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'City of Little Rock'

Father shot by 11-year-old son in library parking lot has long history of crime, drug abuse and child neglect

Arkansas DHS removed Ahmad Waheed’s two children from his care at least twice in the past 18 months, but returned them. Then, his loaded gun ended up in one of the children's hands.
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Leaving Las Vegas: Fallen Nevada political star becomes LR deputy city attorney

Lynette Boggs-Perez was a rising political star in Las Vegas before a video from a private investigator and an "infamous pink bathrobe" became her undoing. Now, she's Little Rock's chief deputy city attorney and a candidate for city manager.
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Mayor Scott's tax plan might be a winner

Questions still need to be answered, but this proposal is on the right track.

Scott's tax proposal calls for indoor, outdoor sports complexes

Mayor Frank Scott's proposal would raise the city sales tax by 1% with a portion sunsetting after 10 years.
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Little Rock sales tax proposal community meetings kick off Thursday night

Mayor Frank Scott Jr. said the "Results for the Rock" proposal will focus on "the four P's": public safety, public infrastructure, parks and recreation and the Port of Little Rock.

Little Rock board hopeful looking to unseat city's longest tenured director

Aside from the new perspective Blake Tierney would bring to the city board as a young, queer person, he said his campaign is about representing communities dissatisfied with existing leadership.
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Hot stuff: Little Rock study to inform city heat action plan

Arkansas summers are hot and humid, and in Little Rock, all the pavement sends temperatures to the top of the thermometer.

City officials OK financial plan for Little Rock solar array

The solar array would only be used to power city government buildings such as City Hall; nothing would be sold to power commercial businesses or residences.
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Update: Little Rock city manager hopefuls include Sen. Fred Love, acting manager Emily Cox

More than 100 locals and out-of-towners are in the applicant pool for Little Rock’s city manager position. An appointment will likely be made this summer.

Electric vehicles, solar array finance deal up for discussion at LR city meeting

A proposed $12 million finance plan for a solar array project is of high interest, as is land acquisition for the Tri-Creek Greenway Trail and new electric vehicles.
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$4.3 million Little Rock port expansion up for a vote tonight

If approved, the proposed land would boost both economic development and environmental conservation, said Bryan Day, executive director of the Port of Little Rock.

A year of recovery: Little Rock is still picking up the pieces from the March 2023 tornado

The anniversary of the March 31, 2023 tornado marks one year of triumph and troubles. Little Rock is making progress — big and small.
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