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Emily Walkenhorst

General Assignment Reporter

Recent Stories by Emily Walkenhorst

County panel favors raises for employees

posted: 02/10/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Many Pulaski County employees would see higher pay under a recommendation backed by a Quorum Court committee Tuesday night designed to curb employee turnover.

Property-tax bills in county total $437.7M

posted: 02/08/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Pulaski County treasurer's office will mail out tax bills to county property owners later this month for $437.7 million.

Police beat

posted: 02/07/2016 2:59 a.m. Discuss

Police seek robber of Metro PCS store Little Rock police are looking for a man who robbed a Metro PCS location at 7515 Geyer Springs Road, Suite 2, at 6:45 p.m. Friday.

Environmental notebook

posted: 02/06/2016 3:16 a.m. Discuss

Nominees sought for pair of awards The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is accepting applications for two environmental awards for stewardship and technology until Feb. 22, according to a department news release.

Sewer-repair projects' costs put at $714M

posted: 02/01/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

Arkansas' need for updating its wastewater infrastructure is $714.5 million, according to the latest Environmental Protection Agency estimates. But an official with the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission said that figure is likely an underestimate.

EPA to help Lake Village expand food, exercise options

posted: 02/01/2016 3:30 a.m. Discuss

Lake Village will partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this year to plan expansions to the city's community garden and trails, the agency announced last week.

Jail fees, taxes lift county's revenue

posted: 01/31/2016 3:25 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County increased its revenue in 2015 by nearly $2.5 million, most of which is attributable to an increase in reimbursements made by the state for holding inmates in the county jail.

Drought plan draft underway

posted: 01/31/2016 3:12 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission is beginning work on a drought plan to ensure that the state is prepared to respond to the next one like any other natural disaster, according to officials working on the plan.

Environment notebook

posted: 01/31/2016 2:28 a.m. Discuss

EPA favors county ozone-list revision The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recommended approving Arkansas' request to have Crittenden County redesignated as attaining the 2008 standard for ground-level ozone.

JPs' vote passes ordinance to set new procedures

posted: 01/27/2016 3:05 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County justices of the peace voted Tuesday night to establish new rules and procedures for the Quorum Court.

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