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Judge denies motion in Protect Fayetteville lawsuit

Today’s hearing canceled, voting continues in city’s special election

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A group's attempt to stop the special election on the city's Uniform Civil Rights Protection ordinance has failed. Continue reading...

Judge won’t rule in Protect Fayetteville lawsuit

Friday hearing canceled, voting continues in city’s special election

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE — Washington County Circuit Judge Doug Martin has canceled a Friday hearing on a lawsuit seeking to stop Fayetteville’s special election on a contentious anti-discrimination law. Continue reading...

Fayetteville starts Rupple Road extension

Project a key link in mayor’s ‘box’ of boulevards

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A major west Fayetteville street connection will give drivers a new way to get to Walmart, Lowe's and other businesses along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Continue reading...

Arkansas Attorney General: Fayetteville anti-discrimination law unenforceable

Local lawyers disagree, early voting still on through Friday

Subscriber onlyWith early voting well underway Tuesday in Fayetteville, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge issued an opinion saying the proposed Uniform Civil Rights Protection ordinance -- and several other anti-discrimination measures across the state -- violate Arkansas law and, thus, are unenforceable. Continue reading...

Opposition group seeks injunction blocking Fayetteville special election

County officials say early voting will proceed

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- County officials said early voting will proceed today despite a lawsuit filed Monday afternoon seeking to block a public vote on Fayetteville's proposed Uniform Civil Rights Protection ordinance. Continue reading...

Lawsuit seeks to stop public vote on Fayetteville ordinance

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE — Representatives for Protect Fayetteville, the group opposing the city’s Uniform Civil Rights Protection ordinance, asked Washington County Circuit Judge Doug Martin on Monday to issue a permanent injunction blocking a public vote on the measure. Continue reading...

National group out on anti-bias law

Subscriber onlyIf proponents are successful Sept. 8 in ratifying Fayetteville's Uniform Civil Rights Protection ordinance, it will be without the support of the nation's largest LGBT advocacy organization. Continue reading...

Fayetteville hires communications, HR directors

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The city has made two major hires this summer. Continue reading...

Civil Rights ordinance campaigns report finances

Pro-ordinance group identifies about 20 times as many donors

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The group supporting the city's Uniform Civil Rights Protection ordinance raised nearly twice as much money as opponents through the end of July, according to financial filings with the Arkansas Ethics Commission. Continue reading...

Fayetteville Planning Commission approves designs for Kappa Alpha fraternity house

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- One of the University of Arkansas' oldest fraternities is planning a new house northeast of Maple Street and Storer Avenue, across from the Pi Beta Phi Centennial Gate. Continue reading...

Fayetteville drops case against former Uber driver

Ride-hailing services now allowed with state permit

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The city prosecutor's office decided this week not to pursue charges against a former Uber driver for failing to register as a taxi company. Continue reading...

Council weighs zoning requests

Fayetteville aldermen nix Cleveland Street plan, give Huntsville Road project the go-ahead

Subscriber onlyThe City Council took final action Tuesday on two rezonings that have been debated for months. Continue reading...

City won't post restaurant taxes

State law point of debate

Subscriber onlyBecause of a recent change to state law, the city and Advertising and Promotion Commission will no longer make public detailed information about hotel, motel and restaurant taxes businesses pay -- or do not pay -- each month. Continue reading...

Fayetteville to begin $4 million IT upgrade

Subscriber onlyFayetteville residents will get utility bills faster if the city undertakes a major overhaul of its computer network. Continue reading...

Opponents rally against Fayetteville anti-discrimination law

Oregon bakers used as example of business infringement

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- More than 200 people came to University Baptist Church on Tuesday for a "rally against religious persecution." Continue reading...

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