Find out more →

Get unlimited access. Become a digital member!

Little Rock Government

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 07:20:24

Resistance to equality in Eureka Springs and Little Rock

Disheartening news on the equality front. A referendum is in the works to repeal Eureka Springs' ordinance protecting LGBT people and some Little Rock city directors have had discouraging things to say about an effort to pass such an ordinance in the capital city.

Continue reading »

Monday, February 9, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015 - 13:40:00

Fort Smith government fever: Is it spreading?

A reader says there's rumbling in Little Rock about beginning a drive here similar to that underway in Fort Smith to change the form of city government.

Continue reading »

Monday, January 26, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 07:00:00

Will Little Rock Board fail again on street ordinance?

Arkansas Outside, a website devoted to outdoor sports, offers reporting on the Little Rock City Board's recent failure to adopt a "complete streets" ordinance. Progressive planning policy has rarely been a hallmark of Little Rock city leaders.

Continue reading »

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 07:42:00

Kenneth Richardson under fire; let his actions decide

The Little Rock City Board last night heard from Ward 2 residents in favor and opposed to the resignation of City Director Kenneth Richardson because of a recent drunk driving arrest. I'd say such a call is at best premature. Also politically motivated.

Continue reading »

Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:46:00

James Jones to become LR assistant city manager

Little Rock City Manager Bruce Moore said today that James Jones, who's been an Entergy Arkansas executive, will join the city staff Oct. 6 as assistant city manager.

Continue reading »

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 07:47:00

Junior League takes on City Hall

The Little Rock City Board of Directors is scheduled to take up Tuesday night a request from the Junior League of Little Rock to change windows on its headquarters, the historic Woman's City Club building at 4th and Scott Streets.

Continue reading »

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 07:13:00

Neighbors battle another giant Murphy Oil station, on Highway 10

Convenience store battles continue as West Little Rock neighborhoods marshal opposition to another giant proposed Murphy Oil gas station, this one at busy Taylor Loop Road and Highway 10. The hope is for a City Board moratorium on such developments while the broader issue is studied.

Continue reading »

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 07:13:00

City Board schedules meetings on University Avenue issues

The Little Rock City Board agenda schedules important votes on a controversial convenience store and motel on University Avenue, as well as discussion of private club closing hours.

Continue reading »

Featured Videos


Behind the scenes at Cocoa Rouge

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 07:04:00

Little Rock City Board again delays Uber discussion

The Little Rock Board of Directors again Tuesday night put off a full discussion of the Uber app-driven car service, perhaps until next week's board agenda meeting.

Continue reading »

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 06:32:00

Uber/Lyft back on Little Rock City Board calendar

The Uber car service and private club closing hours are again on the Little Rock City Board agenda for next week

Continue reading »

Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 14:34:00

Stodola to run unopposed for Little Rock mayor

The noon deadline today for filing as a candidate for Little Rock office has come and gone, and Mayor Mark Stodola did not draw an opponent. He'll be elected to his third four-year term. Benny Johnson, of the Stop the Violence group, has been critical of the mayor for the city's use of police resources in the inner city and had been considering the race. But several Little Rock Directors face opposition.

Continue reading »

Monday, August 11, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 06:53:00

Think early closing for private clubs would depress crime? Try this

Competing statistics don't get to the real point about the push by Little Rock directors to require an early closing hour for private clubs.

Continue reading »

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 20:56:14

UPDATE: Stodola breaks tie for approval of convenience store at 12th and University

The City Board of Directors will vote tonight on whether to allow a 24-hour convenience store and 20-pump gas station at the northwest corner of University and 12th Street, on lots formerly occupied by Brandon House furniture. If it approves the ordinance, it will be against the advice of the city's Planning Commission staff and the wishes of the residents in neighborhoods surrounding the intersection.

Continue reading »

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 06:50:00

Private club ordinance continues to advance

Work continues behind the scenes on an ordinance to require earlier closing hours for Little Rock private clubs.

Continue reading »

Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 12:49:00

Anti-violence advocate sees favoritism in LR police response

Rev. Benny Johnson, who leads an anti-crime group, says Little Rock authorities favor certain neighborhoods over the inner city when it comes to responding to violent crime.

Continue reading »

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 09:22:00

UPDATE: Little Rock Mayor Stodola announces for re-election

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola has announced he'll seek a third four-year term as mayor.

Continue reading »

Monday, July 14, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 11:07:00

Attorney's opinion sought on civil service commissioner residency

The Little Rock city attorney has been asked to expedite a legal opinion on the residency status of Civil Service Commissioner Brett Morgan, who cast a crucial vote in a cop brutality case last week.

Continue reading »

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 11:17:00

LR Civil Service Commissioner Morgan claims residence in city; tax records point elsewhere

Little Rock Civil Service Commissioner Brett Morgan says he is a resident of Little Rock, one of four cities in which he says he has homes.

Continue reading »

Friday, June 6, 2014

Friday, June 6, 2014 - 18:36:00

A gas station for downtown: The time to object is now

That proposal — that terrible proposal — for a Mapco convenience store and filling station at the dangerous Third and Broadway intersection reaches the City Board for the first time Tuesday night.

Continue reading »

Monday, April 28, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 17:00:00

City manager narrows Little Rock police chief finalists to three

City Manager Bruce Moore has further reduced a pool of candidates for Little Rock police chief from seven to three, including the current assistant chief of LRPD Eric Higgins. Public meetings with the three are planned in the process for Moore to choose a successor to the retiring Stuart Thomas.

Continue reading »

Most Shared

  • Bill to regulate dog breeders draws opposition inside chamber from industry rep

    A fight could be brewing over regulation of puppy mills, with legislation planned to better protect dogs and opposition already underway from a state representative who makes a living working with commercial dog breeders.
  • Arkansas's new anti-gay law forgets history

    It turns back the clock on civil rights.
  • The hart

    It is hard for a straight person, The Observer included, to imagine what it would be like to be born gay — to be shipwrecked here on this space-going clod, where nearly every textbook, novel, film and television show, nearly every blaring screen or billboard or magazine ad, reinforces the idea that "normal" means "heterosexual."
  • Death penalty repeal clears Senate Committee

    The Senate Judiciary Committee has endorsed Sen. David Burnett's bill to repeal the death penalty.
  • Presbytery of Arkansas opposes bills aimed at gay discrimination

    The Presbytery of Arkansas, the governing body for Presbyterian churches in the northern two-thirds of Arkansas, met Saturday at Clarksville and adopted a resolution urging Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto SB 202, which is aimed at preventing local government from passing anti-discrimination laws to protect gay people. The Presbytery also expressed its opposition to a pending House bill that, in the name of "conscience," would protect those who discriminate against gay people.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments


© 2015 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation