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Tom Carpenter

Building permits for The Peaks at Little Rock development have been suspended. (Parcel lines are approximate and shown for illustration only.)
Construction / Government & Politics / Legal / Real Estate

Developer Keith Richardson Hopes Settlement Near in Little Rock Litigation

An Arkansas developer hopes to reach a settlement this week with the city of Little Rock over allegations that it tried to block him from completing a $25 million low-income housing project in west Little Rock. read more >
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge
Government & Politics / Legal

Leslie Rutledge: Local LGBT Protections Barred by State Law

Five local measures prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity cannot be enforced because of a new Arkansas law barring such protections, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge wrote in a nonbinding opinion Tuesday. read more >
Jim Lynch was one of the plaintiffs in the 2013 lawsuit challenging payments by the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock to their chambers, saying they violated the state Constitution.
Business Services / Government & Politics / Legal / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits / Small Business / Tourism

Chambers of Commerce Worried Over Judge’s Payment Ruling

A Pulaski County Circuit Court judge’s ruling last month that ordered the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock to stop paying chambers of commerce and related entities for economic development programs sent shock waves through chamber offices across the state. read more >
Robert Coon
Government & Politics / Transportation

Mo Money, Uber Problems (Robert Coon On Politics)

Ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft have become the apps of choice for tech-savvy travelers in cities across the country – and worldwide. But as the companies have increased in popularity, opposition has grown as well. With Uber and Lyft currently looking at entering the Little Rock market, will our local officials embrace them or slam the door? read more >