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Emily Walkenhorst

General Assignment Reporter

Recent Stories by Emily Walkenhorst

2 bills focus on sewage plants

posted: 02/18/2017 3:01 a.m. Discuss

Legislation filed this week would require new nonmunicipal wastewater treatment plant owners to pay more funds into the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality's trust fund for emergency plant repairs.

Hog farm gets tentative OK of new permit

posted: 02/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality issued tentative approval this week for C&H Hog Farms' application for a new permit for its operations near Mount Judea.

Conway's police, fire employees win ruling

posted: 02/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Conway police officers and firefighters suing the city can do so with class-action status, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

Enviroment notebook

posted: 02/12/2017 2:46 a.m. Discuss

3 species taken off endangered-list bid

Scrap-tires bill in House fizzles by 1 vote

posted: 02/11/2017 5:32 a.m. Comments 2

An overhaul of Arkansas' system of handling old tires failed by a single vote in the House on Friday after opponents of the bill pleaded for more time to consider legislation that is a priority of Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

In lawsuit over botched 911 call, justices rule Little Rock not immune

posted: 02/10/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

The city of Little Rock is not immune from being sued for damages in the case of a botched 911 call four years ago, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

Debate heard on Fayetteville's bias law

posted: 02/10/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Attorneys for Fayetteville and Arkansas debated before the state Supreme Court on Thursday the future of the city's ordinance banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Justices: Arkansas murder convict of '94 due try for new trial

posted: 02/10/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A man convicted of murder 23 years ago should be able to argue why he should get a new trial in Pulaski County Circuit Court, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday. He also should be granted pauper status and appointed an attorney.

School owes ex-landlord, court affirms

posted: 02/09/2017 3:15 a.m. Discuss

Haas Hall Academy must pay $41,540 in rent owed to Paradigm Building LLC from 2015, the Arkansas Court of Appeals affirmed in a ruling Wednesday.

Rutledge requests halt to haze plan

posted: 02/09/2017 3:14 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge asked the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday to temporarily halt a federal implementation plan for the Regional Haze Rule in Arkansas.

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