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The Black Lives Matter All Across Arkansas Edition

On this week's podcast, Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about demonstrations and protests in Little Rock and in cities across Arkansas, terrible Tom Cotton and a COVID-19 spike in the state.

Latest workplace, nursing home coronavirus stats

Five people employed by the Consulate of Mexico have tested positive for COVID-19 and are active cases.

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Three more arrests in Little Rock Thursday on peaceful night

Today's news (virus, protests and a famous parolee) and the open line

A fairly calm Friday but plenty more COVID-19 cases.

Coronavirus today: 226 new cases and maybe news Monday on regional easing of guidelines

Gov. Asa Hutchinson's daily coronavirus briefing

UA finally agrees to play ASU and UCA in all sports except in football

The earth shakes in athletics. the Hogs will play other Arkansas schools. With one significant exception.

Calico Rock prison reports COVID-19 case

A new prison case in Calico Rock.

City of Little Rock shifts curfew to 10 p.m.; lifting it on Monday goal, mayor says

Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. announced that the city's curfew would shift from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. through the weekend. He said the city intended to lift the curfew all together Monday, but would officially make that announcement Monday.

Willie Mae Harris is free after 34 years in prison

Wilie Mae Harris is free after 34 years in prison.

Scenes from Thursday's peaceful demonstration at the Arkansas Capitol

Ebony Blevins covered last night's peaceful demonstration at the State Capitol for the Arkansas Times. The event ended before Little Rock's 8 p.m. curfew.

Little Rock curfew news coming this afternoon; North Little Rock has already announced its curfew has expired

Little Rock curfew news coming at 1 p.m.

Cabot, Harrison hold Black Lives Matter demonstrations

Harrison and Cabot, cities with overwhelmingly white populations and ugly racial histories, both held peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstrations Thursday.

D.C. mayor wants troops out of her city

D.C. Mayor wants Guard troops gone.

Arkansas gets $20 million grant to encourage data research. Speaking of computer skills ....

Arkansas proudly announces a grant to spur data analytics research, a sign the governor says about the state's bold moves in the information age. Now if they could just fix their own computer systems.

Conway drops its curfew. Little Rock?

Curfew ends in Conway. Still awaiting word in Little Rock.

Militarization? It's already happened in Washington and Little Rock and elsewhere

Who needs Tom Cotton? Troops are already on the ground in Washington and Little Rock, signs of weakness not strength.

Smirking Tom Cotton puts one over on New York Times UPDATE

Tom Cotton is smirking this morning. He put one over on the New York Times with a dishonest ode to militarism and is reaping global publicity.

Peaceful demonstration for educators, students, parents scheduled for June 5

At noon Friday, June 5, a peaceful demonstration for educators, students and parents has been planned at the Arkansas State Capitol. The demonstration will begin on the west side of the Capitol and organizers plan to lead a march to a mural of George Floyd on 7th Street.

Athletes report to UA and ASU with COVID-19

Athletes at ASU and UA test positive for COVID-19. Not a surprise, both schools say.

Alexander police officer fatally shot

An Alexander police offier was killed Wednesday evening at a home in the city but circumstances are unclear.