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LR plan bans soliciting gifts in, near roads

City cites safety concerns for motorists, hat-passers

It will be illegal to solicit donations along roadways and at intersections in the capital city if the Little Rock Board of Directors approves an ordinance Tuesday banning the practice.

Early voting on LR library tax to begin

System’s planned refinancing would lower, extend property owners’ payments

Early voting will begin Tuesday to decide whether to lower and extend the Little Rock library tax.

Effort to rename LR road mounts

Confederate called divisive

When Little Rock city officials changed the name of Confederate Boulevard to Springer Boulevard more than 40 years ago, they left a few blocks of the road with its original title.

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Robinson Center offers preview

$68M LR project on budget, on schedule, officials say

One year in and 130,000 man-hours later, the $68 million renovation of the Robinson Center is on time and on budget.

LR board gives 2 execs thumbs-up

Moore, Carpenter reviews positive, but raises not granted

Little Rock's city manager and city attorney received positive reviews from the Little Rock Board of Directors on Tuesday, but the board did not grant pay increases because of budgetary constraints.

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Course prepares youths for work

4-week workshop covers attire, conduct, communication

When Valerie Nix asked youths attending a "Dress for Success for Less" session Friday whether it was OK to let their pants sag, she got the typical monotonous and hushed "Nooo" from the group.

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Robinson Theater's movie series opens The Ron Robinson Theater downtown has kicked off its summer movie series.

LR Zoo airs wish list at public hearing

Rotating exhibits, play areas for children, restroom upgrade among ideas

Improved pathways or mist fans? Shaded walkways or updated restrooms? A playground or a splash pad? Little Rock Zoo officials soon will choose one project to seek grant funding for this year.

LR skate park's completion gets boost from grant

Kanis Park to benefit from $150,000

Little Rock plans to complete the skate park at Kanis Park with a $150,000 grant awarded to the city by the Coca-Cola Bottling Company, officials announced Wednesday.

Group earns grants to hire blind

Conference of Mayors gives LR’s Lighthouse $150,000

A Little Rock manufacturing company that works to train and employ people who are blind or visually impaired plans to create 44 new jobs by next year with the help of two grants it received from the state and the U.S. Conference of Mayors this month.