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Noel Oman

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General assignment/Transportation reporter

General assignment/Transportation reporter

Recent Stories by Noel Oman

Airport project up for approval

updated: 04/19/2015 10:16 p.m. Discuss

A project to rehabilitate a taxiway at the state's largest airport that has been on the drawing board for six years appears to be back on track, bigger in scope and more expensive than when it was first conceived.

Corps to look at durable fix for river route

posted: 04/20/2015 2:55 a.m. Discuss

A $3 million, three-year study aims to finally find a permanent fix to the threat of a potentially catastrophic breach of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.

For I-30, engineers posit 10 lanes

posted: 04/17/2015 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Engineers working on an estimated $450 million redesign of the Interstate 30 corridor through downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock think the highway section should be 10 lanes wide, officials said during a public meeting Thursday night.

Airport plans sign-ups there for quick line

posted: 04/16/2015 3:27 a.m. Comment 1

People wanting to sign up for a Transportation Security Administration program that can whisk them through airport security soon will have a more convenient place to do it if they are flying from the state's largest airport.

1 held in homicide in Heber Springs

posted: 04/14/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

A suspect was arrested early Monday in the death of a woman whose body was found Sunday in her Heber Springs home, authorities said.

New law to address road-sediment woes

updated: 04/12/2015 9:59 p.m. Discuss

A new state law has made it possible for counties across the state to help prevent unpaved roads from choking Arkansas streams and lakes.

Health screenings free today at salons

posted: 04/11/2015 3:18 a.m. Discuss

Free screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels will be available today at barbershops and beauty salons in Pulaski, Clark and Phillips counties as part of the third annual Arkansas Minority Barber & Beauty Shop Health Initiative, the Arkansas Health Department said in a news release.

Highway police bias suit settled

posted: 04/08/2015 3:27 a.m. Discuss

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit accusing the law enforcement arm of the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department of racial bias in its employment practices.

In law’s wake: Relief, concern

posted: 04/05/2015 4:58 a.m. Comments 8

Elected officials celebrated and business leaders expressed relief after a compromise Religious Freedom Restoration Act sailed through the Arkansas Legislature. But critics say they fear that the new law, though shorter, will still lead to discrimination against gays and other groups on religious grounds.

90th General Assembly comes to end

posted: 04/03/2015 3:34 a.m. Comments 2

Members of the 90th General Assembly approved tax cuts for an estimated 600,000 people and agreed to provide Medicaid-funded private health insurance policies for about 200,000 of the state's poorest residents.


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