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Jake Sandlin

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North Little Rock reporter

North Little Rock reporter

Recent Stories by Jake Sandlin

Vexed NLR council waives bids for parks job already completed

posted: 09/27/2016 2:38 a.m. Discuss

With some displeasure evident, North Little Rock aldermen agreed Monday to waive bids for a Parks and Recreation Department renovation project already completed, the second time this summer that the City Council has needed to fix such an error by a city department.

North Little Rock launches bridge-closure 'survival guide'

posted: 09/26/2016 3:24 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock officials have created a Web page to help commuters navigate anticipated traffic flow problems after the Broadway Bridge is closed Wednesday.

Council to weigh center's repairs

posted: 09/26/2016 3:11 a.m. Discuss

For the second time in two months, the North Little Rock City Council will be asked to retroactively waive bidding and approve funds for a purchase after a city department failed to follow proper bid procedures.

Little Rock Zoo's chief to retire in October

posted: 09/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Mike Blakely is leaving the Little Rock Zoo in better shape than when he was hired 17 years ago, city officials said after Blakely announced his retirement Tuesday as the zoo's executive director.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 09/18/2016 2:33 a.m. Discuss

New chief begins at Animal Services

Maumelle alderman Lewis quits, cites move

posted: 09/17/2016 2:34 a.m. Discuss

Maumelle's City Council will have to fill a vacancy in the same ward for the second time in three months, Mayor Mike Watson announced Friday.

NLR council OKs $30M in sewer-upgrade bonds

posted: 09/13/2016 3:08 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock will issue $30 million in sewer revenue bonds to pay for improvements and extensions to its wastewater system, the City Council unanimously approved Monday night.

NLR chief seeks $10,000 to buy blighted property, spur redevelopment

posted: 09/12/2016 3:23 a.m. Comments 4

North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith is asking the City Council to approve acquiring certain properties in a distressed area of the city. The purchases would create redevelopment opportunities and encourage investment in the residential neighborhood off Pike Avenue, his chief of staff said.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 09/11/2016 2:49 a.m. Discuss

Church's property goes to city in deal

Conference connects military veterans, employers

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

During her Navy career, Laurie Lee served as an explosive-ordnance disposal diver and trained dolphins, whales and sea lions for the Navy's mammal program.

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