The Little Rock Board of Directors in a vote of 8-2 approved Vice-Mayor Lance Hines' ordinance that removes the director of planning and development from part of the redistricting process, required with the release of Census data, and places it under the purview of the city manager and "any persons of his choosing."
The controversy surrounding a proposed settlement of a lawsuit against the city of Little Rock over the shooting death of Bradley Blackshire spilled into public at Tuesday's Little Rock Board of Directors meeting.
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How low can they go? The governor wants tax cuts; some Republicans want to cut all the way to zero. Some perspective...
The West Memphis Police Department has been ordered to respond to a Freedom of Information Act request sent by Patrick Benca, an attorney representing Damien Echols.
Governor Hutchinson outlined his tax-cut agenda, but announced that the special session will be delayed. Plus the daily COVID-19 update and some modifications to COVID quarantine policies in K-12 schools.
Don't tell the Arkansas legislature, but Henderson State University students aren't hung up on gender identity.
The Counter has a good report on troubling working conditions at a Mountaire Farms poultry plant in Robeson County, North Carolina. Mountaire Farms, the fourth largest poultry producer in the nation, is owned by Ronald Cameron of Little Rock, a reclusive mega-donor to Republican politicians, including millions to organizations that backed Donald Trump.
It happened over the weekend and continued to disturb broadcast at least through yesterday.
Eat Meat Man.
A rooftop birthday in the spa city.
Little Rock city government watchers will not be surprised to learn that the Board of Directors is not unanimously in support of Mayor Frank Scott Jr. taking the reins on redrawing the city's wards as required every 10 years after Census results. Director Lance Hines wants the board to pass an ordinance that puts the redistricting process solely under the purview of the city manager.
It's a Monday line.
Five Arkansas legislators just can't let it go.
Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. has shared with members of the city board of directors two proposals for redrawing the city's seven wards as required by redistricting. The one recommended by the mayor dramatically reshapes wards downtown, midtown and in the central part of the city.
Come on, dads. This would never happen on moms' weekend.
The Republican Attorneys General Association, to which Arkansas's Leslie Rutledge belongs, was a major funder of the Jan. 6 rally-turned-riot at the U.S. Capitol.
The officer is expected to survive after a brutal knife attack.
Governor Hutchinson returned to "Meet the Press" Sunday to talk about vaccine mandates. He repeated what's been his public position: government mandates bad, employer mandates OK.