* JUST SAY NO TO MAPCO: The Historic Preservation Alliance has added its name to the list of organizations and public officials that oppose a pending request that the Little Rock City Board allow a Mapco convenience store with gas pumps at Third and Broadway. An inappropriate idea in many respect, the Alliance says.
John Berrey, chairman of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma, made an unscheduled appearance before the Little Rock City Board this afternoon to talk about the tribe's recent purchase of 160 acres near the Little Rock Port and its application to make it trust land, and thus exempt from local government taxation and control. /more/
City Director Kathy Webb's ordinance to make law of a non-discrimination policy for Little Rock city employees and to require non-discrimination pledges from companies that do business with the city will get introduced at a City Board agenda meeting at 4 p.m. today. The outlook is upbeat. /more/
The Little Rock City Board soon will go into executive session to consider Mayor Mark Stodola's recommendations for appointments to city commissions and will emerge with consensus votes that, according to multiple sources, will install former Director Stacy Hurst as a member of the Little Rock Airport Commission /more/
Indiana Wesleyan University says it is "aware" of plagiarism allegation against Little Rock School Superintendent Dexter Suggs and takes it "seriously." Does that mean an investigation is underway? They won't say.