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LR board plans votes on $2.4M in new projects
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LR board plans votes on $2.4M in new projects

Little Rock is moving forward this week with proposals for about $2.4 million worth of sidewalk, drainage and other public works improvement...

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BURGLARIES: Mapping recent reports in Little Rock, North Little Rock
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BURGLARIES: Mapping recent reports in Little Rock, North Little Rock

The following burglaries are from reports collected from the Little Rock and North Little Rock police departments. The names listed are of those...

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Restaurant or pub planned as part of $200,000 redo of historic buildings in Little Rock's Stifft Station neighborhood
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Restaurant or pub planned as part of $200,000 redo of historic buildings in Little Rock's Stifft Station neighborhood

A restaurant or pub is planned as part of a $200,000 redevelopment of two historic buildings on West Markham Street in the Stifft Station area of...

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Cemetery for black settlers pitched for U.S. historic list
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Cemetery for black settlers pitched for U.S. historic list

A cemetery for black settlers of Conway County and a towboat ferry on the Ouachita River are two of the 12 Arkansas properties being nominated to...

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LR mayor hopefuls give views on improving city
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LR mayor hopefuls give views on improving city

Economic development, community policing and millennials were among the hot-button issues when the four candidates for Little Rock mayor introduced...

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Home of Helm on Historic Register
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Home of Helm on Historic Register

Levon Helm's boyhood home in Marvell was added Wednesday to the Arkansas Register of Historic Places. It was a victory of sorts for Ann Ballard...

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Starbucks set to replace one of Little Rock's former Dunkin' Donuts locations
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Starbucks set to replace one of Little Rock's former Dunkin' Donuts locations

Little Rock residents in need of a coffee fix will soon have another Starbucks to visit. According to a Tuesday news release, the former Dunkin'...

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Little Rock police SWAT team called to neighborhood near UAMS
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Little Rock police SWAT team called to neighborhood near UAMS

Little Rock police said the agency's SWAT team has been called Tuesday morning to a neighborhood near UAMS Medical Center. The department wrote on...

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Suit alleges homes law in Newark targets poor
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Suit alleges homes law in Newark targets poor

A ban on mobile homes based on price rather than livability discriminates against poor people at a time when housing options are limited, a federal...

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Old prison holds promise in aiding vets, group states
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Old prison holds promise in aiding vets, group states

A group of Arkansas veterans hopes to soon transform a near-defunct prison complex into an enclave for recovering ex-military members. The 52-acre...

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Fayetteville mayor wants all involved to discuss city's public housing
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Fayetteville mayor wants all involved to discuss city's public housing

FAYETTEVILLE-- City administrators hope residents, neighbors, Housing Authority officials and City Council members will come together on the future...

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Washington County panel makes no move on permit request
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Washington County panel makes no move on permit request

FAYETTEVILLE-- A proposed commercial venue denied by the Planning Board in May, but appealed to the Quorum Court, will be considered again next...

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Sears-site redevelopment gets LR board's thumbs up
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Sears-site redevelopment gets LR board's thumbs up

Plans are in place for a multimillion-dollar redevelopment of the site of Little Rock's shuttered Sears store, with the construction of several new...

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City in Arkansas discriminates against poor people with mobile-home ordinance, lawsuit contends
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City in Arkansas discriminates against poor people with mobile-home ordinance, lawsuit contends

Five Independence County residents say in a lawsuit that the city of Newark is discriminating against poor people by banning the placement of...

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Summer a hot time for school facility work
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Summer a hot time for school facility work

The kids may be gone, but schools still see plenty of activity during the summer as officials prepare their buildings for another academic year....

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Hopefuls face voters at LR group's forum
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Hopefuls face voters at LR group's forum

At a candidate forum put on Saturday morning by the Coalition of Little Rock Neighborhoods, one person in the audience offered to lend Warwick...

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NLR Council OKs move to buy armory
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NLR Council OKs move to buy armory

North Little Rock City Council members approved on Monday a memorandum of understanding for North Little Rock to buy the Fisher Armory building...

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Raising age lets center help more teen moms
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Raising age lets center help more teen moms

SPRINGDALE-- Sade Danie imagined being a married woman living in a stable home environment when she became a mother. It didn't happen that way. The...

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'Habitable' not in rules for state landlords
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'Habitable' not in rules for state landlords

Despite more than 40 years of effort, Arkansas remains the only state where landlords aren't legally required to make their properties "habitable"...

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Little Rock's Rep theater, in limbo, sells off apartment building
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Little Rock's Rep theater, in limbo, sells off apartment building

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre in Little Rock has sold a downtown apartment building it used to house interns and visiting talent. Mark Brown and...

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Burge's, known for its smoked meats, opens 2nd location in central Arkansas
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Burge's, known for its smoked meats, opens 2nd location in central Arkansas

An Arkansas restaurant chain known for its smoked meats has opened a third location. On Monday, Burge's Hickory Smoked Turkeys and Hams in Conway...

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Restaurant transitions: Viva Vegan closing, Blue Sage Vegan opening soon; Which Wich on McCain closed
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Restaurant transitions: Viva Vegan closing, Blue Sage Vegan opening soon; Which Wich on McCain closed

Viva Vegan is having to vacate its brick and mortar space at 4601 W. 12th St., Little Rock, where it has been operating for a year, according to a...

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Planning Board to consider already-built wedding venue in Washington County
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Planning Board to consider already-built wedding venue in Washington County

FAYETTEVILLE-- A wedding and event venue is going through the planning process retroactively. "They probably went around what they were supposed to...

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Rogers Planning Commission OKs affordable housing rezone
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Rogers Planning Commission OKs affordable housing rezone

ROGERS-- The Planning Commission approved a request Tuesday to create affordable housing in the southeast area of the city despite objections from...

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Heritage chief OKs mixed-use development on Little Rock's Main Street
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Heritage chief OKs mixed-use development on Little Rock's Main Street

A Capitol Zoning District Commission approval of a plan for a mixed-used development at the site of a closed laundromat on Main Street in Little...

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INDEPENDENCE DAY CLOSINGS: Central Arkansas offices affected by holiday
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INDEPENDENCE DAY CLOSINGS: Central Arkansas offices affected by holiday

The following state, federal and local government offices' schedules may be affected by the Independence Day holiday Wednesday. GARBAGE COLLECTION...

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NLR City Council, Rock Region Metro votes advance projects
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NLR City Council, Rock Region Metro votes advance projects

City and Rock Region Metro officials acted quickly in separate special meetings Monday to remove an impediment to a combination of projects waiting...

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CLOSINGS: State, federal and local government office schedules for July 4
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CLOSINGS: State, federal and local government office schedules for July 4

The following state, federal and local government offices' schedules may be affected by the Independence Day holiday Wednesday. GARBAGE COLLECTION...

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'02 deal delays NLR projects
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'02 deal delays NLR projects

An easement granted 16 years ago by the city of North Little Rock for the benefit of Rock Region Metro's streetcars must be amended before work can...

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Hip housing
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Hip housing

Design magazines love them. So do movie stars and environmental activists. New technology, including the use of robots in factories, makes them...

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