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Southern Baptist Convention releases internal list of alleged sex abusers, including more than a dozen with Arkansas ties

In the wake of a scathing report on the Southern Baptist Convention's long pattern of mishandling sexual abuse claims, the Baptist organization on Thursday released a 205-page list of people affiliated with the church who it described as being "credibly accused."
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Arkansas governor not headed to Texas for NRA meeting

Governor Hutchinson never had plans to go, his spokeswoman confirms.
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Pine Bluff's new Delta Informer upholds African American press tradition

A new voice is coming to the Delta.

The Razorbacks are on the rise

Woo pig.
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No execution for mentally disabled Arkansas man, the U.S. Supreme Court rules

Jackson, now 51, is an inmate at Varner Supermax near Grady. He was convicted for killing two people.

Latest COVID report and open line

Seven more deaths from COVID-19 were reported to the Arkansas Department of Health in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 11,468. Meanwhile, 373 new cases were reported, down from yesterday's spike of 556, the largest increase in months. Five new patients have been hospitalized, bringing the count of coronavirus patients to 70.
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Arkansas congressional delegation helps block bill to combat domestic terrorism

Not surprisingly, every congressman from Arkansas (Republicans French Hill, Steve Womack, Bruce Westerman and Rick Crawford) voted against this bill to address the domestic terrorism that's heaping dead bodies in our churches, schools and grocery stores.

$10 million for internship program at Crystal Bridges from Alice Walton Foundation

Another big gift from Alice Walton to Crystal Bridges.
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Law enforcement officer investigated for raping a child is held on probable cause

Aaron Cochrane of Jackson County, who has been employed as a Bradford Police Officer, a sheriff's deputy in Jackson County and a school resource officer in White County, was transferred to Jackson County jail yesterday.

Adult use marijuana campaign making headway

The industry-backed group trying to legalize recreational marijuana in Arkansas has collected more than 65,000 verified signatures and has spent more than $1 million in its attempt to make the November ballot, according to the group’s most recent financial report.
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What to expect when you’re expecting a reproductive health meltdown

Doing Mirena math.

Conservatives claim Conway School Board seats

Financially strapped tenants plan protest at the Arkansas Governor's Mansion

People struggling to make the rent are protesting Governor Hutchinson's refusal to accept $146 million in federal rent relief.

Coronavirus numbers continue to rise; plus an open line

The Arkansas Department of Health reports 556 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours.

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families on Texas massacre

Rich Huddleston, executive director of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, speaks the truth in reaction to the Uvalde mass shooting. Gun violence is a public health emergency

Convicted pedophile Josh Duggar gets only 12.5 years in prison

It's not nearly enough.
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Judicial elections in Arkansas a rare source of good news

If you're a progressive in Arkansas, you have to really squint to find good news in election returns last night.

Hogs need to win in Hoover

Arkansas’s masterful 2021 baseball season reached its peak at the wrong time. Thus far, the 2022 campaign looks more like one where we’ll wonder why they never peaked at all.

Sanders already mentioned as Trump running mate

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who easily won her primary election last night and is widely predicted to easily win in November, is already being mentioned as former President Donald Trump's running mate, should the twice-impeached conman win the nomination in 2024.

King, Ballinger among legislative primaries headed to run-off

State Sen. Bob Ballinger (R-Berryville), who drew four Republican primary challengers in District 28, is headed to a June 21 runoff against Bryan King, the former state senator who Ballinger defeated in 2018. They highlight a host of legislative races with runoffs.
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