Emily Walkenhorst, NWA Democrat-Gazette

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Past articles by Emily:

In state, drinking water in tests below EPA limit for 14 chemicals

As federal regulators weigh the possibility of regulating a harmful set of chemicals found in millions of Americans' drinking water, no testing conducted in Arkansas appears to show the chemicals' presence in the state's drinking water. → Read More

Group seeks to buy last 1,600 feet for hiking trail along Buffalo River path in Arkansas

A conservation group wants to buy the final tract of land needed to finish a hiking trail that would stretch about 100 miles along the Buffalo National River. → Read More

Arkansas newspaper's ex-publisher, editor dies at age 88

Longtime Jonesboro Sun editor and publisher John Troutt Jr. died Thursday night from a lung infection, according to family. → Read More

Rattlesnake Ridge in central Arkansas opens as state's 73rd natural area

A west Pulaski County wilderness known to property owners and trespassers for its rattlesnakes and other breathtaking features is the state's newest natural area, open to the public for the first time. → Read More

Former lawmaker selected as replacement for Arkansas official who resigned

A former state representative is Jefferson County's new chief executive officer, after a unanimous vote Thursday evening by the Jefferson County Quorum Court. → Read More

Arkansas hog farm in Buffalo River watershed ordered to manage manure

Operators of an unpermitted hog farm in the Buffalo River's watershed must clear improperly stored hog manure and develop a plan to manage the manure by March 15, a judge has ordered. → Read More

Hog-farm appeal input OK'd; environmental groups allowed in as permit denial advances

Two environmental groups can intervene in a hog farm's appeal of its permit denial, an administrative law judge has ordered. → Read More

State ecology panel gives hog farm a reprieve

The Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission issued on Wednesday a stay of the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality's decision to deny C&H Hog Farms' application to continue operating in the Buffalo National River's watershed. → Read More

State's working poor face hunger

Nearly one-fifth of Arkansans often don't know how they'll get their next meal, according to a recent report from Hunger Free America. → Read More

Wintry blast to bring Arkansas mostly cold; part of state has chance for light snow, ice

A severe winter storm projected to hit the Midwest and mid-South this weekend will just be starting to grow when it passes through Arkansas tonight. → Read More

Hog farm's request for new permit languishing

Sunday was the 640th day since C&H Hog Farms applied for a new permit for its Mount Judea concentrated animal feeding operation, and it remains unclear when the farmers will learn the outcome of their request. → Read More

2 power failures leave burst pipes, icy offices

The temperature didn't change when David Goble stepped from the frigid weather outside into the Arkansas Repertory Theatre building, and that was the first sign things were awry. → Read More

Groups urge ban on wild turtle trapping in Arkansas

Several conservation groups have petitioned the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to ban the trapping for sale of the state's wild turtles. → Read More

State seeks more data before granting permit to hog farm in river's watershed

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality sent a letter this week to the owners of C&H Hog Farms asking for more documentation of their facility and plans as the department continues to evaluate the facility's permit application. → Read More

Arkansas hog farm in watershed finds tolerance, disdain

NEWTON COUNTY -- Four years have passed since C&H Hog Farms began operating along a tributary 6 miles from the Buffalo River, but not much has changed for most folks in Newton and Searcy counties. → Read More

400 pack boxes for holiday meals

Nearly 200,000 children in Arkansas -- 1 in 4 -- are hungry, according to the United Methodists of Arkansas. → Read More

EPA plan cuts back emissions

Arkansas must reduce its budgeted, or current allowable levels, of summertime nitrogen oxide emissions from power plants by 54 percent by 2017 under an update that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed for its Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. → Read More

Roots planted for solar garden

Environmental advocates broke ground Friday morning on the first community solar garden in Arkansas, which will serve at least two households right away and more later. → Read More

Only 26 file for Pulaski County races

One year after Pulaski County’s leadership was up for grabs, county residents showed little interest in filing for office in next year’s elections. The number of candidates seeking to get their names on the ballot for 2016 was the lowest in at least two decades. → Read More

Driving class draws LR-area Spanish speakers

More than 50 Spanish speakers crowded a classroom at Little Rock's Southwest Community Center on Saturday night for the second of two classes teaching the rules of the road to prospective drivers. → Read More