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Arkansas road agency turns its focus to raising cash

posted: 04/27/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Rebuffed by the Legislature in its quest for more money for road construction, the Arkansas Highway Commission is turning its attention to raise the cash through an initiated act.

After emergency bankruptcy hearing, startup airline OK to fly; flights out of Little Rock to continue

posted: 04/26/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Startup GLO Airlines is all aglow after an emergency bankruptcy hearing Tuesday that cleared the way for it to continue flying.

Startup airline that has flights out of Little Rock files for bankruptcy protection

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

A contractual dispute between startup airline GLO and the company that provides pilots and other services has prompted the regional carrier that has service from Arkansas' largest airport to New Orleans and Destin, Fla., to file for bankruptcy protection.

2 words added to proposal on I-30

posted: 04/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A proposed construction project on the Interstate 30 corridor through downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock will include "major widening" and could require future construction on other parts of the area's interstates, according to a proposed amendment to central Arkansas' long-range transportation plan.

Free trolley rides in Little Rock, North Little Rock set for summer

posted: 04/19/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Rock Region Metro is dropping the $1 fee to ride its downtown trolley cars for the summer.

All charged up: Tesla building station in Little Rock

updated: 04/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

A high-powered charging station that can quickly charge a Tesla electric car is under construction in Little Rock and, enthusiasts of the car say, will begin to fill what they described as a gaping hole in the company's network of Supercharger stations across the nation.

New Broadway Bridge dedicated; work continues on shared-use path, ramp to LaHarpe

posted: 04/07/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Though vehicles have been rolling across the new Broadway Bridge for more than a month now, work will continue on the project, likely until June, the top state highway official said Thursday.

Ad firm principals Stone, Ward to be in hall of fame

posted: 04/02/2017 2:09 a.m. Discuss

Larry Stone and Millie Ward have operated the Little Rock advertising agency bearing their names for 33 years and have been married for 17 years.

Creating FOI-denial reviewer flies, stops

posted: 04/01/2017 3:07 a.m. Comment 1

A bill to create an independent panel to review state agencies' denials of public-records requests won House approval Friday, but its sponsor acknowledged that it was too late in the legislative session to advance it further.

No time to amend online sales-tax bill, lawmaker says

posted: 04/01/2017 3:02 a.m. Comments 4

It is do or die Monday in the Arkansas House of Representatives for a bill aimed at persuading out-of-state companies without a physical presence in Arkansas to collect taxes on their sales to Arkansans and pay the money to the state.

Arkansas Senate approves bill to shield police officers' property files

posted: 03/31/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A bill that would exempt property records of law enforcement officers from public disclosure under certain circumstances received Senate approval Thursday, its last legislative hurdle.

Arkansas senators reject Medicaid chiropractic services bill

posted: 03/31/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A bill that would allow Medicaid recipients to seek chiropractic services without a physician referral failed Thursday in the Senate after opponents complained that it would add to the costs of the government-run health insurance program for the poor.

On highway funds, Arkansas House OKs 1 bill, rejects 2nd

posted: 03/28/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Two separate efforts to raise more money for highway maintenance initially failed Monday in the Arkansas House of Representatives, but the chamber had second thoughts just before adjourning in the evening and passed the more modest of the two measures.

Proposal for busy stretch of Cantrell Road in west Little Rock takes cue from interstate junction

updated: 03/27/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

A new option to improve a traffic-clogged section of Cantrell Road in west Little Rock includes an element familiar to anyone who travels the I-430/I-630 interchange.

Panel endorses Plan B for road funds

posted: 03/22/2017 3:36 a.m. Discuss

Road proponents have a Plan B for highway funding -- a bill that would earmark for highways the money Arkansas generates from state sales taxes applied to purchases made on the Internet.

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