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Emily Walkenhorst

General Assignment Reporter

Recent Stories by Emily Walkenhorst

State-hired contractor completes testing for manure leaks at hog farm

posted: 09/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

State contractors have wrapped up their drilling project to test for hog manure leakage at C&H Hog Farms near the Buffalo National River, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality spokesman Kelly Robinson said Tuesday.

Environment notebook

posted: 09/28/2016 3:02 a.m. Discuss

Commission OKs water loans, grants

Mayor of Monticello charged with felony

posted: 09/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Monticello Mayor Zack Tucker fraudulently funneled funds from the city and solicited loans that he never repaid from the city and economic development agencies to a nonprofit he had ties with, according to a state police investigation.

Homes to tie in to city sewer

posted: 09/18/2016 3:04 a.m. Discuss

Developers of a subdivision near Conway have reached an agreement with Conway Corp. for city sewer service.

Environment notebook

posted: 09/18/2016 2:28 a.m. Discuss

Manure-leak tests to begin at hog farm

Recycler blames driver turnover

posted: 09/16/2016 3:32 a.m. Discuss

Driver turnover has contributed to missed recycling pickups in Pulaski County in recent months, a Waste Management official told the Regional Recycling and Waste Reduction District board Thursday.

Recycler shelves trash-track plan

posted: 09/15/2016 3:12 a.m. Discuss

Waste Management has suspended its initiative to track which homes are adding trash to recycling loads because of insufficient staff training and a decision to pivot toward educational outreach before punishing people who contaminate the loads, a company spokesman said this week.

Cities field complaints of recycling no-shows

posted: 09/15/2016 3:01 a.m. Discuss

Technical problems have contributed to an increase in missed recycling pickups in Little Rock, North Little Rock and Sherwood since June, Waste Management officials said Wednesday.

Little Rock shelter shifts to family units

posted: 09/09/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

The Salvation Army in Little Rock no longer offers bed space for single men who are homeless and has turned its focus instead toward families who are homeless as a part of its national effort to combat poverty that's passed down from generation to generation.

Environment notebook

posted: 09/04/2016 2:34 a.m. Discuss

Water treated again at Halliburton mine

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