscriber onlySome officials in Phillips County say they aren’t concerned about incomplete cleanup of a chemical site in Helena-West Helena that is located in a flood-risk zone. Continue reading...

New plan makes recommendations to reduce pollution of 1 Arkansas river

Draft has advice to preserve river

Subscriber onlyA draft of the Buffalo River Watershed Management Plan is complete. Continue reading...

Arkansas' governor touts benefits of $1.2 million mapping effort

Subscriber onlyFor 19 days in January and February, five airplanes flew 19,000 feet above Arkansas, shooting 30,066 digital images of the entire state's terrain. Continue reading...

Environmental notebook

Subscriber onlyConservation key to tap USDA $10M Continue reading...

Nutrient proposal advances

At issue is curbs on phosphorus

Subscriber onlyThe first proposed outline to trade nutrients through a watershed has been approved to take to Arkansas' pollution control board nearly three years after the state Legislature voted to allow the proposals. Continue reading...

Environmental notebook

Subscriber onlyUSDA to give $10 million for grants Continue reading...

Clergy members from across Arkansas lament DACA's end in statement

Subscriber onlyMore than 100 clergy members from across Arkansas issued a statement Monday expressing "grief" over the end of the Deferred Action for Children Arrivals program and the lowering of refugee admission levels during a "global refugee crisis." Continue reading...

Environment notebook

Subscriber onlyProposals sought for water grants Continue reading...

Nutrient proposal advances

At issue is curbs on phosphorus

Subscriber onlyThe first proposed outline to trade nutrients through a watershed has been approved to take to Arkansas' pollution control board nearly three years after the state Legislature voted to allow the proposals. Continue reading...

Environment notebook

Subscriber onlyAgencies to study air near Memphis Continue reading...

UALR hires new law school dean; first woman to hold the job

Subscriber onlyThe University of Arkansas at Little Rock W. H. Bowen School of Law has hired a new dean who will start this summer. Continue reading...

Pulaski County waste district gets OK to draft rules for haulers

Audits find lack of licenses

Subscriber onlyThe solid-waste district in Pulaski County will draw up rules to potentially penalize trash haulers for dumping at landfills without a license. Continue reading...

Judgeship filled in Saline County

Comp agency’s Webb named

Subscriber onlyThe head of the Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission has been appointed to become a Saline County circuit judge later this month, according to a news release from the governor's office. Continue reading...

Health insurance program covering children, pregnant women in Arkansas nears deadline

Subscriber onlyArkansas children and pregnant women covered by a federal health insurance plan will continue to be covered until the end of March, even if Congress does not reauthorize funding by then, state officials said. Continue reading...