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LR board sets vote next week on proposed 5 a.m. club rules

The Little Rock Board of Directors agreed Tuesday to vote next week on a proposal to regulate the city's clubs that serve alcohol until 5 a.m. The ordinance would create a probation system for problem clubs.

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Food truck festival returns downtown The Main Street Food Truck Festival will take place Saturday downtown after the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

Forte: Obeyed order on exec hire

LR officials hear from agency chief

It was at the housing board's directive that the Metropolitan Housing Alliance in Little Rock hired a deputy executive director for nearly $92,000 this year despite layoffs at the agency in 2013, Executive Director Rodney Forte wrote in a letter to City Hall released Friday.

West LR site favored for sewer surge basin

Little Rock Wastewater announced Wednesday that it will move forward with negotiations to acquire 9 acres near a west Little Rock residential area to build an 8 million-gallon sewer-overflow storage basin.

LR board questions ride-share firm's exec

Ride-sharing company Uber has not begun operation in Little Rock yet, despite seeking and qualifying drivers here, a representative told the Little Rock Board of Directors at a special work session Tuesday.

LR taps former Entergy manager

Jones, 61, to fill top assistant slot

Little Rock City Manager Bruce Moore has chosen a retired Entergy Arkansas executive to take over as assistant city manager next month.

Housing chief ordered to review staff hirings

The Metropolitan Housing Alliance's executive director is expected to provide an "extensive" report on his staffing decisions to the Little Rock Board of Directors by the end of next week, City Manager Bruce Moore said.

Housing Alliance calls off meeting

The Metropolitan Housing Alliance board in Little Rock canceled Thursday's monthly meeting without explanation.

Attorney: Won't bargain on windows

Board delays vote to pursue deal between preservationists, Junior League

An attorney for the Junior League of Little Rock told the Little Rock Board of Directors on Tuesday that his client won't agree to the board's request that a mediator help settle a disagreement with preservationists about the replacement of 18 historic windows on the organization's downtown building.

LR plan envisions parked cars as buffers for bicycle lanes

Little Rock's bicycle and pedestrian coordinator wants to add a protected bike lane to a section of South Louisiana Street downtown when the street is resurfaced later this month.