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Frank Scott Jr. (left) and Baker Kurrus
Banking & Finance

Little Rock Voters Choose Frank Scott Jr. for Mayor

A banking executive and former highway commissioner won Tuesday's runoff for Little Rock mayor, becoming the first African-American elected to lead Arkansas' capital six decades after it was the center of a school desegregation crisis. read more >

Peaceful Queasy Feeling (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

I am a longtime proponent of divided government, and never more so than after seeing what happens with one-party government headed by a man who uses intimidation to keep Congress from exercising the checks that our Founders anticipated. read more >
Frank Scott Jr. (left) and Baker Kurrus

Frank Scott, Baker Kurrus in Runoff for Little Rock Mayor

Frank Scott Jr. and Baker Kurrus emerged from a historic scrum on Wednesday, setting their sites on a Dec. 4 decider. read more >
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Is Little Rock Losing Its Luster?Lock Icon

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola and Little Rock Regional Chamber CEO Jay Chesshir have binders full of statistics showing that economic development efforts are bearing fruit. Still, they acknowledge that Little Rock has a perception problem. read more >

Corrected: Springdale Superintendent Rollins Tops Salary List

The Pulaski County Special School District spent more on superintendents than any other school district in the state in 2014-15, but the superintendent with the highest compensation was Jim Rollins of Springdale. read more >
Michael Poore
Education / Government & Politics

Michael Poore Seeks Local Control for LRSD

Little Rock School District Superintendent Michael Poore says he was hired to work collaboratively to return the LRSD to local control as quickly as possible, and he urged parents, local businesses and other stakeholders to stay engaged with education. read more >
Baker Kurrus
Education / Government & Politics

Watch Live Video of Johnny Key’s Noon News Conference on Superintendent Change

The Arkansas Department of Education has picked Bentonville's superintendent to lead the state-run Little Rock School District. read more >
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The One-Way Test (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

At virtually every meeting, Rotarians recite “The Four-Way Test of the Things We Think, Say or Do,” but I keep my mouth shut. I’m fine with the first two — Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? — because those are my personal and professional goals at all times. But the parts about building goodwill and friendship and being beneficial to all concerned — well, the things I’m paid to think, say and do don’t always pass those tests. read more >
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Education / Nonprofits

Baker Kurrus: Little Rock Schools on Detroit Path

Little Rock is on path to a similar fate as Detroit's low-performing public schools, Little Rock School District Superintendent Baker Kurrus warned Tuesday. But he saved some optimism for the future and challenged the community to take ownership of its schools during a speech at the Little Rock Rotary Club's weekly luncheon at the Clinton Presidential Center. read more >
Dexter Suggs
Education / Government & Politics

Ex-LR Schools Chief Dexter Suggs Loses Doctorate Amid Plagiarism Question

An Indiana university said Monday that the former head of the Little Rock School District no longer holds a doctorate from the school, and the district said it is no longer obligated to pay ex-Superintendent Dexter Suggs under the terms of a settlement agreement. read more >
Baker Kurrus
Education / Government & Politics

New Little Rock Superintendent Baker Kurrus Talks Plans for District

The lawyer hired to lead the school district now controlled by the state says he's cut about $12.5 million from the budget and made other changes since taking over two months ago. read more >
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Education / Government & Politics

Baker Kurrus Picked to Lead Little Rock School District

State education officials say attorney Baker Kurrus will be the new superintendent of the Little Rock School District. Kurrus replaces former superintendent Dexter Suggs, who resigned last month amid allegations he plagiarized sections of his 2009 doctoral dissertation. read more >
Real Estate / Retail / Transportation

WLR Auto Dealerships Hitting the Road from Chenal to Col. Glenn

Two west Little Rock auto ventures are on the move after a $2.9 million land deal. The dealerships in play are Riverside Acura and Riverside Subaru, which will be headed about 4 miles southeast from their current 16100 Chenal Parkway location. read more >