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Aid sought to tally cyclists, walkers The city needs volunteers to help count the number of bikers and walkers at specific points from Sept. 9 to Sept. 11.

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Complex's tenants given week to leave

LR says code violations not fixed

Little Rock officials have been granted permission by a circuit court judge to close the Willow Creek Apartments off Geyer Springs Road, and residents were given seven days to relocate.

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Discrimination upheld in LR apartment case

The Arkansas Fair Housing Commission has ruled there is sufficient evidence to show The Waterford Apartment Homes in Little Rock discriminated against Hispanic applicants.

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LR studies options for ex-veterans home

Housing, playground, garden on list

Suggested redevelopment plans for the site of the former Little Rock Veterans Home include single-family housing, a garden, a playground and a small park.

Tree-cut dispute near end, mayor says

A dispute between the city and business owners over the removal of trees along a portion of Main Street in downtown Little Rock for a water runoff improvement project has been mostly settled, Mayor Mark Stodola said Friday.

LR panel divided on ride-sharing

Driver service to propose code amendments, Stodola says

Ride-sharing app company Uber wants to work with Little Rock on updating its transportation code, according to Mayor Mark Stodola.

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LR port unveils headquarters

Mayor, others extol former director, success of river hub

A standing-room-only crowd that overflowed into the lobby of the newly opened Little Rock River Port Authority headquarters Wednesday is representative of the growth and success the inland port has seen over the past decade and a half, Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola said.

Shifting on gas station, 1 to request LR revote

City Director Dean Kumpuris informed his fellow Little Rock board members Tuesday that he plans to ask them to rescind a vote passed earlier this month that allowed Murphy USA to locate a gas station and convenience store at the corner of West 12th Street and South University Avenue.

Decision to put curbs on 5 a.m. bars put off

The Little Rock Board of Directors won't vote on proposals concerning the city's late-night clubs and bars until Sept. 16.

Contractors exempt from new checks

LR officials decide sex offender hiring policy will apply only to city workers

Little Rock won't impose its new hiring restrictions that limit the employment of sex offenders on the private contractors it hires, City Manager Bruce Moore said Monday.