Arkansas Blog

COVID report and the open line

Skip the mask if you insist, just don't think the pandemic is over just yet.

Red Oak Steakhouse is first in the South to offer authentic Kobe Beef!

Kobe Beef is the world’s most famous meat and extremely rare. With only a tiny fraction of restaurants nationwide licensed to serve authentic Kobe beef, Red Oak Steakhouse is proud to be awarded this amazing opportunity.

Moment of reckoning coming for NCAA tournaments in discriminatory states like Arkansas

Decision day near on whether NCAA will hold tournaments in states like Arkansas that have passed laws discriminating against transgender people.

Little Rock lifts mask mandate today, but there are many exceptions

Mask mandates fall, but private rules vary. And the world experience says the virus isn't over just yet.

Little Rock Fire Department responds to fire at Sims Bar-B-Que on Geyer Springs

The Little Rock Fire Department responded to a fire at Sims Bar-B-Que shortly after 3 p.m.

Today's news and the open line

The news and the first necktie in 16 months.

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Coronavirus today: Governor touts vax rate

We need to do better.

Week in review: infrastructure week edition

This week, Max Brantley and Austin Bailey talk about recurring nightmares of plummeting off the I-40 bridge and into the Mississippi, unemployment misery, Little Rock sales tax drama and a surprise visit from 50 Cent.

Rent relief: Better later than never

Thanks to the federal rescue plan, rent relief is on its way to Arkansas people.

Teachers call for using surplus to shore up teachers health insurance

AEA calls for state help on teacher health insurance.

Who writes the bills? Kochheads, that's who

Dark money legislation had roots at ALEC.

UPDATE: Coast Guard reopens Mississippi River to shipping at Memphis

River shipping resumes but still no timeline on bridge traffic.

Who wrote the Arkansas vote suppression legislation? Here's a clue

A dark money group talks about how it wrote cookie-cutter vote suppression legislation for many states. Sounds a lot like the Arkansas legislation.

New law extending statute of limitations for child sex abuse gives victims another shot at justice

Four men molested by their scoutmaster in Hot Springs four decades ago have new legal options, as do all victims of childhood sexual abuse in Arkansas, regardless of how long ago the abuse happened.

Police release video of officer shooting

Video released of Little Rock police shooting.

50 Cent drops into Little Rock on promotional tour

Cognac or champagne, anyone? Fifty Cent wll sell you some.

Today's news: A bridge, a virus, a cult.

The topics are wide-ranging today.

I-40 bridge repair could take two months UPDATE

The outlook remains hazy, but prolonged, for reopening the I-40 bridge over the Mississippi River.

Coronavirus today: 192 new cases

Almost 200 new cases and the testing and shot reports remain low.

Other states join Arkansas in cutting federal jobless benefits, but with a bit more compassion

Other states reducing federal unemployment benefits are providing a carrot to jobless workers. In Arkansas, it is only the stick.