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Demonstrators interrupt Fayetteville City Council meeting in protest over ICE detention

The Fayetteville City Council was forced to take a recess this evening after protestors carrying a banner that said "Fayetteville deports artists of color" interrupted the meeting.

Man killed after standoff with police in Pope County

Anthony Langley Jr., 24, of Russellville, was shot and killed by police today after an exchange of gunfire with state and local law enforcement in Pope County.

Stakeholders battle over eye surgery law; opponents say they have enough signatures to put repeal on the ballot

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

Tuesday's headlines and open comment line

Judge Fox holds city in contempt of court; Poore unveils Hall High plan & the Trump impeachment trial opens.

Special prosecutor found Pope County Quorum Court violated FOIA but declined to pursue criminal charges

The special prosecutor appointed to investigate the actions of the Pope County Quorum Court during negotiations over establishing a casino found that the Freedom of Information Act was violated, but concluded his investigation without pursuing criminal charges.
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Impeachment trial opens with debate over rules

Here's your impeachment thread, fire away!

LRSD unveils plans for Hall High STEAM Magnet

Little Rock Hall High School, set to be converted into a STEAM Magnet school with no attendance zone next year, will offer students special coursework on computer applications, media arts and health care and medical practices, Little Rock School District Superintendent Mike Poore, state Education Secretary Johnny Key and others announced today at Hall High's auditorium with current Hall students and alumni looking on.

Judge holds city in contempt, orders that reinstated police officer get his gun and badge

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox held the city of Little Rock in contempt of court today and ordered that reinstated LRPD officer Charles Starks be reissued his gun and badge.

Arkansas Community Institute releases report on impact of debt on low-income Arkansans

A new report out from the Arkansas Community Institute (ACI) examines the impact of debt on low-income Arkansans.

Judge Griffen: proposed impeachment rules highlight "Trump's sociopathic and cancerous corruption and incompetence"

"Trump’s impeachment trial will first show whether each U.S. Senator will be a supporting actor in a charade Mitch McConnell intends to orchestrate," Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen writes.
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From Rock Candy

Art to see in Little Rock this week: A slideshow

Here's a preview of what's coming Thursday, Jan. 16, to the Windgate Center for Art + Design at UA Little Rock.

JeanFo, 1931-2020

The sculptor JeanFo, formerly of Hot Springs, has died in France.

Lori Petty to appear at Spa-Con!

HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, Arkansas — Lori Petty, known to comics fans for her portrayal of Tank Girl in the movie of the same name and for her starring role more recently in the hit TV show, “Orange Is The New Black,” will be a celebrity guest at Spa-Con V in Hot Springs September 18 – 20.

"Beaker Street" is back

With Clyde Clifford's retirement from a decades-long day job in the rearview mirror (barely), beloved rock radio bulletin "Beaker Street" is slated for a revival on Arkansas Rocks.

"Uncut Gems" is feverish and inspired

"Uncut Gems” builds a genre-busting tale of crime and debt and chutzpah around an instantly indelible character named Howard Ratner, absolutely the last person in the world you’d want to play chicken against.
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Popular: Five Questions with Allison Bailey of "Wicked"

Allison Bailey's Glinda is fabulously polished, countering Suskauer’s wry Elphaba with physical humor and playful vocal delivery. We caught up with Bailey ahead of performances of "Wicked" in Little Rock, which run at Robinson Performance Hall through January 19.

Art to look forward to: A slideshow preview

A look at what's coming to Central Arkansas galleries in January.

The inclusive museum: Crystal Bridges adds more work by women

Work by Amy Sherald, Marie Watt, Lorraine O'Grady and Dyani White Hawk joins the collection.

'The Rise of Skywalker' disappoints

The cast is fine. The effects are fine. The sense of wonder and adventure and beauty are all fine. What’s missing is any sort of payoff that suggests the keepers of these stories cared about them as anything other than an ATM.

Outlaw nation: Professional bull riding's new rockstar is from Hamburg, Arkansas

When Chase Outlaw (that’s really his name) goes into the bucking chute now, the announcers broadcast the story of his infamous comeback across the arena, and an X-ray of his mutilated face flashes on every screen, projecting an image of his eye socket looking like a chewed up piece of tobacco.
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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!

Black Angus moving

Black Angus, a Little Rock restaurant that has been around for decades, has announced it has lost its lease on its location near the corner of Rodney Parham and Shackleford.

Cheap Eats: Five local lunches under $5

Little Rock has more stellar lunch spots than we deserve, and it’s entirely possible to escape most of them without busting your budget for the entire day. Here, we highlight a few steals for the noontime hour.

Kream Kastle is a greasy spoon and a living fossil

Kream Kastle has no social media presence whatsoever. Neither does it take orders through various delivery apps. One might be tempted to call this place a throwback to an earlier era, an atavism, a living fossil. But we just call it that little drive-in on Highway 70 — you know, that tastee-freeze between Ten Mile Creek and the Lonsdale turnoff, the place where all the trucks are parked.
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Meteor leaving LR landing spot

As Allied Cycle Works goes, so goes The Meteor.

Library Kitchen and Lounge: Book it for January

The new restaurant, in the old Gusano's location, will have a streetside to-go window, a "yard" at the front for lounging and live music on the weekends.

Copper Grill gets new owner

Dan Kovach, the former manager of Cajun's Wharf, which closed June 1, and business partner Lelan Stice are the new owners.

Plant-based pub grub: Add Ester's to the list of vegan hot spots in Little Rock

Alleged consumer confusion has never tasted so sweet. Long may the plant-based option grow in Arkansas.

Dos Rocas relaunches as Mockingbird Bar and Tacos

Dos Rocas, which opened at 1220 S. Main St. in January, officially relaunched as Mockingbird Bar and Tacos on Thursday. Jack Sundell and Corri Bristow-Sundell, who own The Root Cafe, are now the sole owners of Mockingbird, which Sundell said will be taking an Arkansas local food approach to Latin American cuisine.
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