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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 13:09:00

A bicoastal plea for equality — North Little Rock, too, in other words

A petition drive urges North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith to move quickly to enact a non-discrimination policy in North Little Rock, particularly aimed at sending a welcoming signal to people of different sexual orientation.

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013 - 14:42:00

Check out the new promo vid for NLR's Rogers Archives' forthcoming search function

We've written before about John Rogers, the entrepreneur from North Little Rock who went from selling baseball cards to being a still-photography mogul and millionaire in a few short years by buying up the vast photo morgues of dozens of American and international papers. 

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Monday, August 5, 2013

Monday, August 5, 2013 - 10:29:00

North Little Rock news: New home for bus station; wet/dry elections coming

BUS STATION RELOCATION A reader comment about potential relocation of the Greyhound bus station on East Washington Avenue in North Little Rock piqued my curiosity and I ran down some information from Danny Bradley, the mayor's chief of staff, and Terry Hartwick, the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce chief, who attracted the bus station downtown when he was mayor years ago.

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 15:26:00

North Little Rock Mayor Smith makes Mike Davis police chief

North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith has announced that interim Police Chief Mike Davis will become the permanent chief July 8.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 11:31:44

NLR talks about the Big Rock Quarry

A discussion is planned in North Little Rock on the city's Big Rock Quarry property, a parcel briefly targeted last year for an apartment development.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 19:08:30

NLR chooses Kelly Rodgers as school superintendent

Just in from the North Little Rock School District: The North Little Rock Board of Education named Kelly Rodgers, Superintendent of Schools Wednesday evening with a unanimous vote in a Special Board meeting.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 18:09:44

Lawsuit filed over chamber of commerce spending

THIS IS NOT FOR PUBLICATION YET A taxpayers' lawsuit has been filed challenging expenditure of tax money by the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock — cumulative millions over the last 20 years — to support local chambers of commerce.

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 08:24:32

Sherwood electric customers get pitch to stay with North Little Rock

Sherwood recently signed a new 20-year agreement with the North Little Rock Electric Department to continue to buy power wholesale from NLR.

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 07:12:43

NLR chief's support for new mayor pays off

North Little Rock Police Chief Danny Bradley's televised endorsement of mayoral candidate Joe Smith has gotten the most tangible sort of reward from the incoming mayor — a job.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 11:28:49

North Little Rock precincts sharply divided over Mayor's race

North Little Rock school board member Scott Miller, a supporter of Tracy Steele, has an interesting breakdown on the runoff for mayor on his Facebook page.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 10:46:06

Joe Smith wins runoff for North Little Rock Mayor

Joe Smith flipped the script. On Election Day earlier this month, Rep. Tracy Steele had a commanding lead over Smith in their race for North Little Rock mayor, with 48.2 percent of the vote to 41.1 percent for Smith.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 09:12:15

One dead in NLR house fire

A North Little Rock woman is dead after a house fire in the 4300 block of N. Gum Street.

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012 - 16:00:13

Section of North Little Rock's Emerald Park closed

Some work underway in Emerald Park in North Little Rock, coming not long after controversy arose over sale of the former quarry below for apartment development, engendered some nervousness among blog readers.

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012 - 10:16:00

North Little Rock police endorse Steele for mayor

The North Little Rock Fraternal Order of Police has endorsed Tracy Steele for mayor of North Little Rock, to succeed retiring Pat Hays.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 13:28:12

Terry Bradshaw set to feature North Little Rock

North Little Rock proudly announces that it will be featured at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 on Terry Bradshaw's, "Today in America," show on Fox Business.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 09:46:01

Foes of quarry development to meet today

Opponents to a proposal by North Little Rock to sell the approximately 40 acres that make up Big Rock Quarry below Emerald Park and along the River Trail will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at The Joint, 301 Main St., in Argenta.

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012 - 09:33:58

Bicyclist raises questions about NLR land sale UPDATE

The JBar Cycling blog has an interesting item today that I hope to check further.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 09:31:24

Choosing sides in NLR mayoral race

Scott Miller, the civil engineer, North Little Rock School Board member and erstwhile Dogtown digital journalist, made a post on Facebook today that says the race to succeed Pat Hays as mayor may be one of the hottest races of the season.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 06:32:46

Big dam boondoggle

Note to North Little Rock: I'm pretty sure that when you refinance a bond issue due to be paid off in three years by floating a new 10-year bond issue to pay off hydro plant costs (as the North Little Rock City Council did yesterday), it will cost a good deal more money cumulatively in the long haul, even if the interest rates are lower.

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 16:02:00

Tracy Steele announces for NLR mayor

State Rep. Tracy Steele announced today for mayor of North Little Rock, joining Joe Smith in the race to succeed retiring Pat Hays.

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