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Emily Walkenhorst

General Assignment Reporter

Recent Stories by Emily Walkenhorst

JPs vote to buy security cameras

posted: 02/26/2015 2:54 a.m. Discuss

The Pulaski County Quorum Court approved spending $1 million on infrastructure projects at a Tuesday meeting, including $80,000 for security cameras outside of the county's downtown Little Rock offices.

JPs to vote on spending plan for $1M of carryover cash

updated: 02/23/2015 3:07 a.m. Comment 1

The Pulaski County Quorum Court is to decide Tuesday whether to spend $1 million in carryover funds from 2014 on various technology and maintenance projects, including up to $80,000 for parking lot security cameras.

Former pupils recall desegregation days

posted: 02/22/2015 3:26 a.m. Discuss

Attending a white junior high school in the early 1960s was a lesson in isolation and perseverance, black former Little Rock students told a crowd Saturday at Bullock Temple CME Church near Central High School.

Hill visits Keystone XL pipe fabricator

posted: 02/18/2015 3:20 a.m. Comment 1

U.S. Rep. French Hill was back in the state's 2nd Congressional District on Tuesday visiting Welspun Tubular LLC, a southeast Little Rock manufacturing company responsible for 800 miles of pipe for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

Environmental notebook

posted: 02/17/2015 2:42 a.m. Discuss

Agencies appeal ruling on hog farm

Schools seek tax-error option

posted: 02/16/2015 2:34 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock School District officials are considering their options in paying nearly $900,000 to Pulaski County Special schools after an insurance claim submitted to cover the payments was rejected.

In LR, two take heat over schools takeover

posted: 02/15/2015 3:38 a.m. Comments 5

Emotions flared at a meeting Saturday morning among neighborhood leaders, Arkansas education leaders and Little Rock residents discussing the takeover of the Little Rock School District -- a loud, heated debate that struggled to stay on track.

Pulaski County notebook

posted: 02/12/2015 3:04 a.m. Discuss

Scott named head of youth services Barry Hyde, county judge of Pulaski County, this week named the director of Arkansas Baptist College's Upward Bound program as the new director of the county's Youth Services Department.

'Nutrient trading' for watersheds proposed in House bill

posted: 02/09/2015 2:31 a.m. Discuss

A bill in the Arkansas House of Representatives would enable organizations to trade nutrients they discharge into a watershed with another organization in exchange for money or some other service.

Watershed easement stirs ethics endeavor

posted: 02/05/2015 3:34 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County officials are discussing ways to prevent the appearance of conflicts of interest among appointees to county boards after contention over a Planning Board member's acceptance of payment for conservation rights to his land from a regional water utility.


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