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Emily Walkenhorst

General Assignment Reporter

Recent Stories by Emily Walkenhorst

New study to require drilling at hog farm

posted: 06/25/2016 2:59 a.m. Comment 1

State-hired scientists continued to state Friday that research shows no evidence that C&H Hog Farms is polluting its surrounding environment in the Buffalo River watershed, and the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality announced it would commission a study of the facility as requested by opponents of the hog farm.

Hot weather but one factor in ozone level

posted: 06/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas and Memphis officials will continue to monitor air quality on high-temperature days this summer, they said, but it’s difficult to predict whether air quality will be an issue if hot weather persists.

Alert on air pollution extends into Arkansas

posted: 06/11/2016 3:14 a.m. Discuss

The air quality in the Memphis metropolitan area, including where it extends into Arkansas, was declared "unhealthy for the general public" Friday, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Memphis said.

Recycling penalties on hold by hauler

posted: 06/10/2016 5:36 a.m. Comments 3

Local recycling officials will wait before deciding how people who repeatedly recycle improperly should be more uniformly penalized.

He died alone, but many honor veteran

posted: 06/04/2016 2:27 a.m. Discuss

William Reina may have died in central Arkansas with no family near, but the former soldier was surrounded by a few dozen people Friday who wanted to commemorate his life and give him a proper military sendoff.

Recycler to audit 3 cities' residents

posted: 06/02/2016 5:39 a.m. Comments 17

The curbside recycling contractor for Little Rock, North Little Rock and Sherwood will begin auditing recycling bins Monday to determine repeat offenders of the recycling service.

Hog-farm foes seek data before pond liners added

updated: 05/27/2016 2:38 a.m. Discuss

Opponents of the hog farm in the Buffalo National River watershed have asked the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality to not allow the hog farm to install protective liners beneath the manure ponds until further research is done on whether the ponds are polluting.

Girl charged in killings of Conway couple suspends child-court bid

posted: 05/26/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A Faulkner County circuit judge on Wednesday granted a motion to suspend the juvenile-transfer hearing for the 17-year-old girl accused with three other teenagers in the shooting deaths of a Conway couple last summer.

Irrigation projects on tap again in water-saving efforts in state

posted: 05/22/2016 4:10 a.m. Discuss

After reducing water use by 25 percent last year at about two dozen fields in Arkansas, the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is going back this summer to show more farmers how they can use less water while maintaining the same crop yield.

2 bodies receive $1.2M to assess, clean up sites

posted: 05/21/2016 2:25 a.m. Discuss

Two Arkansas entities received $1.2 million in grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its Brownfields program to clean up or assess sites that are difficult to develop because of contamination or the possibility of contamination, the EPA announced Friday.

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