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Housing Alliance calls off meeting

posted: 09/19/2014 4:17 a.m. Discuss

The Metropolitan Housing Alliance board in Little Rock canceled Thursday's monthly meeting without explanation.

Attorney: Won't bargain on windows

posted: 09/17/2014 3:47 a.m. Discuss

An attorney for the Junior League of Little Rock told the Little Rock Board of Directors on Tuesday that his client won't agree to the board's request that a mediator help settle a disagreement with preservationists about the replacement of 18 historic windows on the organization's downtown building.

LR plan envisions parked cars as buffers for bicycle lanes

posted: 09/15/2014 3:23 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock's bicycle and pedestrian coordinator wants to add a protected bike lane to a section of South Louisiana Street downtown when the street is resurfaced later this month.

Police-race queries roil LR forum

posted: 09/14/2014 3:10 a.m. Discuss

Candidates for the Little Rock Board of Directors took part in a forum Saturday in which they discussed neighborhood involvement in city government, balancing economic growth in residential areas and police interaction with community members.

OUR TOWN: Little Rock notebook

posted: 09/14/2014 2:50 a.m. Discuss

Commission seeks indoor-court study The Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau wants to study the feasibility of building an indoor multisport facility in Little Rock.

LR signs $60 million contract for theater costs

posted: 09/13/2014 2:37 a.m. Discuss

Officials approved a $60 million guaranteed maximum construction cost for the Robinson Center renovation project Friday but had to agree to what they described as minor tweaks to the plans in order to arrive at that total.

LR studies options as health costs rise

posted: 09/12/2014 3:33 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock Board of Directors asked the city manager to look into other health care options after the current provider raised premiums by more than 7 percent for the next calendar year.

Windows put historic status at risk

posted: 09/12/2014 3:29 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program would move to de-list the Junior League of Little Rock Building from the National Register of Historic Places if the city allows the league to replace its historic windows, the program's Director Missy McSwain wrote in a letter to the city this week.

Our Town : Little Rock notebook

posted: 09/12/2014 3:22 a.m. Discuss

Agency plans party for Clinton library

LR board hopefuls to debate

posted: 09/11/2014 5:19 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock Board of Directors candidates face off against one another Saturday in the first organized debate ahead of the Nov. 4 election.

2 say new deal hit on late clubs

posted: 09/10/2014 4:05 a.m. Comments 2

A new compromise has been reached in regard to an ordinance regulating 5 a.m. clubs in Little Rock, but some city directors said Tuesday that there's still more work to do before they could support the proposal.

LR official to probe housing execs' hiring

posted: 09/10/2014 3:48 a.m. Comment 1

Little Rock City Manager Bruce Moore has been asked to investigate staffing decisions at the Metropolitan Housing Alliance that resulted in reviving a nearly decade-old $92,000 executive job while several lower-level positions that deal directly with tenants weren't filled after layoffs.

Work to halt traffic on LR block

posted: 09/09/2014 3:29 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock's downtown water runoff project that caused a dispute between the city and business owners earlier this year over tree removal is closing a section of Main Street for three to four weeks, city officials announced Monday.

Housing execs hired; crew isn't

posted: 09/08/2014 4:04 a.m. Comments 4

The Metropolitan Housing Alliance revived a $92,000 deputy director job this year and hired another executive at a larger salary than his predecessor -- even as the agency in Little Rock has all of its 42 employees on furlough and has not filled 13 lower-level positions after layoffs.

LR skills training aims to put young adults on career tracks

posted: 09/08/2014 3:33 a.m. Discuss

Joshua Flynn went to a traditional four-year college after graduating from Hall High School in Little Rock but decided after a year there that university life wasn't for him.

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