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Emily Walkenhorst

General Assignment Reporter

Recent Stories by Emily Walkenhorst

100 remember fallen firefighters

posted: 03/29/2015 2:47 a.m. Discuss

J.B. Hutton Jr. was 77 years old when he responded to a brush fire in Dermott -- the aches of aging and the pleas of his family couldn't keep him away.

Recycling board OKs incentives

posted: 03/27/2015 2:26 a.m. Comment 1

The Regional Recycling and Waste Reduction District board approved with little discussion Thursday a $150,000 contract with a Little Rock advertising agency for a recycling rewards program for Pulaski County residents.

Environment notebook

posted: 03/27/2015 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Electronics pickup program sets start

Trust filing says Quapaws have no plans for 160 acres

posted: 03/26/2015 3:28 a.m. Discuss

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma told the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs that tribe officials have no plans for a 160-acre piece of southeast Pulaski County that they hope to place into federal trust, according to a copy of the tribe's application supplied by a tribe spokesman.

County approves matching funds for River Trail fix

posted: 03/25/2015 3:17 a.m. Discuss

The Pulaski County Quorum Court approved the expenditure Tuesday night of thousands in federal-grant- matched funds to widen a sometimes-troubled area of the Arkansas River Trail in the event the county Road and Bridge Department receives the grant.

Pulaski County notebook

posted: 03/25/2015 3:08 a.m. Discuss

Clean-energy plan gets JPs' approval The Pulaski County Quorum Court on Tuesday night approved establishing a Property Assessed Clean Energy program and board overseeing it.

Groundwater usage called unsustainable

posted: 03/23/2015 3:06 a.m. Comments 2

The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission's annual groundwater report has again projected unsustainable levels of groundwater use in the state's eastern half.

Boys of Spring return for a game

posted: 03/22/2015 3:46 a.m. Comment 1

"Pretend like Honus Wagner just hit a home run."

EPA haze plan seen as knotty by utilities

posted: 03/22/2015 3:43 a.m. Discuss

The Environmental Protection Agency has released a proposal to address haze concerns in national parks in Arkansas and Missouri that would require retrofitting six power plants in Arkansas with emission-control scrubbers to curb air pollution at a cost estimated to top $1 billion for utilities.

No casino plans yet, Oklahoma tribe says

posted: 03/21/2015 3:19 a.m. Discuss

Any casino proposed for the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma's land in Pulaski County would likely need approval from the state of Arkansas, a tribe spokesman said Friday.

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