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A 'Smart' Little Rock reeling in jobs, mayor says in city review

posted: 03/30/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Mayor Mark Stodola billed Little Rock as a job-growing city that's attracting new businesses in his State of the City address Wednesday.

Proposal adds residential parking rule

posted: 03/29/2017 3:25 a.m. Discuss

It will be a code violation to park a boat or trailer in front of a residence for more than 24 hours if the Little Rock Board of Directors approves a code change recommended by city staff.

In Spanish, Little Rock offers road rules

posted: 03/27/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

Two years ago this month, a Hispanic woman confronted Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner at a meeting of a group created to foster outreach between city officials and police and the Spanish-speaking community.

OUR TOWN: Little Rock notebook

posted: 03/26/2017 3:11 a.m. Discuss

AETN documentaryexamines district

Big raises set at Little Rock 911 hub

posted: 03/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Starting salaries at Little Rock's 911 Communications Center will increase by about $6,500 for call-takers and $12,200 for dispatchers starting April 1 -- an effort officials hope will help retain those workers, eliminate vacancies and eventually shorten how long it takes to answer emergency calls.

Little Rock man's ban from city buildings after threats stays put

posted: 03/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A ban that keeps the man convicted of threatening Little Rock City Manager Bruce Moore from entering city buildings will continue for at least another year.

Official vote by Little Rock's board 7-2 on school-closings study

posted: 03/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Two Little Rock board members voted against a resolution Tuesday that asks the city's school district and the state commissioner of education to conduct an impact study before closing schools.

Little Rock city directors: Schools facing ax due a study

posted: 03/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Little Rock's elected officials have joined community activists in a request for the Little Rock School District and state commissioner of education to conduct an impact study before closing three schools and repurposing another.

Little Rock 911-staff pay scale unfinished

posted: 03/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock City Manager Bruce Moore is still working on a step-and-grade pay scale for 911 Communications Center employees in an effort to retain call takers and reduce the average time it takes to answer an emergency call.

Little Rock 911 center staffing perennial problem; vacancies pile up as call load rises

updated: 03/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

A decade of warnings, memos and complaints about understaffing and long 911 wait times at the Little Rock 911 Communications Center has produced few changes.

LR making tweaks to retain 911 center staffing

posted: 03/19/2017 2:59 a.m. Comments 2

Little Rock officials are looking at several ways to address the poor retention rate at the city's emergency dispatch center.

OUR TOWN: Little Rock notebook

posted: 03/19/2017 2:51 a.m. Discuss

Grant to help open 2nd LGBT shelter

Elderly housing project in west Little Rock opposed

posted: 03/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Residents of a west Little Rock neighborhood won the first battle in a fight against a company's attempt to build a community for senior citizens on property previously agreed to contain office buildings.

Little Rock man banned from City Hall after threat says free-speech right denied

posted: 03/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The man convicted of threatening Little Rock City Manager Bruce Moore has taken to standing outside City Hall with a large sign saying Moore and the mayor "hate free speech" as he challenges a ban keeping him out of the building.

Absences pile up for 1 Little Rock city director

updated: 03/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 13

Since the beginning of last year, Little Rock's Ward 2 City Director Ken Richardson has missed 40 percent of all voting meetings of the city board, far more than any other member, while also racking up the highest amount of expense reimbursements for trips.

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