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LRSD Community Advisory Board recommends new election zones

The LRSD Community Advisory Board voted Thursday to recommend the approval of new school board election zones based on election precincts. The recommendation goes now to Education Secretary Johnny Key, who acts as the LRSD school board while the district remains in state takeover, and then onto the Election Commission.

Missing ballot found in House District 34 race

Drama continues in tight race for House District 34. A missing ballot has been found that should leave the race in a tie with one vote left to count.

From Russia with love: Donald Trump

Donald Trump is mad because intelligence officials told Congress Russia is meddling in the 2020 election in Trump's behalf.

Lawyer named to Ethics Commission

House Speaker Matthew Shepherd has appointed Scott Irby, a Little Rock lawyer, to the state Ethics Commission.

Lorie Tudor named highway director

First woman named to lead highway agency.
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Changing the face of Arkansas politics one woman at a time

PAWPAC intends to continue to grow until it is a powerful political force. We want to change the face of Arkansas politics. Our aim is for women to make up half of every state and local legislative body in this state.

National politics lead the daily news roundup

The daily news roundup and open line.

Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months. Now what.

Trump pal and adviser Roger Stone was sentenced to 40 months in federal prison today for lying and other offenses in the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Lottery revenue down this year

The Arkansas lottery is running behind last year's net for scholarships through the first seven months of the fiscal year.

Supreme Court again denies DNA test for Death Row inmate

The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled 5-2 today to deny a rehearing for Stacey Johnson, seeking a DNA test that he contends could establish his innocence in the slaying of Carol Heath in Sevier County in 1993.
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From Rock Candy

Momentary opens this weekend with hybrid of art and performance

“It’s a completely flexible space and we’re really excited about it because a space like this doesn’t exist in this region and there are very few like it in the country,” she explains. “Our team is thinking about how performance can happen anywhere.”

Ante Yana wins Round Three of 2020 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase

With staccato spoken word, mean-as-hell bass riffs and punctuating saxophone, Ante Yana took top honors last night at the 2020 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase. Look for them, as well as Won Run and Tiny Towns, at the Rev Room for the showcase finals on Saturday, March 14. 

Slideshow: Breaking Benjamin at Simmons Bank Arena

Arkansas Times staff photographer Brian Chilson was on the floor to catch some of Breaking Benjamin's set Wednesday night.

Five Arkansas properties, district added to historic register: Correction

Arkansas's source for breaking news and analysis, with coverage of politics, Little Rock, dining, entertainment, medical marijuana, art, health care,...

Unmistakeably Russian: Nataliia Lamanova's artistamps

Satirical images of the Soviet-era cult of physique.
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Six Bridges festival announces lineup, including Tim O'Brien

Also "Furious Hours" author Casey Sep, mystery writer Deborah Crombie, and dozens more.

Tiny Towns takes the second round of the 2020 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase

With Fayetteville's noir klez-rock outfit Trashcan Bandits only a few points behind, Jonesboro indie rock quartet Tiny Towns landed at the top at the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase last night at Stickyz.

Turtle Rush, Route 358, Trashcan Bandits and Tiny Towns up at Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase tonight

Up at Stickyz tonight, Thursday, Feb. 6: Turtle Rush, Route 358, Trashcan Bandits and Tiny Towns. 

Netflix's "Night on Earth" is a nature doc/horror flick hybrid

The night vision gives certain scenes a sort of bedtime vulnerability, as when a lion exhausted by her fresh kill flomps her head down on the throat of the wildebeest she was clamping on moments before.

"Beaker Street" is back: UPDATE

UPDATE: On Jan. 6, 2020, “Beaker Street” host Clyde Clifford received a medical diagnosis of multiple myeloma.
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Will's Cinnamon Shop | Will's Famous Cinnamon Rolls - FeastMode! Hot Springs

Will Byrd started making cinnamon rolls because Will Byrd loves cinnamon rolls.

Seeking sourdough

You’ll find it — and a one-of-a-kind oven that’s nearly three decades old — in Leslie.
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Hot tamales and Clinton mania: an oral history of Little Rock's Doe's Eat Place

This is the story of how the Little Rock landmark came to be and how it persists as told by staff, friends and customers.

Tusk & Trotter's "High South" cuisine is peak pork

If you’re the kind of person that prefers their protein to resemble the animal from which it came as little as possible, you’ll still find plenty to eat, but you might also risk missing the point. Tusk & Trotter serves meat with an origin story, and what’s on the plate is meant to highlight, rather than mask, the qualities of the animal you’re being offered.

Don Dugan and Tasha Stratton to take over South on Main

Don Dugan and Tasha Stratton -- who currently operate Dugan's Pub, Dizzy's Gypsy Bistro and Stratton's Market -- are taking over as owners at South on Main.
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Wunderful European soul food at WunderHaus

The idea for serving good food produced locally came to Jacqueline Smith when she was pregnant.

Ed Walker's, Bruno's, Star of India among Arkansas Food Hall of Fame finalists

The Department of Arkansas Heritage has named its fourth class of finalists for the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame, a program launched in 2016 to "to recognize Arkansas’s legendary restaurants, proprietors and food-themed events across the state."

Matt Bell plans to sell South on Main restaurant; new ownership expected to continue partnership with Oxford American

The Nashville Scene reports that Little Rock Chef Matt Bell is selling South on Main to new ownership and will be taking over as executive chef at Gray & Dudley in Nashville. Bell is set to begin at the restaurant, part of the city's 21c Hotel, in February.

Maxine's Live | Famous Loaded Bloody Mary - Live Music Venue & Late Night Eatery, Hot Springs, Arkansas

Feast Mode! To kick-off our new 'Foodie' Series, we're at Maxine's Live Music Venue and Late Night Eatery located in the heart of Historic Downtown Hot Springs.

FeastMode! Rocky's Corner, Hot Springs

There is no shortage of pizza options in Hot Springs, just ask our friend Gina over at Rocky's Corner!
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