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Emily Walkenhorst

General Assignment Reporter

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Riverfest visitors from near, far

posted: 05/24/2015 3:24 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Underneath a "Greetings from Little Rock" sign in Riverfront Park, Riverfest attendees took pictures of themselves as if they were on a postcard.

ADEQ helps Fayetteville cap old landfill at regional park

posted: 05/23/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality agreed Thursday to spend up to $3.4 million to finish capping and repairing the closed C&L Landfill this summer in time for the city to continue building a regional park around and on top of the landfill site in the fall.

State agency allocates $3.4M to stabilize Fayetteville dump

posted: 05/22/2015 3:25 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality will spend up to $3.4 million to install a leachate collection system and repair a ruptured cap on the C&L Landfill in Fayetteville this summer, in time for the city to continue constructing a park around and on top of the landfill in the fall.

LR letter opposes tribe's land bid

posted: 05/22/2015 3:22 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola sent a letter to the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs this week, opposing the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma's application to place 160 acres of its land near the Little Rock industrial port into federal trust unless the tribe agrees to have the land annexed into the city.

Sierra Club argues Nucor bid 'untimely'

posted: 05/22/2015 3:19 a.m. Discuss

Nucor Steel-Arkansas and Nucor-Yamato Steel Co. do not qualify to intervene in a lawsuit between the Sierra Club and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, attorneys for the Sierra Club argued in a response filed Friday.

State to set water hearings

posted: 05/21/2015 3:17 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission will set public hearings for this summer on the state's proposed water plan, which has projected unsustainable levels of groundwater use in half of the state and made mitigation recommendations.

Water districts get agency's help

posted: 05/21/2015 3:06 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission approved up to $1.9 million in loans and up to $368,225 in grants to rural water and wastewater districts Wednesday morning, including a $154,500 grant to a district officials have recommended for takeover.

1,500 earn degrees from UALR

posted: 05/17/2015 3:29 a.m. Discuss

More than 1,500 University of Arkansas at Little Rock students turned their tassels to the left Saturday at the Jack Stephens Center.

Free dental event eases pain, aches

posted: 05/16/2015 3:20 a.m. Comments 2

It's not every day that 1,000 people line up for hours to have surgery in the basement of a convention center, waiting to lie side-by-side in dental chairs in an open room.

Utility panel OKs water deal to quell Jacksonville dispute

posted: 05/15/2015 3:04 a.m. Discuss

The Central Arkansas Water board of commissioners approved an agreement with Jacksonville Water Works on Thursday that would resolve a months-long dispute between the utilities over the minimum amount of water provided by Central Arkansas Water that Jacksonville must use each month.

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