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Jake Sandlin

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North Little Rock reporter

North Little Rock reporter

Recent Stories by Jake Sandlin

In North Little Rock, hotel-tax rise gets support

posted: 04/26/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

At Mayor Joe Smith's urging, North Little Rock's Advertising and Promotion Commission on Tuesday approved recommending a 1 percentage point increase in the city's lodging tax to help pay for pending development downtown.

North Little Rock hires architect to work on downtown plaza

posted: 04/25/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Downtown Main Street in North Little Rock is edging closer to a new look between Fifth and Seventh streets.

Support drives council to seek 1% NLR sales tax

posted: 04/25/2017 3:06 a.m. Discuss

A 1 percent city sales tax is in the works for North Little Rock voters to consider in August, according to an informal agreement by city aldermen Monday night.

In North Little Rock, budget options floated

posted: 04/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

With bleak projections about North Little Rock's finances in the next five years, Mayor Joe Smith is asking for the community's guidance on how to best address the situation.

Mayor moving forward on plaza

posted: 04/22/2017 2:39 a.m. Discuss

North Little Rock's movement toward creating a downtown plaza and attracting businesses near it is gaining steam, Mayor Joe Smith said Friday after adding resolutions for Monday's City Council meeting.

U.S. income taxes due today; North Little Rock's post office latest open

posted: 04/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Today is the last day to file federal income tax returns because the normal tax deadline fell on the weekend this year and because Monday was an obscure holiday.

THE RAIN CAME DOWN AND ...: 1927 flood changed course of Arkansas, U.S.

updated: 04/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

Growing up in North Little Rock, and later as head of the city's History Commission, Sandra Taylor-Smith has heard and studied many tales about the "Great Flood of 1927" that spilled Arkansas River waters into the city's downtown and low-lying neighborhoods.

OUR TOWN: NLR notebook

posted: 04/15/2017 2:20 a.m. Discuss

City attorney office adds new assistant

North Little Rock seeks input on adding tax or fee

posted: 04/11/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

North Little Rock City Council members are considering either a half-percent city sales tax or the revival of a fee for sanitation services as a way to increase revenue to maintain city operations and a healthy reserve fund over the next five years, according to city financial projections given to council members.

Officer in WWI battled for state

posted: 04/09/2017 3:01 a.m. Discuss

During the first full-frontal attack on American troops by German soldiers in World War I, a first lieutenant from Lonoke County found himself in the thick of the fighting.

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