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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 08:27:00

Arkansans are big spenders on Valentine's Day

Natural State lovers came in sixth highest in the nation, with Arkansans spending an average of $93 for Valentine's gifts.

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 15:04:00

Bike trail from Little Rock to Hot Springs in first gear

County Judge Buddy Villines and cohorts in Saline and Garland counties and mayors between Hot Springs and Little Rock want to get rolling on Southwest Trail.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 14:09:00

Celebrate the Grape: Wine, food and jazz June 7 in North Little Rock

The latest Arkansas Times-sponsored celebration of food, fun and music is set from 6 to 9 p.m.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 13:34:20

Public and Catholic hospitals combine after all in Kentucky

Interesting development in Kentucky, where stte official opposition had stood in the way of a merger of a public and Catholic-operated hospital because of barriers seen in having publicly financed health services controlled by Catholic doctrine, particularly in the area of reproductive medicine.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 14:37:47

Park Service reports new ventures on Bathhouse Row

The National Park Service reports progress in permitting new uses of bathhouses on Hot Springs' famous row.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 11:45:59

Take the load off: Ride a pedicab to Riverfest

The pedicab — a human-powered people carrier — hasn't established itself in Little Rock, as it has in some major cities.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 10:26:36

Arkansas at bottom on friendliness to bicycles

This won't shock bike riders. (Or pedestrians, either, who get scant consideration from Arkansas motorists, not to mention governments reluctant to require sidewalks or to build good pedestrian paths.)

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 09:20:53

Turn the Broadway Bridge into a park

I wrote yesterday of my support for the recent push by Mayors Mark Stodola and Pat Hays for turning the Broadway Bridge into a pedestrian and bike corridor, plus plaza, connecting the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 07:17:55

The end of the YMCA in Little Rock

This is sad news that merits more reporting, but following is a letter received by members of the Westside YMCA: Dear YMCA Members:After operating the Westside YMCA facility for over 35 years, the Y Board has decided to close the facility.

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 07:09:37

Let yourself go to Clinton Library

Looking for something to do before 2:30 p.m. besides heating up the cheese dip? You might want to consider "The Art of the Brick," a new exhibit at the Clinton Presidential Center featuring Nathan Sawaya's Lego sculptures.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 07:59:16

Video game targets Huckabee, other Fox figures

The Wall Street Journal brings news of a new video game — Tea Party Zombies Must Die!

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 09:20:49

A Heights-to-River Trail connection

I received an e-mail from the Heights Neighborhood Association about plans to develop a route for an ADA-accessible bike/pedestrian trail from the Heights down to the River Trail.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 09:06:29

New ramp planned for Big Dam Bridge

A cyclist called with concerns about a detour from the existing River Trail between the Big Dam Bridge and the new Two Rivers Bridge.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 10:16:10

NASCAR track approved in Missouri

Did anybody really believe developers of a proposed NASCAR track had any interest in Arkansas except to leverage approval of their track in Missouri?

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011 - 12:32:00

Two Rivers Bridge: Toll span? UPDATED

The rumor mill is buzzing that the new Two Rivers Bridge for pedestrians and bikers might land on property the county and city don't own.

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011 - 11:08:15

The hole in LR's bike path

My mention yesterday of a gaping problem in the bike trail on the Little Rock side of the Arkansas River brought inquiries and an impassioned call to action from Gene Pfeifer, a recreational cyclist whose persistence helped get the Clinton Library off the dime on completing its bridge link to North Little Rock.

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