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Open line: Cotton wants strike on Iran, Arkansas may be in line for more military benefits

Tom Cotton calls for a military strike on Iran and speaking of military might, Arkansas may figure in the armament.

What now for the Little Rock School District? A city takeover maybe?

Jay Barth's last meeting as a state Board of Education meeting included a call to action on the future of the Little Rock School District. Coincidentally, we've learned of a plan to reshape oversight of the district.

An open line, plus opening fire on feral hogs

The open line includes an item on opening fire on feral hogs from aircraft.

Fore! Golf on Little Rock Board agenda

The fate of Little Rock city golf courses apparently will be up for discussion Tuesday by the City Board.

Social and financial connections reported between Linda Collins and suspect in her death

NEA Report last night dug up information from Linda Collins' divorce case that reflects her friendship with the suspect in her death and a financial connection with the suspect's boyfriend.
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Suspect arrested in Linda Collins death

State Police announced tonight that they believed they'd solved the killing of Linda Collins, the former Republican senator from Pocahontas, who was found dead in the driveway of her home outside Pocahontas the night of June 4.

For the record: The dismissal order in the Wendell Griffen ethics case

The Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission today issued its formal order dismissing an ethics case against Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen for an ability to complete the case in the time set out in rules.

Sarah for Arkansas? Digital footprints emerge of future candidacy

Footprints emerge of a potential future political race by Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

2020 Arkansas politics top the daily video news roundup

The daily video news roundup leads with 2020 political speculation. Sarah for Arkansas? (More than 400 people said no yesterday on our Facebook page.) This is the open line.

Police make arrest in triple homicide

Torrance Price, 42, has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of three women found about 2 p.m. Thursday in a home at 4601 W. 16th Street.
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From Rock Candy

2nd Friday Art Night roundup: Art, music, living history

Coming Friday, June 14: A busy 2nd Friday Art Night features new exhibits, new venues, and gamblers and tavern owners over at the Old State House Museum.

Jimmy Buffett took his "lucky band of goofballs" to Verizon Arena

“We’re a lucky band of goofballs who get to do this for a living."

Leave Her Alone: Kari Faux talks fear, power and having a "Kanye moment"

“I’m so many things,” Faux said. “I’m goofy. I’m creative. I’m smart, when I want to be. I’m sexy. I’m loud. I’m fearless. Sometimes I’m scared, sometimes I’m a crybaby, sometimes I’m dismissive. Sometimes I’m detached. I’m all of these things.

"Dear Walmart" doc screens in Bentonville ahead of Walmart's annual shareholder's meeting

The film was screened for a group of around 40 Walmart associates and, a press release said, "profiles Walmart associates and their fight for respect at Walmart through OUR Walmart (now United for Respect) over the last near-decade."

Arkansas Country Music Awards honors legends and up-and-comers alike

Arkansas Country Music Awards (ACMA) held its annual ceremony Monday night, June 3, presenting signed and unsigned Arkansas musicians and singer-songwriters, heralding the talents of country music talent from sound engineers and entertainers to radio promoters to dobro players.
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HBO's "Chernobyl" asks: What's the price of a lie?

In laying the disaster at the feet, primarily, of liars and tinpot dictators, “Chernobyl” creator Craig Mazin here has spun a deft political drama for an era where the phrase “Russian election interference” has rocked Europe and the United States.

Watch Arkansas artists work in "DELTA 60"

The Arkansas Arts Center bids au revoir with "DELTA 60," a documentary film about artists Melissa Cowper-Smith, Neal Harrington, Tammy Harrington, Robyn Horn, Tim Hursley, Lisa Krannichfeld, James Matthews, Dusty Mitchell, Aj Smith and Marjorie Williams Smith. 

Judas Priest and Uriah Heep rock against the rolling river in Little Rock

As the river encroached the park, lapping against the bricks of the back of the amphitheater, its brisk current often matched the blistering tempos. Geese wandered about near the backstage equipment like hopeful groupies.

Fayetteville’s arts corridor proposal mirrors the city’s "wild west" approach to city development

The Renaissance had its de’ Medicis, the 20th century its Rockefellers and Fords. We have the Waltons, and a Walton-funded arts community on steroids, fueled by a "wild west" approach to city development and arts cultivation.

A little bit about that bourbon at Pig & Swig

Calling all bourbon lovers! The Arkansas Times' 3rd annual Pig & Swig event on Friday, June 14, at the River Market Pavilions will feature five Knob Creek whiskeys.
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Pic of That Ramen Place's Seaweed Salad

Ramen and the American Dream

Hard to pick a favorite at That Ramen Place.

Little Rock mocktail guide

Shirley Temple’s got some company.

A little bit about that bourbon at Pig & Swig

Calling all bourbon lovers! The Arkansas Times' 3rd annual Pig & Swig event on Friday, June 14, at the River Market Pavilions will feature five Knob Creek whiskeys.

Pizza D is back, of course

Perhaps to nobody's surprise, the doors to the beloved Stifft Station dive, Pizza D'Action, will open up once again this afternoon at 4 p.m., this time under the direction of Rev Room manager Mike Brown.

Summer is coming and so is Pig and Swig

It’s the time of year for seersucker suits, sipping whiskey and watching the river flow by. You can be that laid-back and party, too, at the third annual Arkansas Times Pig and Swig, coming to the River Market on Friday, June 14.
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The Capital's Seafood House off to a good start

Prince Williams hopes his bar and seafood shack will earn a reputation for solid food and keep people coming back. The duck gumbo will make us return.

The deep-fried cauliflower at Blue Sage Vegan is your new favorite sandwich

If you are not currently wedging some deep-fried cauliflower into your work week, you might not be doing it right. 

Feast on grasshoppers with the Southern Foodways Alliance

The 2019 Summer Field Trip of the Southern Foodways Alliance is hopping over to Bentonville in June.
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700,000-piece mosaic icon (and new eats) to debut at Greek Food Fest

Two-dimensional Byzantine iconography surrounds the Anunciation visitor on all sides — intentionally presented in a flat matte style, "not meant to be Renaissance art," Father Nicholas said — but now, the eye is drawn to the radiant glass at the altar, Christ in a gold robe and halo, holding a chalice in one hand and the Eucharist symbol on the other. Over 200 shades of glass and eight months of work went into the icon, Father Nicholas said. 

A stone's throw from Hillcrest: Stone's Throw opens second location

Stone's Throw Brewing opens its Stifft Station Taproom on May 7.
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