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Emily Walkenhorst

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Our Town: Little Rock notebook

posted: 05/05/2016 3:12 a.m. Discuss

Vote OKs restroom at Big Dam Bridge Little Rock will enter into a $230,048 contract with AMR Construction LLC to build a restroom at the Big Dam Bridge.

Hog farm will test vaporizer

posted: 05/02/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

The Florida company planning to vaporize manure at a Mount Judea hog farm will test the equipment but will not permanently install it, the company president said last week.

Environment notebook

posted: 05/01/2016 2:30 a.m. Discuss

Pollution board: End permits how? The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality will look into how it can discontinue the farm permitting program that it announced Thursday it would no longer offer, department Director Becky Keogh said Friday.

Agency to cease issuing permit like hog farm's

posted: 04/29/2016 2:25 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality will discontinue the type of general permit that allowed a large hog farm to open in the Buffalo River watershed, the department announced Thursday.

Pulaski County notebook

posted: 04/27/2016 3:16 a.m. Discuss

Road department pay rule approved Pulaski County justices of the peace approved an emergency ordinance Tuesday night that would allow the county comptroller to reimburse the Road and Bridge Department for the use of the department's employees to do work elsewhere.

Wildlife refuge to buy 978 acres for new habitat

posted: 04/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

The Cache River National Wildlife Refuge in Arkansas will spend $2.4 million to purchase 978 acres of land using grant funds received last week from the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission.

Air pollution down in eastern Arkansas

posted: 04/24/2016 3:02 a.m. Discuss

Crittenden County Judge Woody Wheeless is glad the county finally got what he says it deserved: Word from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that its air quality is up to snuff.

Protestors denounce Kurrus departure at Capitol rally

posted: 04/23/2016 2:58 p.m. Discuss

More than 500 people took to the steps of the Arkansas State Capitol on Saturday denouncing Arkansas Education Commissioner Johnny Key's decision not to renew Little Rock School District Superintendent Baker Kurrus’ contract beyond June 30.

Youth unit chief who resigned had tax debts, faced pay seizure

posted: 04/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Department of Human Services officials were looking into whether the department needed to take action against Youth Services Division Director Marcus Devine when he resigned from the position this week, a department spokesman said Friday.

Youth agency chief abruptly puts in notice

posted: 04/22/2016 2:46 a.m. Comments 2

Youth Services Division Director Marcus Devine has resigned after 14 months on the job, the state Department of Human Services announced Thursday.

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