Arkansas Blog

COVID today and the open line

COVID numbers continue a dip.
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Little Rock police charge officer with domestic battery

Officer relieved of duty with charge pending.

65 years ago today history was made, but the work isn’t over

An anniversary is a reminder that the work isn't over.

COVID today and the Saturday open line

Another double-digit death report.

Jazz saxophone great Pharoah Sanders, Little Rock native, dies at 81

He got his start in Little Rock clubs.

Hutchinson makes his third-way case for president in Texas forum

More moderate-sounding mush from a bedrock conservative.

Trial of Dennis Rainey in tree-cutting case likely to be delayed

Trial set Tuesday apparently will be delayed by press of other cases in same court.

TGIF: Marijuana leads the week-ending news roundup

The news is about marijuana and abortion.

Conway School Board to meet with attorney Wednesday about restroom policy, vacancy

The Conway School Board has called a "work session" for Wednesday afternoon to review a proposed restroom policy that could effectively out some transgender students.
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Democrat Chris Jones endorses decision on marijuana amendment

Is marijuana a winner for Democrats? It should be.

The Puff Puff Pass Edition

On this week's podcast, Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the state Supreme Court clearing the recreational marijuana amendment for the November ballot, Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr.'s very bad week and other odds and ends.

COVID today: 17 more deaths

Another double-digit increase in the death toll.

EEOC sues tool and die maker over sexual harassment complaints

Suit says three fired over complaints related to sexual harassment allegations.

Good news on solar energy+gun safety, bad news on representative democracy for LRSD

Teacher bonuses stalled and board member powers diminished by their own choice. Forward-thinking students from Central High provided the bright spot in a dark meeting of the LRSD board.

An Arkansas woman meets the state's unforgiving abortion ban

Arkansas schools investing millions of dollars in safety measures

Already underfunded school districts in Arkansas are spending millions on security and safety measures even as the state's elected leaders cherish a lack of gun regulation and the Arkansas School Safety Commission is recommending even more security measures.

Speaking of transparency and the race for Little Rock mayor: Who's behind a group targeting the mayor? UPDATE

Evidence surfaces of an independent group working against the Little Rock mayor.

Bigo Barnett wants to cancel use of certain words in his trial for participating in Jan. 6 assault on Capitol

Jan. 6 defendant from Arkansas wants to eliminate some words from his coming trial.

Robin Lundstrum 'stars' in article on anti-transgender political campaign

Robin Lundstrum stars in article in orchestrated attack on transgender children.

UPDATED: Arkansas voters will decide on recreational marijuana in November

The state Supreme Court declared Thursday that votes should be counted on a constitutional amendment that would legalize cannabis in Arkansas for adults 21 and older.