Arkansas Blog

Today's news: Waiting for George Floyd jury and moaning about the legislature

The legislative news ranges from bad to terribly sad.

If you have a heart, this might make you sad: Parents fleeing anti-transgender states like Arkansas

An Arkansas family prepares to flee the state to protect their transgender son.

Coronavirus today: The case count remains low

A slow Monday, both in new cases and shots.

House beats bill to expand financial disclosure in judicial races

House defeats more disclosure of spending on appellate court races.

Quapaw Nation charges former leader and others with embezzlement

The former leader of the Quapaw Nation faces criminal and civil complaints for embezzling millions from the tribe's casino operations, which include a casino in Pine Bluff.

A Trump appearance doesn't come cheap: Almost $11,000 for Sarah Sanders' March event

A night with Trump doesn't come cheap, but it's avidly sought by Republicans like Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

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The constitutional amendments shaping up; the theme is an almighty legislature

The legislature continues to consolidate its power and that of special interests.

Parade of vote suppression bills continues in Arkansas legislature

Two more bills to chip away at elections in Arkansas.

A modest step for rental tenants clears House committee

One small step for tenants. Very small.

Planned Parenthood on the Arkansas legislature: Unconstitutional and unhealthy

A voice for women's medical rights rarely heard at the Arkansas legislature.

Legislature plans deck-chair shift on state employee and teacher health insurance

Will changing control of the insurance board be a cure for rising health costs?

Today's COVID report and the open line

Not so many shots in the last 24 hours.

COVID: Vaccination and Trump voters, a correlation

Of course Trump voters resist the COVID vaccine.

No sham: Legislation aiming at racial unity

A commission to unify Arkansas? That's the aim of a bill to be discussed in a Senate committee Tuesday.

The queen, COVID and an open line

A royal funeral in the time of COVID.

Little Rock board to take up pandemic, caravanning and sales tax

The pandemic emergency, drag racing and a big tax plan might spur some discussion.

The Onion returns to Arkansas for material again, this time using French Hill as butt of the 'joke'

French Hills plays the role of NRA sympathizer in The Onion's lampoon of how gun defenders might react to the latest mass killing.

Research to map segregation in Little Rock

UA Little Rock wins grant to continue study of the aftermath of school desegregation on Little Rock development.

The End of the Session Is Near (But Not Near Enough) Edition

On this week's podcast, Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the Arkansas legislature's terrible final days.

Today's news: Batting cleanup on the legislative messes

The news roundup on a day without the legislature is still dominated by their misdeeds.