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Board of directors votes to increase solid waste fees

In a meeting Tuesday evening, the Little Rock Board of Directors voted to increase the city’s solid waste fees by 31 percent, from $22.02 per month to $28.90 per month for “once a week, single cart” residences. This is the first time the city has increased solid waste rates since 2004. 

House to meet Oct. 11 on expelling tax cheat Mickey Gates

The House will meet Oct. 11 to talk about ousting Republican Rep. Mickey Gates, the tax cheat.

Plant Board recommends no changes in dicamba application rules

The State Plant Board today voted to continue existing rules on use of dicamba herbicide during the 2020 growing season, which keeps a May 25 cutoff for application in place.

First report filed on gambling machine proposal

The first financial disclosure was filed today by a group hoping to put an amendment on the 2020 ballot that would allow gambling machines statewide.

Cokie Roberts dies; Trump falls to the occasion

The death of a well-known journalist is, in Donald Trump's view, all about him.
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Tuesday's headlines and the open line

City government tops the news on today's video roundup.
Rock the Culture

New episode of Rock the Culture podcast: 'Asking All These Questions'

In this episode, Antwan & Charles provide perspective and conversation on Little Rock's own Joe Johnson dominating The Big3, analysis of the town hall meetings concerning the future of LRSD, and top-ten hip-hop albums of all time. They also discuss the importance of mental health and benefits of therapy/counseling with professional counselor Charmaine Beasley.

Film highlights a progressive Republican from Arkansas

ROBB RYERSE The Atlantic has produced a 25-minute documentary on the well-thrashed campaign of a progressive Republican. Robb Ryerse, against Republican incumbent Rep. Steve Womack last year.

Challenger to Jeff Wardlaw announces in Warren

Christopher Ogburn of Warren has announced he’ll run as a Democrat for the House District 8 seat held by Republican Rep. Jeff Wardlaw of Warren, a former Democrat.

Car wash proposed for historic site at Third and Broadway

The Little Rock Planning Commission is scheduled to consider a proposal for redevelopment of the historic Gay Oil Building at Third and Broadway for a car wash.
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Ashlie Atkinson cast as series regular on USA Network's 'Mr. Robot'

From Deadline today comes news that Ashlie Atkinson — a Little Rock native and Hendrix College grad who appeared in Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman" — will be cast on USA Network's "Mr. Robot."

Conway singer-songwriter is making tracks: A Q&A with Erin Enderlin

How Conway native Erin Enderlin's tunes have landed on the lips of Reba McEntire, Terry Clark, Randy Travis and Lee Ann Womack — and where Enderlin's going from here.

Arkansas Times Film Series: Omaya Jones talks "City of God"

We talk with Arkansas Times Film Series curator Omaya Jones about Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund's 2002 Academy Award-nominated crime film "City of God," next up in our screening series.

'There's a little bit of Brad inside all of us': A Q&A with Barry Bostwick

"I always wanted to play Frankenfurter," Bostwick told us. "But I think everybody does because he’s such a combination of masculinity and surety, meanness. He was compassionless. He was selfish. He was all about him. Basically, he was Donald Trump. It was always, 'I’m the greatest, look at me.' "

Arkansas Arts Council awards nine fellowships

The Arkansas Arts Council announced the recipients of its annual Individual Artist Fellowships, a group of unconditional, non-matching awards of $4,000 each, awarded to nine artists in rotating categories.
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Dreamland Film Series to screen HBO's "Insecure," host panel with producers

The Arkansas Cinema Society's Dreamland Film series will begin on Saturday, Sept. 28 with a two-hour screening of HBO's "Insecure," followed by a panel moderated by Mayor Frank Scott Jr. and columnist Philip Martin with producers Deniese Davis and Jayme Lemmons.

Slideshow: KISS at Verizon Arena

Arkansas Times photographer Brian Chilson was on the floor at last night's KISS concert to catch the action.

From the oil fields to the art gallery: Five Questions with Gerry Snyder

The University of Arkansas’s School of Art in Fayetteville is in expansion mode, and the person tasked with overseeing that expansion is Gerry Snyder, a self-described small town Idaho boy who came to academia later in life, after working a bunch of non-traditional seasonal jobs so he could carve out more time to paint.

'It's a rock and roll play:' A Q&A with the cast of The Rep's 'Million Dollar Quartet'

The Arkansas Times sat down with the four stars of “Million Dollar Quartet," which premieres on Friday, Sept. 6 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 6, to talk about their famous characters, performing in the South and playing their own instruments in the show.

Arkansas Times Recommends: Beet tartare, 'The Pope's Long Con,' The Pantry's negroni

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84 food trucks to serve at 2019 Main Street Food Truck Festival

For the ninth annual Main Street Food Truck Festival, a record 84 food trucks have registered to sling all sorts of cuisine on Sunday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Check out the debut episode of Heaping Spoonful with George Eldridge of Doe's fame

We're thrilled to debut a new podcast! "Heaping Spoonful," is a twice-monthly conversation between host Kelley Bass and restaurateurs, chefs, growers and others who have helped generate the legends associated with eateries across the Mid-South. The podcast is presented by Ben E. Keith Mid-South. In the first episode, Arkansas restaurateur George Eldridge — of The Band Box, The Sports Page and Doe's fame — talks about how he got into the business, his beloved grill top and his long friendship with President Clinton.

'Con todo': El Sur's Honduran eats gather a fervent following

“It kinda takes people out of their comfort zone,” Vasquez said. “People are like, ‘Why is there a plantain in there?’ or ‘What is a fried plantain?’”

Capos Tacos | Grilled Ribeye Tacos - Newly opened in Hot Springs, Arkansas

🔥 Feast Mode! We stopped by the newly opened Capo’s Tacos where they mix old school Mexican dining with a modern vibrant atmosphere.

Chatz burger, barbecue sandwich among the best in town

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

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Get over your skepticism of vegan food

Blue Sage Vegan's “Don’t Be a Chick’n” sandwich is a masterpiece.

'In wine, there is truth': Tasting the Arkansas River Valley terroir

Along the Arkansas River Valley in Altus, there is a wine trail rich in history, rooted in family and eclectic in presentation.

Indian Kitchen is curry as comfort food

Indian Kitchen drops the pretense of fine dining in favor of Indo-Pak comfort food with a focus on catering.

Trader Joe's confirmed as tenant for former Toys 'R Us location in West Little Rock

After much speculation and petitioning, Arkansas Business confirms today that Trader Joe's is indeed setting up shop at the former Toys 'R Us in West Little Rock, at 11500 Financial Center Parkway. 

The Happy Camper at Paninis & Co. makes good on its name

While Panini & Co. supports vegan and vegetarian lifestyles, general manager Benjamin Hoanzl says the goal is to “provide variety for everybody.”
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