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Chelsea Boozer

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LR plan bans soliciting gifts in, near roads

posted: 07/06/2015 4:35 a.m. Comments 5

It will be illegal to solicit donations along roadways and at intersections in the capital city if the Little Rock Board of Directors approves an ordinance Tuesday banning the practice.

Early voting on LR library tax to begin

posted: 07/05/2015 4:58 a.m. Discuss

Early voting will begin Tuesday to decide whether to lower and extend the Little Rock library tax.

Effort to rename LR road mounts

posted: 07/04/2015 2:36 a.m. Comments 2

When Little Rock city officials changed the name of Confederate Boulevard to Springer Boulevard more than 40 years ago, they left a few blocks of the road with its original title.

Robinson Center offers preview

posted: 07/02/2015 3:15 a.m. Comments 2

One year in and 130,000 man-hours later, the $68 million renovation of the Robinson Center is on time and on budget.

LR board gives 2 execs thumbs-up

posted: 07/01/2015 3:09 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock's city manager and city attorney received positive reviews from the Little Rock Board of Directors on Tuesday, but the board did not grant pay increases because of budgetary constraints.

Course prepares youths for work

posted: 06/29/2015 4:44 a.m. Comment 1

When Valerie Nix asked youths attending a "Dress for Success for Less" session Friday whether it was OK to let their pants sag, she got the typical monotonous and hushed "Nooo" from the group.

Our Town: Little Rock notebook

posted: 06/28/2015 2:58 a.m. Discuss

Robinson Theater's movie series opens The Ron Robinson Theater downtown has kicked off its summer movie series.

LR Zoo airs wish list at public hearing

posted: 06/26/2015 4:19 a.m. Discuss

Improved pathways or mist fans? Shaded walkways or updated restrooms? A playground or a splash pad? Little Rock Zoo officials soon will choose one project to seek grant funding for this year.

LR skate park's completion gets boost from grant

posted: 06/25/2015 3:09 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock plans to complete the skate park at Kanis Park with a $150,000 grant awarded to the city by the Coca-Cola Bottling Company, officials announced Wednesday.

Group earns grants to hire blind

posted: 06/23/2015 3:49 a.m. Discuss

A Little Rock manufacturing company that works to train and employ people who are blind or visually impaired plans to create 44 new jobs by next year with the help of two grants it received from the state and the U.S. Conference of Mayors this month.

Our Town: Little Rock notebook

posted: 06/21/2015 2:34 a.m. Discuss

Police on look out for bilingual recruits The Little Rock Police Department will host a recruitment session Tuesday in search for bilingual, Spanish-speaking employees.

Housing agency draws complaint on software pact

posted: 06/19/2015 2:32 a.m. Comment 1

A North Little Rock-based software firm filed a protest Thursday of the Little Rock public housing authority's award of a $183,000 software contract to an out-of-state company.

LR directors question police chief's shift of officers

posted: 06/18/2015 3:18 a.m. Comments 6

Little Rock city directors and the mayor told Police Chief Kenton Buckner at a board meeting Tuesday night that they disagreed with his decision to reassign neighborhood officers to the River Market District.

LR rejects requiring residency for police

posted: 06/17/2015 3:17 a.m. Discuss

A vote to require Little Rock police officers to live inside city limits failed 6-4 at a City Council meeting Tuesday that lasted until midnight.

Agency working on rules for Uber

posted: 06/14/2015 4:46 a.m. Discuss

The Public Service Commission is working to compose rules that ride-sharing technology companies such as Uber must follow ahead of a state law that goes into effect next month. The commission will soon accept public input on the matter.

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