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ArkanTalk: An interview with Jamee Mcadoo

In this episode of ArkanTalk, Jamee McAdoo discusses the importance of diversity in the Miss Arkansas pageant system, equity in the Little Rock School District and insight into creative spaces for Gen Z.

Democrats call for statewide ballot review

The ballot snafu in Jefferson County has prompted the Arkansas Democratic Party to call for a statewide ballot review.

Today's headlines: Coronavirus and politics

Today's news: Coronavirus, presidential politics, mayoral protection.

Second trial date set for woman accused of killing Linda Collins

A pre-trial hearing today for Rebecca O'Donnell, charged with capital murder in the slaying of former Sen. Linda Collins, mostly dealt with procedural issues.

Klobuchar schedules another Arkansas stop, picks up endorsements

Amy Klobuchar schedules another Arkansas stop and picks up endorsements here.

Governor details preparation for coronavirus

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and other state officials offered a briefing this morning on the state's preparation to deal with the coronavirus.

Optometrists sue again to stop referendum on new law

The group seeking to preserve a new state law that expanded eye surgery ability for optometrists has filed another lawsuit attempting to kill a referendum aimed at scrapping the law.

Police seeking tips on hit-and-run on Asher

Little Rock police are seeking help to find a suspect in a hit-and-run accident Feb. 10 on Asher Avenue that fatally injured Anthony Stewart.

Racing Commission sets meeting on Pope County casino

The state Racing Commission will meet at 10:30 a.m.. Wednesday, March 4, to consider the Cherokee Nation's request to open the door to consideration of its application to operate a casino in Pope County.

LRSD election zones set

Education Secretary Johnny Key, who acts as the Little Rock School District's school board while the LRSD is under state takeover, has approved new LRSD school board election zones. The concept key approved is based on existing election precincts. It was recommended by the LRSD Community Advisory Board meeting Feb. 20.

Joe Biden and education

When Arkansas educators speak, they don’t just speak for themselves. They speak on behalf of the students they teach and the families they represent. Too often, however, their voices are ignored. In Little Rock, educators have let us know that they are tired of being silenced and undermined. To them and to educators across the state, we say: Joe Biden hears you loud and clear, and a vote for him is a vote to support public schools and the educators that make them great.

Mayor's security detail piling up overtime; total cost $326,000 in eight months

The new security detail for the Little Rock mayor cost the city more than $326,000 in its first eight months.

Soffer responds to election snafu in Jefferson County

More questions for Jefferson County Election Commission Chair Stu Soffer on screwed-up ballots in a state Senate district. Also, the Democratic Party has called for his resignation.

Coronavirus: Time for Asa to endorse science, not Trump 'messsaging'

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will talk about coronavirus today. Will science or Trump messaging prevail?

Tyson to cut hundreds of tech jobs

Tyson Foods is outsourcing tech services and that will mean the loss of hundreds of company jobs.

State preparing for possible COVID-19 spread

The state Department of Health has begun working to adapt its pandemic flu response strategies to the virus, COVID-19.

A Q&A with Denise Ennett

State Rep. Denise Ennett on stronger neighborhoods, affordable housing and tenants’ rights.

KARK: Ballot problem reported in Jefferson County

This Tweet from KARK's Susan El Khoury indicates a race is missing from some Democratic primary ballots in Jefferson County and a meeting of the Election Commission is set.

Inconsequential News Quiz: Mayflower Redux Edition

Play at home, while fishing a burning-hot shell casing out of your bra.

Why does voting for Elizabeth Warren feel so good?

Voting for Elizabeth Warren felt like a statement about who we are, who I am. She makes me want to stand taller and speak more clearly and not shrink myself to make others feel comfortable.