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Jake Sandlin

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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.

North Little Rock airport's LED lighting brightens sky

posted: 09/06/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The North Little Rock Airport's installation of LED lighting has made it a real bright spot for pilots flying at night.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 09/04/2016 2:25 a.m. Discuss

Firefighters to test fitness in face-off

North Little Rock's tab tops $8,000 for Texas plaza trip

posted: 08/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Travel expenses for North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith, four city aldermen and nine city staff members to tour the Sundance Square Plaza operations in Fort Worth on Aug. 1 came to just more than $8,000, according to receipts filed with the city's Finance Department.

Our Town: North Little Rock notebook

posted: 08/28/2016 2:33 a.m. Discuss

Chief set to retire from Animal Control

Firm sues North Little Rock over termination of riverboat lease

posted: 08/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A riverboat company that formerly operated Arkansas River tours from North Little Rock filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Pulaski County Circuit Court claiming that the city wrongfully terminated its lease in December.

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