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Emily Walkenhorst

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Arkansas Parole Board rejects 2 bids for clemency

Members hear arguments over third condemned man

The Arkansas Parole Board on Monday released recommendations denying clemency for two death-row inmates and heard arguments on whether a third death-row inmate should be executed.

North Little Rock library asks volunteers to help crochet ‘plastic yarn’ into mats for homeless to sleep on

Staff members at North Little Rock's William F. Laman Public Library System are asking people to donate plastic bags and help it turn them into mats for people who are homeless.

Illegal tire dump suspect arrested

Pulaski County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man earlier this month suspected of dumping more than 1,000 tires in Wrightsville.

Sponsor pulls sewer measure

LR’s studies on extraterritorial extensions prompt decision

Rep. Andy Davis, R-Little Rock, has withdrawn a bill that would have established circumstances under which cities would have been required to extend sewer service to communities in their extraterritorial jurisdictions.

Group plans film festival's '18 Little Rock return

Year-round events include filmmaker forum in August

A group working to return an annual film festival to Little Rock announced Wednesday the formation of a new group that will set up a film festival in 2018.

U.S. agency lays out plan for saving fish

Yellowcheek darter found only in the Little Red River

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued a draft plan for saving the yellowcheek darter fish, an endangered species found only in the forks of the Little Red River.

Enviromental notebook

Comment extended on large hog farm

2 state agencies prepare for cuts

Plan would affect U.S. loans, grants

President Donald Trump's proposed fiscal 2018 budget would cut funding from water and environmental programs that have been used in Arkansas.

Arkansas high court orders hearing on inmate's access to religious texts, services

A Jefferson County circuit judge must hold a hearing on an Arkansas inmate's request for an injunction against the Department of Correction in relation to his ability to practice his religion, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

Measure on landfill fee advances

Bill would make permanent prohibitions on use of trust fund

The Arkansas House's Public Health, Welfare and Labor committee and then the full House approved last week a bill that would keep a fee intended for post-closure work at landfills from going toward the recycling of electronics.

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