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Top Little Rock housing authority exec resigns

Ericka Benedicto, who has served as the executive director of the Little Rock housing authority since September 2021, announced her resignation on Friday.
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Education Secretary Jacob Oliva says educational cooperatives' funding will be reevaluated

State Education Department Secretary Jacob Oliva told legislators on Thursday in no uncertain terms that he was not happy with the return on investment from the $55.2 million going out to education cooperatives each year. 
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Marijuana commission won't consider proposed dispensary moves until July

Greenlight Little Rock had requested a move to a location near the border of Jacksonville and Cabot.

T minus one month until the total solar eclipse

Two-thirds of Arkansas will be in the solar eclipse’s path of totality on April 8, and now's the time to prepare. Consider these facts and figures before you kick off your celestial celebrations.
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Two appointments to Little Rock housing authority cleared by city board

It’s the first time since September that the housing authority commission has had five members.

Sanders, lawmakers visit Chicot Elementary to kick off School Breakfast Month

Feeding Arkansas's children is a priority most everyone seems to agree on.
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We dig it! Construction slated for Little Rock's Southeast Trail

The Southeast Trail has been years in the making, and construction begins soon. The first phase will be a mile of trail for cyclists, walkers and joggers.

Voter turnout was down statewide yesterday

Arkansans voted yesterday in primary and judicial races. Well, some of them did. 
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Sanders proclaims budget proposal that includes state employee raises as fiscal session approaches

Remember the George Carlin bit about "my stuff" and "your shit"? That's what's at stake.

Little Rock’s city boardroom still under construction, April return hopeful

The Little Rock Board of Directors hasn't had a meeting at City Hall in about four years. While the risk of illness during the COVID-19 pandemic was the initial cause for the directors’ leave, a remodel of the boardroom has extended it.
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Little Rock officials pave way for street resurfacing projects

$6 million in voter-approved bond funds is going toward street resurfacing projects that will extend into 2025.

Don’t watch the solar eclipse alone, go to these Little Rock watch parties

Relax. The extra pizzazz surrounding the eclipse is fun, but don’t forget that as long as you’ve got a clear view of the sun, you’re good to go.

Arkansas water infrastructure to get $42 million boost from federal funds

The $42 million is being distributed among four Arkansas counties. An estimated 22,000 people live in the areas that should expect improvements to their water infrastructure, including Helena-West Helena.

Name! That! Van!

This is your chance to name Little Rock's new mobile visitors center.

Need a medical marijuana card? Get certified in Fort Smith this weekend

Dr. Mary Clifton will certify patients for $49.

Arkansas medical marijuana jobs top 3,000, state says

Good Day Farm Cultivation in Pine Bluff has the most active cards of any cannabis business in the state with 366.

Officials hope this new van will help drive tourism in Little Rock

Will the mobile visitors center be the thing Little Rock has been missing to funnel more people to the city? Time will tell.

North Little Rock police identify homicide victim

NLR police have identified the victim in a homicide earlier this month as 23-year-old Fayshun Verser.

Little Rock housing authority selects final commissioner to join group

This is the second recent appointment to the Little Rock housing authority's commission. The selections are still awaiting approval from the Little Rock Board of Directors.

Little Rock dispensary proposes move to Jacksonville

A state representative and a bank president have submitted letters to support Greenlight Little Rock's proposed move, while the Sherwood mayor opposes it.
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