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News in Pulaski County, Arkansas
County fills spot on planning board
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 01:34:27 -0800
Neil Bryant will fill the vacant Pulaski County Planning Board position left by Chairman Ray Vogelpohl after Quorum Court approval of his appointment.
Civil War markers OK'd for 2 counties
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 01:34:14 -0800
A state commission has approved Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Markers to be erected in Pulaski and Craighead counties to commemorate events in those counties related to the war.
Justices: In suit, smokers are class
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:34:06 -0800
A Pulaski County judge was right to grant class-action status to a 2003 lawsuit alleging that Philip Morris USA violated a state consumer-protection law by falsely advertising its "light" cigarettes, the Arkansas Supreme Court decided Thursday, with one judge dissenting.
Arkansas Court of Appeals
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 01:03:12 -0800
The Arkansas Court of Appeals released opinions Wednesday. The court's ruling and the names of the cases are reprinted here. The full opinions and other court proceedings, including per curiam decisions, orders and submissions, can be found on the Internet at courts.state.ar.us.
State's same-sex marriage dispute now a clash of courts, experts say
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 02:18:05 -0800
As a federal judge considers whether to lift a stay on her ruling outlawing Arkansas' bans on same-sex marriage, creating the potential for a second round of same-sex marriages until the issue is decided nationally, the Arkansas Supreme Court still hasn't ruled on an appeal of a similar state-court ruling.
Arkansas Supreme Court
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:18:15 -0800
The Arkansas Supreme Court released opinions Thursday. The court's ruling and the names of the cases are reprinted here. The full opinions and other court proceedings, including per curiam decisions, orders and submissions, can be found on the Internet at courts.state.ar.us.
League of Women Voters poses questions on Little Rock school takeover
Sat, 07 Feb 2015 10:02:04 -0800
The League of Women Voters of Pulaski County released a letter today to Arkansas Education Commissioner Tony Wood with questions about future state control of the Little Rock School District. An important question is what criteria will be used to determine that academic "distress" has improved sufficiently to return the schools and district to control of school district voters? It's a good ...
Alcohol-vote bill fails; wine tax goes to governor
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:49:03 -0800
A bill to allow voters in northern Pulaski County to vote on whether to allow hotels and restaurants to serve alcoholic beverages failed to clear the state Senate on Tuesday as the House sent to the governor legislation to require wineries to collect local sales taxes on shipments of wine.
Lawsuit Filed Over State Takeover by Former LRSD Board Members
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 19:54:45 -0800
According to an Arkansas Times article, former board members Jim Ross, C.E. McAdoo and Diane Curry along with a resident filed the lawsuit in Pulaski County Court, challenging the state takeover on administrative procedure ground.
JPs to vote on spending plan for $1M of carryover cash
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 01:19:29 -0800
The Pulaski County Quorum Court is to decide Tuesday whether to spend $1 million in carryover funds from 2014 on various technology and maintenance projects, including up to $80,000 for parking lot security cameras.