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Emily Walkenhorst

General Assignment Reporter

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Signatures submitted for alcohol sales

updated: 01/28/2015 3:30 a.m. Discuss

The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce submitted more than 5,000 signatures this week to the Pulaski County clerk's office, seeking to hold a special election on allowing alcohol sales in restaurants and stores for the first time in more than 60 years.

Pulaski County works to squelch illegal dumping

updated: 01/25/2015 11:51 p.m. Comments 4

Pulaski County and state officials are drafting a plan to address illegal dumping in unincorporated areas after the recent certification of the county's first illegal-dumping control officer.

Crowd rallies for abortion rights

updated: 01/24/2015 9:58 p.m. Comment 1

Comprehensive sex education and access to effective contraception -- not restrictions to abortion access -- should be implemented to reduce Arkansas' rate of unplanned pregnancy and subsequent abortions, a University of Arkansas professor and abortion-rights activist told a crowd of a few hundred Saturday at the state Capitol.

Woman gets $1.25M in defamation suit

posted: 01/24/2015 3:34 a.m. Discuss

A federal judge awarded a White County woman $1.25 million on Friday in a judgment against a gossip website run by a California man, siding with her claim that she had been defamed by the website.

Deadline to send baby blood sample now 1 business day

posted: 01/23/2015 3:29 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Board of Health gave final approval to two rule changes to blood sampling for newborn babies Thursday, including one measure to send samples to a state laboratory more quickly for testing.

State sanctions four water utilites

posted: 01/23/2015 3:15 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Board of Health on Thursday approved several penalties against water utilities found out of compliance with the law.

Deadline to send baby blood sample now 1 business day

posted: 01/23/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK -- The Arkansas Board of Health gave final approval to two rule changes to blood sampling for newborn babies Thursday, including one measure to send samples to a state laboratory more quickly for testing.

County recycling district OKs rewards plan

posted: 01/22/2015 3:22 a.m. Discuss

The Pulaski County recycling district's board on Wednesday selected a new recycling rewards program for county residents at the cost of 12 percent of its budget despite one board member's opposition to having a new rewards program at all.

Waterworks warned to look ahead

updated: 01/19/2015 10:48 p.m. Discuss

A provision in the proposed Arkansas Water Plan recommends that water and sewer systems develop sustainability plans as systems across the state face billions of dollars in maintenance and construction costs over the next decade.

Scholarships shine spotlight on the arts

updated: 01/17/2015 7:58 p.m. Discuss

On stage, Cindy Nisdor was an army commander.

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