Arkansas Blog

Little Rock School District resists full resumption of spring-time activities

An in-person graduation is planned, but nothing else.

Today's news -- grim and grimmer -- and the open line

Fatal shootings, disappointing politicians and more in today's roundup.

Coronavirus today: Who knows?

The numbers look good. If you trust the numbers.

Lending favors white men. Surprise

Surprise. It's easier for white men that minorities are women to finance small businesses.

How to get an Arkansas medical marijuana card

Arkansas Marijuana Card and its affiliate companies across the country have helped more than 70,000 patients obtain their medical marijuana card nationwide, with clinics in Ohio, Missouri, West Virginia, Virginia and Louisiana. Here's a quick rundown of how to get your Arkansas medical marijuana card.

Money talking for Sarah Sanders, if not necessarily with her

Stephens and Ford backers likely should produce a good cash haul for Sarah Huckabee Sanders. But will she speak?

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Senate passses AEDC appropriation on third try

The third time was the charm for an appropriation that had run into trouble because of unhappiness about state economic development work in China.
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Watson Chapel Junior High student wounded by gunshot; police retract erroneous report of his death

Both the shooter and the victim involved in the incident at Watson Chapel Junior High this morning are 15 years old.

Franklin County deputy kills man who reportedly charged him with a bat

Shooting came during response to a burglary report near Ozark.

The new plan for Medicaid expansion -- carrot rather than stick

An incentive to work for better insurance is the cornerstone of the plan, but details remains hazy.

Parking lot shooting victim dies of wound

A marijuana transaction Sunday led to a shooting that has proved fatal.

Tom Cotton opposes Merrick Garland as attorney general

If Biden is for you, Cotton is against you. Simple as that.

A Twitter poll on the Republican gubernatorial candidates: 'Sophie's Choice'

It's a landslide for Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Not the good kind.

Tom Cotton off to slow start in 2024 race for the White House if CPAC is a measure

CPAC crowd unmoved by Tom Cotton in presidential polling for 2024

UPDATE: Coronavirus today: Corrected figures make comparisons difficult

A correction in COVID numbers so far raises more questions than answers.

Pit fire damages famed Jones Bar-B-Q Diner in Marianna UPDATE

Damage extensive, about a 70 percent loss, fire chief says.

The slow pace of COVID vaccinations

Arkansas isn't doing enough to get people vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccine supply is no longer an issue.

Report coming on race and gender disparities in small business loans

A Rockefeller Foundation report on race and gender disparity in small business lending will be released today.

Almost half of Arkansans age 70-plus have received first COVID shot, state says

Meanwhile, a breakdown of total adult vaccination rates by county showed stark disparities across the state. Franklin County and Cleveland County have provided at least one dose to almost 19.8% of people ages 16 and up. The lowest rates were in Miller County, at 3.8%, and Hempstead County, at 6.6%.

The COVID report and open line

Encouraging increase in vaccinations.