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Gas prices not expected to dampen holiday; average price hits $2.65 a gallon in Arkansas

posted: 05/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Millions of Americans will hit the road this Memorial Day holiday weekend even though they will confront the highest gasoline prices in four years when they pull up to the pump, according to AAA, the North American travel club.

2 senators lose re-election tries in GOP contests

posted: 05/24/2018 1:02 a.m. Discuss

Two conservatives in the state Senate who opposed Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Medicaid expansion and other issues were defeated by primary challengers Tuesday.

2 Medicaid-expansion opponents lose Senate seats

posted: 05/23/2018 3:09 a.m. Discuss

Two conservatives in the state Senate who opposed Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Medicaid expansion and other issues were defeated by primary challengers Tuesday.

Business bloc aims to boost southwest Little Rock

posted: 05/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

A nascent group of business executives from southwest Little Rock wants their area to be included with other parts of the capital city often promoted using some variation of a "great place to live, work, invest and play."

Demolition planned for part of old I-30 bridge

updated: 05/17/2018 5:27 p.m. Comment 1

Demolition of three concrete piers of the old Interstate 30 bridge over the Red River that will require a brief closing of Interstate 30 and U.S. 67 in Miller and Hempstead counties will take place later Thursday evening than planned, the Arkansas Department of Transportation said.

$450M in improvements eyed at Little Rock airport over next 20 years

posted: 05/16/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 26

A reconfigured passenger terminal at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field that includes an arrival hall is the centerpiece of $450 million in capital improvements that officials at the state's largest airport envision building over the next 20 years.

Little Rock airport's Peanut lot to get redo

posted: 05/09/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Peanut lot at the state's largest airport, so named because once you could literally park there for peanuts, is undergoing a renovation that will include new pavement and, likely, a new name eventually.

Rock Region Metro board hires Florida transit exec to run agency

posted: 05/08/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

A Palm Beach County, Fla., transit executive has accepted an offer to become the next executive director of Rock Region Metro.

Rock Region Metro hires Florida executive to lead transit agency

updated: 05/07/2018 4:26 p.m. Discuss

A Palm Beach County, Fla., transit executive has accepted an offer to become the next executive director of Rock Region Metro, the transit agency for Pulaski County.

State solicits reviews of Arkansas 5 fixes

posted: 05/07/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A project to improve safety on a busy section of Arkansas 5 between Arkansas 7 and Fountain Lake in Garland County has evolved to more modest improvements since state traffic engineers first looked at it more than four years ago.

PHOTOS: Arkansas Highway Police checks along I-40 find 600 pounds of pot

posted: 05/03/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Searches of two tractor-trailer rigs a week apart at the Arkansas Highway Police weigh station on Interstate 40 near Alma yielded nearly 600 pounds of marijuana and three arrests, the Arkansas Department of Transportation said.

47 state road projects attract few bids

posted: 05/03/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Department of Transportation on Wednesday opened low bids worth $52.5 million on 47 projects that were marked by a paucity of bidders.

Airline starts Austin non-stop flights at Little Rock airport

posted: 05/01/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Via Airlines, a Florida-based budget carrier, will mark its start of daily non-stop service between Little Rock and Austin, Texas, with the traditional water cannon salute today at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field.

Property manager, planners reach compromise on large signs in downtown Little Rock that violated city ordinance

posted: 04/27/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The lyrics from the 1971 hit song "Signs" by Five Man Electrical Band help explain a recent tiff over a set of prominent ads painted on the walls of a downtown Little Rock building:

Little Rock utility studies deal to pay levee upkeep fee

posted: 04/27/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Little Rock Water Reclamation Authority is working on a tentative agreement to pay a drainage improvement district for the upkeep of a levee and pumps that protect its Adams Field Wastewater Treatment Facility, which serves 70 percent of the city.

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