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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 13:13:00

City opens new water play area in Riverfront Park

Mayor Mark Stodola and City Director Dean Kumpuris were among those on hand this morning when the city invited kids to inaugurate the new splash pad in Riverfront Park behind the Marriott Hotel.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 16:19:00

City manager announces seven finalists for Little Rock police chief

Little Rock City Manager Bruce Moore will include seven candidates to succeed retiring Police Chief Stuart Thomas, including one internal candidate, Assistant Chief Eric Higgins.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 12:28:00

Splash pad added to Riverfront Park

City officials will gather Thursday morning in Riverfront Park to show off a new splash pad in the children's play area of Riverfront Park.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 10:29:00

City's legislative proposal would allow quicker action on code violations

The city of Little Rock's proposed legislative agenda for 2015 includes a measure to allow city staff to act more quickly on code enforcement violations.

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