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Edith Irby Jones, who desegregated UAMS, dies

Edith Irby Jones, the first black person to attend and graduate from the University of Arkansas Medical School (now the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences), has died in Houston. She was 91.

Stuttgart to build solar power plant

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Little Rock Police Chief Keith Humphrey talks to protestors outside Little Rock City Hall

Scott to present citizens police review board ordinance

At Tuesday evening’s board of directors agenda meeting, Mayor Frank Scott Jr. will present an ordinance to create a citizens review board for the Little Rock Police Department. The draft of the ordinance says the board’s scope of authority would include reviewing incidents involving use of force, corruption and discrimination.

Man stabbed after denigrating Elvis impersonator

A Little Rock man was stabbed six times Saturday night after he reportedly insulted a black Elvis impersonator, the Little Rock Police Department said. 

Suspect identified in 2018 Mabelvale Pike homicide

Little Rock police today announced that detectives had identified Darrius Holmes, 25, as a suspect in the April 2018 fatal shooting of Joshua Backus, 39, at 5301 Mabelvale Pike.
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Monday's headlines and your open line

CHI St. Vincent is off the trauma registry; ACLU director Sklar retires; Fleming takes over as head of Arkansas Education Association & our racist president: Arkansas edition.

CHI St. Vincent is off the trauma registry

CHI St. Vincent has been removed from the state's trauma system, but is working to be back on later this year.

Our racist president: Arkansas edition

The silence from our state's Republican congressional delegation — and from the Republican Party generally — has been deafening in the wake of President Trump's racist tweet on Sunday.

Fleming takes over as head of Arkansas Education Association

Carol Fleming, a speech-language pathologist at Pulaski Heights Middle School in the Little Rock School District, officially begins her two-year term as president of the Arkansas Education Association today. Fleming was elected to the position in May. She succeeds Cathy Koehler, who will return to the Little Rock School District. 

Swifton police chief resigns after video surfaces on social media

J.R. Moody, chief of police of Swifton (Jackson County), has resigned after a video of him cursing a man surfaced on social media, KAIT reports.
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From Rock Candy

Join the "Chorus" for Argenta

The Argenta Arts District will be the beneficiary of a special production of "A Chorus Line" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the Argenta Community Theater.

Andrew Stanton headed to Arkansas Cinema Society's Filmland 2019

This year, ACS brings in two-time Academy Award winner and Pixar architect Andrew Stanton, who's worked on films like "Finding Nemo," "Wall-E" and "Toy Story 4," and who directed two episodes of the second season of "Stranger Things."

2nd Friday Art Night: Quilts, prints, music, more

2nd Friday Art Night, the after-hours art stroll 5-8 p.m. tonight at multiple venues downtown, will feature quilts, live printmaking, collaborative music and art, fashion T-shirts, entertainment, craft beer and more. 

Before she was the breakout star of 'Stranger Things,' Maya Hawke starred in a Ben Dickey music video

Before she played Robin, Steve's wise-ass co-worker at Scoops Ahoy in the third season of "Stranger Things" and became this season's breakout star, Maya Hawke starred in a music video for Little Rock native Ben Dickey's song "Down the Shore."

Artspace Projects to come to LR (with correction)

Artspace Projects Inc., a nonprofit that develops affordable spaces for artists and has already met with creatives in four Northwest Arkansas cities, will hold a public meeting in Little Rock to evaluate the needs here.
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Former Boston Foundation arts director to head Walton-funded arts organization

From the Walton Family Foundation and the Northwest Arkansas Council this morning comes a press release announcing the establishment of a regional arts organization, helmed by the former senior director of arts and culture at The Boston Foundation. 

Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Pharoah Sanders and others among musicians with masters potentially lost in UMG fire

From our friends at Arkansongs, here's a list of Universal Music Group artists with masters potentially lost in the warehouse fire of June 1, 2008.

On Scarves and Sisterhood: A Q&A with Shabana Kauser

Painter and Pakistani immigrant to Fayetteville Shabana Kauser talks about her art, her sister and what she's been able to achieve.

"Stranger Things" still more than the sum of its pop culture parts

If the first season interrogated the nature of friendship, and the second trauma, this third season centers upon love and heroism.

A wagonload of icons: New mural downtown

Jason Jones' giant mural of a red wagon loaded with Little Rock landmarks was dedicated at Union National Plaza.
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King Kone on top of the empire

King Kone’s large menu, a dictionary book of flavors, covers the entire front of the purple cinder-block building. But if you’re here, you probably have some variation of ice cream and/or burgers on your mind.
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Hillcrest's El Mezcal shows a lot of promise

Don’t take this as a full-fledged restaurant review from Arkansas Times: We’re just letting you know what we loved and what might need that aforementioned improvement (very little, we’ll tell you now!).

Patients impatient for the arrival of edibles in Arkansas: Feed thyself

We got buds in the oven.
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.
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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. 
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