Arkansas Blog

Mayor names parks study group

Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. has named a 20-member group to make recommendations on how to use acreage that has been devoted to the Hindman Park and War Memorial golf courses that are to be closed in a few weeks.

Democratic debate anyone?

Did you watch the Democratic debate last night? Who won?

Report released on Fayetteville marijuana enforcement

Justice group puts focus on Fayetteville's increased enforcement of marijuana possession law despite a policy giving such offenses a low priority.

ACLU, Planned Parenthood, abortion clinic sue over new state anti-abortion laws

As expected, federal legal challenges have been filed by the ACLU and Planned Parenthood against the latest attempts by the Arkansas legislature to restrict abortion so much that it is practically unobtainable.
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State gives $2.9 million to Fayetteville's TheatreSquared. So let's talk about that rainy day fund

The state is sending $2.9 million from the so-called rainy fund to contribute to building the TheatreSquared in Fayetteville. Not to spoil their moment, but it's a reminder of the need for a discussion about rainy day funds.

Suit challenges Arkansas law to prevent undercover farm investigations

An animal rights group and other organizations have sued to invalidate a 2017 Arkansas law that prohibits undercover investigations of factory farms and other businesses.

Governor appoints first woman, Anne Marie Hastings Doramus, to full term on Game and Fish Commission

Stop the presses. Gov. Asa Hutchinson has appointed a woman to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, long the almost exclusive province of great white male hunters.

The midweek open line and daily video news roundup

The Wednesday open line plus the video roundup of news and comment, beginning with the latest on the Linda Collins murder investigation.
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Fourth dispensary approved to sell medical marijuana

The state has announced a fourth dispensary has been cleared to sell medical marijuana.

Injunction sought against War Memorial golf course closure

John McCarty of Little Rock, on behalf of the War Memorial Golf Association, asked circuit court today for an injunction to prevent the city from closing the War Memorial Park golf course.

Uninsured children on the rise in Arkansas

An annual report from Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families reports that the number of children without health insurance is on the rise in Arkansas, with the biggest drop in coverage in 10 years.

Fiance of Linda Collins murder suspect defends her in ABC interview UPDATE

The fiance of the woman charged with capital murder in the death of former Sen. Linda Collins defended her in an interview aired today on Good Morning America.
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