North Little Rock

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department

A public comment period is drawing to a close on the proposed widening of Interstate 30 through Little Rock and North Little Rock, known as the "30 Crossing" project. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department Officials are accepting public input through Sunday on the expansion, estimated to cost about 600 million dollars. 

Designers Reconsider 8-Lane Option In I-30 Project

Nov 17, 2015
Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is reconsidering an 8-lane option in its proposed widening of Interstate 30 through Little Rock and North Little Rock.

I-30 Widening Project To Be Focus Of Public Meeting

Oct 21, 2015
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AHTD

A nearly half-billion dollar highway construction project to widen a section of Interstate 30 running through Little Rock and North Little Rock is the focus of a public meeting scheduled for Thursday night in North Little Rock. KUAR's Chris Hickey recently spoke with State Representative Warwick Sabin of Little Rock who raises objections about what the project might do to the social and economic climate of the city.

 

Open House Set On NLR City Hall Anniversary

Jul 27, 2014
City of North Little Rock Facebook page

The city of North Little Rock will be allowing the public to tour its city hall in an open house on Sunday. It marks the 100th anniversary since the placement of the building’s cornerstone on July 27th, 1914. North Little Rock City Clerk and Collector Diane Whitbey says people will be able to go through rooms and mingle with Mayor Joe Smith and other council members.

Chris Hickey / KUAR News

A federal judge has approved a settlement phasing out payments from the state to three Pulaski County school districts in the state's long-running desegregation lawsuit. Federal Judge D. Price Marshall said the settlement to the “exceedingly complex” case was “fair, adequate and reasonable” and noted how few objections there were in the case.

After the ruling, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel called the settlement “historic.”

Recovery Still Slow In Central Arkansas, Says Study

Jan 6, 2014

Central Arkansas is still struggling to recover from the great recession, but encouraging trends show possible future growth in some industries. That’s according to a recent report by Metroplan. It shows that in 2013, population growth outpaced job growth in the Little Rock metro area, pointing to a slow recovery. Furthermore, the study found that young adults in central Arkansas are increasingly opting to live in urban, densely populated locales.

TFTS-147 "Bridging the Gap" August 1, 2013

Aug 1, 2013

On this week's show stories about bridging the gap: Mike Collins - The Magic Knife / Julie Johnson Holt - Yes, Virginia / H.K. Stewart - Tech Support and the American Dream. Musical guest Brad Williams

Report: Pre-K Program Shrinks Academic Gap

May 10, 2013
Kezia Nanda

The Arkansas Department of Education and the state Department of Human Services are working together to fund a Pre-K program for less fortunate children.

As KUAR’s Kezia Nanda reports, officials said research shows that since the program started, the education gap between economically-disadvantaged and affluent children has shrunk.

The event was held at Amboy Elementary School in North Little Rock, which hosts one of the Pre-K programs supported by a state-funded program for economically-disadvantaged students, called the Arkansas Better Chance or ABC.

On this week's show JFK: Witnessing History #1, the first of a 2 part show with stories about where our storytellers were during those fateful days.  J.B. Hogan - Walk on /  George Smith - The Day Hope Died / Kay Fisher - A Private Goodbye

Highway officials say the whole support structure where a tractor-trailer hit a bridge in the fiery accident Thursday will have to be replaced.

Spokesman Danny Straessle with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said the Young Road overpass near the Crystal Hill exit on Interstate 40 in North Little Rock is expected to be re-opened Friday evening with 200 tons weight restrictions.

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