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Hendrix study looks at LR board's at-large seats

Hendrix College came out with a report Thursday that said there is evidence that indicates doing away with at-large seats on the Little Rock Board of Directors would advance the city and give minority-group populations a better representation in local government.

LR director's reversal clears way for street plan, city says

A segment of Chester Street in downtown Little Rock will be reduced to a single travel lane in each direction with a center turn lane after Ward 1 City Director Erma Hendrix told city officials Wednesday that she is no longer opposed to the plan, according to a city spokesman.

Street's striping draws battle line for LR director

3 lanes or 4? Vote’s next week

The entire Little Rock Board of Directors will decide the future striping design of a downtown portion of Chester Street rather than a single director having influence on the decision, the board decided Tuesday.

Planned retreat to give LR board early budget say

2-day September session set

It was early December when top city officials presented a proposed budget to the Little Rock Board of Directors for approval last year -- prompting intense and repeated criticism from board members that its arrival left little time for changes.

Police, officials reach out to Hispanics in LR

When Joan Adcock is in southwest Little Rock in her official capacity as city director, she often is told by Hispanic residents that they don't trust her, city government or the police.

Little Rock notebook

Wastewater utility adds anti-bias rule Little Rock Wastewater followed the city’s lead last week by adopting an official resolution pledging nondiscrimination against employees and vendors.

Task force on LR-area crime told of new law

For two months now, officials involved in central Arkansas' criminal justice system have been brainstorming ways they can improve the system at the state, county and local levels.

Housing agency shifting software

For its LR clients, upgrade aims to give 24-hour access

Little Rock's public housing authority is switching to an upgraded software system at a cost of almost $183,000 in hopes of easing several agency processes as well as making it simpler for residents to submit forms.

Sewer panel OKs planning contract

$18,940 buys help with long-term aims

One of the first orders of business the governing body of Little Rock Wastewater acted on while operating under its new name Wednesday was approving a nearly $19,000 contract for a consultant's help developing a long-term strategic plan.

Bicycle-coordinator job open in LR

Little Rock's bicycle and pedestrian coordinator resigned earlier this month, leaving the part-time position open for applications.