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West Little Rock’s Sterling Plaza Sells for $3.4MLock Icon

This week's million-dollar deals and construction contracts feature commercial buildings, homes, schools and more. read more >
The new North Little Rock Justice Center at North Poplar Street and Interstate 40 is headed for a September opening.
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New North Little Rock Justice Center Gets Roadside Home

North Little Rock's $30 million police and courts building, scheduled for a September completion, is seen as a roadside advertisement for the city. read more >
Mandy Hull of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
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Mandy Hull Takes Over Adviser’s Role at UA Little Rock (Movers & Shakers)

Mandy Hull, associate general counsel for the University of Arkansas System, has been named associate vice chancellor of human resources and human resources policy adviser to the chancellor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. read more >
Little Rock Regional Chamber officials Kristi Barr and James Reddish lead central Arkansas’ Next Generation Learning program.
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Next-Gen Learning: Businesses Embrace Career AcademiesLock Icon

Metro Little Rock schools have accelerated a plan to put all 13,000 public high school students in Pulaski County on career-themed paths. The effort also aims to recast public schools as magnets for central Arkansas economic development, not impediments. read more >
Michael Nellums
Education / Legal

Pine Bluff Principal Sues North Little Rock School DistrictLock Icon

Michael Nellums, the principal of Pine Bluff High School, has sued the North Little Rock School District alleging he wasn’t hired by the district because he’s black. read more >
Joyce Elliott
Government & Politics

Opponents Call School Voucher Program Misguided ‘Experiment’

Opponents of a legislative effort to fund a pilot private school voucher program in a central Arkansas county say the bill would "experiment" on primarily black children while not funding more traditional public school improvement methods. read more >
Chuy’s at 5105 Warden Road in North Little Rock attracted investment money from California.
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NLR Chuy’s Rings Up $4.5M Transaction (Real Deals)

The sale of a North Little Rock eatery tipped the scales at $4.5 million. A Sherwood car wash transaction weighed in at $2.5 million. And apartments in midtown Little Rock changed hands in a $1.74 million deal. read more >
Alan Wilbourn
Education / Transportation

Cyber School Not a Fix for Snow Days

Problematic snow days are leading schools to look into holding "cyber days" on a limited basis, acknowledging that many logistical and economical obstacles remain in place. read more >
Education / Government & Politics

History in the Making (Editorial)

U.S. District Judge Price Marshall last week approved a settlement that will end the state of Arkansas’ legal obligation to make extra payments to the three school districts in Pulaski County in order to facilitate desegregation. read more >
The size of the North Little Rock High School campus will be doubled when its portion of the improvement project is done.
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North Little Rock Schools in the Middle Of a $223 Million Makeover

North Little Rock School District’s $223 million capital improvement project is underway, and when both phases are done, much of the district’s 50-plus-year-old infrastructure will be replaced. read more >
Education / Government & Politics / Legal

Dustin McDaniel: Deal in Place to End Desegregation Lawsuit

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says an agreement is in place to end a decades-long desegregation lawsuit involving three Little Rock-area school districts. read more >
Education / Government & Politics / Legal

LRSD, Joshua Intervenors Support Desegregation Agreement

The Little Rock School District and a group of patrons known as the Joshua Intervenors are both now on board with a planned settlement of a 30-year-old desegregation lawsuit. read more >
Education / Government & Politics / Legal

Is LRSD Gambling with Funding? (AP Analysis)

If Dustin McDaniel is right, the Little Rock School District could be taking a big gamble by withholding its approval of a deal that would end years of extra state payments to boost desegregation. If he is wrong, the district's gamble could be worth it. read more >
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Arkansas Lawmakers Approve Desegregation Proposal

The Arkansas Legislative Council has approved a proposed settlement that would put an end to years of payments the state makes to boost desegregation efforts in three Little Rock-area school districts. read more >
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Arkansas, School Districts Reach Desegregation Pact

The attorney general says the state of Arkansas and three Little Rock-area school districts have reached an agreement that would end years of special payments made to help desegregate schools. read more >
Denise Drennan

Denise Drennan of North Little Rock School District (CFO of the Year Finalist, Public Sector)

Denise Drennan, CFO of the North Little Rock School District, has helped the district out of a fiscal pinch and onto the path to growth and improvement. Her efforts made her a finalist for Arkansas Business CFO of the year in the public sector category. read more >
Hostess, based in Irving, Texas, suspended bakery operations at its 33 factories and said its stores will remain open for several days to sell already packaged products. The privately held company filed for Chapter 11 protection in January.
Education / Restaurants & Food

With Hostess Gone, Rogers Company Sees Bread Sales Rise

The sudden shutdown of the Hostess Brands baking plant in Memphis has created a bonanza of sorts for Harris Baking Co. of Rogers. read more >