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Public meetings on horizon for next LR sales tax projects

Meetings seeking public input on what new street and drainage projects Little Rock should undertake with sales tax revenue in the next three-year cycle that starts in 2016 are to begin this month.

Changes soon for homeless center

Nonprofit operator plans more hires, new look at LR site

Little Rock's day resource center for homeless people will get a new look and expanded services by the end of the month when a nonprofit takes over control of the facility.

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Little Rock vying for Monopoly spot

Amend rules to assemble, LR told

In response to suit, attorney suggests permit modifications

A federal civil-rights lawsuit filed against Little Rock has prompted the city attorney to request that the city's public assembly ordinance be amended to specify the number of participants needed to require a permit purchase.

Storms stymie meter readers, so 1,750 water bills estimated

Inclement weather prevented Central Arkansas Water crews from reading meters in certain areas this month, resulting in about 1,750 customers in Little Rock and North Little Rock being billed estimated charges Friday.

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Libraries' chief set to retire next year

Career oversaw system’s growth

Central Arkansas Library System Director Bobby Roberts announced Thursday that he plans to retire early next year.

LR board considers 311 system upgrade

$654,000 purchase on next agenda

Little Rock is considering spending about $654,000 to upgrade its 311 system that allows citizens to notify the city of service needs or request certain information about city facilities and services.

Water officials agree to negotiate

Jacksonville, utility to take on minimum purchase amounts

Officials with both Central Arkansas Water and Jacksonville Water Works agreed Monday to the idea of amending Jacksonville's contract with the larger, Little-Rock based agency, but they have yet to reach an agreement on terms.

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7 LR schools getting greenhouses

Student gardening projects part of anti-obesity campaign

Greenhouses will soon be installed at seven Little Rock elementary schools in an expansion of the joint city and school district anti-obesity campaign.

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Church set to host weekly talk series First United Methodist Church will begin its "What's Hot in the Rock" weekly discussion series Wednesday.