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LR sets pitch to keep Arts Center

posted: 03/05/2015 3:23 a.m. Comments 3

Little Rock will submit a proposal next week that lays out its plan to keep the Arkansas Arts Center in the city, Mayor Mark Stodola said Wednesday.

LR board alters comment rules

posted: 03/04/2015 3:24 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock Board of Directors amended its guidelines Tuesday that set procedures for citizens addressing the board during public comment time at weekly board meetings.

Public meetings on horizon for next LR sales tax projects

posted: 03/02/2015 2:50 a.m. Discuss

Meetings seeking public input on what new street and drainage projects Little Rock should undertake with sales tax revenue in the next three-year cycle that starts in 2016 are to begin this month.

Changes soon for homeless center

posted: 03/01/2015 3:25 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock's day resource center for homeless people will get a new look and expanded services by the end of the month when a nonprofit takes over control of the facility.

Our Town: Little Rock notebook

posted: 03/01/2015 3:23 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock vying for Monopoly spot

Amend rules to assemble, LR told

posted: 02/28/2015 2:21 a.m. Discuss

A federal civil-rights lawsuit filed against Little Rock has prompted the city attorney to request that the city's public assembly ordinance be amended to specify the number of participants needed to require a permit purchase.

Storms stymie meter readers, so 1,750 water bills estimated

posted: 02/28/2015 2:18 a.m. Discuss

Inclement weather prevented Central Arkansas Water crews from reading meters in certain areas this month, resulting in about 1,750 customers in Little Rock and North Little Rock being billed estimated charges Friday.

Libraries' chief set to retire next year

posted: 02/27/2015 2:18 a.m. Discuss

Central Arkansas Library System Director Bobby Roberts announced Thursday that he plans to retire early next year.

LR board considers 311 system upgrade

posted: 02/25/2015 3:15 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock is considering spending about $654,000 to upgrade its 311 system that allows citizens to notify the city of service needs or request certain information about city facilities and services.

Water officials agree to negotiate

posted: 02/24/2015 3:13 a.m. Discuss

Officials with both Central Arkansas Water and Jacksonville Water Works agreed Monday to the idea of amending Jacksonville's contract with the larger, Little-Rock based agency, but they have yet to reach an agreement on terms.

7 LR schools getting greenhouses

posted: 02/23/2015 3:08 a.m. Comment 1

Greenhouses will soon be installed at seven Little Rock elementary schools in an expansion of the joint city and school district anti-obesity campaign.

Our Town: Little Rock notebook

posted: 02/22/2015 3:19 a.m. Discuss

Church set to host weekly talk series First United Methodist Church will begin its "What's Hot in the Rock" weekly discussion series Wednesday.

No Arts Center private funds committed, chairman says

posted: 02/21/2015 3:16 a.m. Discuss

There is no confirmed private financial backer committed to funding a new building for and relocation of the Arkansas Arts Center, its foundation board chairman said Friday.

Housing Alliance compiling to-do list

posted: 02/20/2015 3:23 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock-based Metropolitan Housing Alliance is prioritizing its infrastructure needs to decide how best to spend $1.24 million in federal funding it received last week, Executive Director Rodney Forte said Thursday.

Foundation behind new-building bid, poll on Arts Center move, chief says

posted: 02/20/2015 3:20 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Arts Center Foundation is actively seeking proposals for a new building and was the entity behind a poll last month that alluded to the possibility of the center moving to North Little Rock, the foundation's board chairman Bobby Tucker confirmed Thursday.

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