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Emily Walkenhorst

General Assignment Reporter

Recent Stories by Emily Walkenhorst

Parole Board rejects 2 bids for clemency

posted: 03/28/2017 3:03 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Parole Board on Monday released recommendations denying clemency for two death-row inmates and heard arguments on whether a third death-row inmate should be executed.

North Little Rock library asks volunteers to help crochet ‘plastic yarn’ into mats for homeless to sleep on

posted: 03/27/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Staff members at North Little Rock's William F. Laman Public Library System are asking people to donate plastic bags and help it turn them into mats for people who are homeless.

Illegal tire dump suspect arrested

posted: 03/26/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man earlier this month suspected of dumping more than 1,000 tires in Wrightsville.

Sponsor pulls sewer measure

posted: 03/25/2017 2:43 a.m. Discuss

Rep. Andy Davis, R-Little Rock, has withdrawn a bill that would have established circumstances under which cities would have been required to extend sewer service to communities in their extraterritorial jurisdictions.

Group plans film festival's '18 Little Rock return

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

A group working to return an annual film festival to Little Rock announced Wednesday the formation of a new group that will set up a film festival in 2018.

U.S. agency lays out plan for saving fish

posted: 03/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued a draft plan for saving the yellowcheek darter fish, an endangered species found only in the forks of the Little Red River.

Enviromental notebook

posted: 03/19/2017 2:52 a.m. Discuss

Comment extended on large hog farm

2 state agencies prepare for cuts

posted: 03/18/2017 3:11 a.m. Comments 2

President Donald Trump's proposed fiscal 2018 budget would cut funding from water and environmental programs that have been used in Arkansas.

Arkansas high court orders hearing on inmate's access to religious texts, services

posted: 03/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A Jefferson County circuit judge must hold a hearing on an Arkansas inmate's request for an injunction against the Department of Correction in relation to his ability to practice his religion, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

Measure on landfill fee advances

posted: 03/12/2017 3:53 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas House's Public Health, Welfare and Labor committee and then the full House approved last week a bill that would keep a fee intended for post-closure work at landfills from going toward the recycling of electronics.

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