Arkansas Blog

The COVID report, an injured trooper and the open line.

The open lines comes with a mildly encouraging COVID-19 reports and news of a State Police trooper injured in a chase and more photos of armed men at Capitol today

All’s quiet at the Capitol

A handful of demonstrators and a lot more cops.

Asa thinks House shouldn't have impeached Donald Trump

He did concede Donald Trump had used "aggressive language" at rally preceding riot.

Legislators propose end to Confederate Flag Day in Arkansas

It should be simple. It probably won't be.

Former U.S. Sen. Tim Hutchinson has paid Trump insider to lobby for pardon for his confessed felon son, Jeremy Hutchinson

MIght corrupt influence result in freedom for a corrupt former state legislator, son of a former U.S. senator and nephew of the Arkansas governor.

The Capitol riot: U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford said what?

He seems to have found a positive in the Capitol riot.

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Arkansas still mute on troopers in Washington; at least one police chief is doing more

At least one former police official thinks Governor Hutchinson owes Arkansas a better explanation of what two troopers did at Capitol last week,

The open line and COVID-19 report

Another big day got coronavirus.

Sen. Kim Hammer declares 'war' on Democrats in now-removed Facebook post

Sen. Kim Hammer declares political war in Trumplike terms on Facebook. Not that he endorses violence, understand.

Vaccination vexations

It isn't easy to get a COVID-19 shot, unless you are the governor, an elected official in Jonesboro and some other lucky souls.

The All Bad News Edition

On this week's podcast, Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the continued fallout from the Jan. 6 insurrection attempt at the U.S. Capitol, including impeachment and Arkansas connections. They also talk about the legislature getting underway and immediately advancing a stand your ground bill out of committee; and they talk about COVID and vaccination efforts.  

KATV: Governor says troopers weren't at Capitol Jan. 6, despite what they have written

Governor says troopers didn't go to Capitol, despite Facebook posts that indicate otherwise.

Candidates tout cash hauls in 2022 race for governor. Griffin leads Rutledge

Two have raised almost $3 million so far.

UPDATE: No bail for Richard Barnett after all

Bigo Barnett can bail himself out of jail on capitol incursion charges.

TGIF news roundup and open line

The news roundup with five days of Trump left. Still time for more screwups.

Coronavirus today: 3,124 new cases and 35 more deaths

Coronavirus today: A slow pace to vaccinations and warning of a faster spreading variant of the virus.

Amazon land in North Little Rock sold for $2.7 million

Average price nearly $25,000 a acre.

Taxpayers sue Attorney General Leslie Rutledge for spending state money to help Donald Trump and herself

State money has also been spent to aid her own ambition, the suit says.

Old Bill Gates has a farm, ee-i-ee-i-dough. It includes thousands of acres in Arkansas

Bill Gates is now the biggest corporate farmer in the U.S. and that includes major holdings in Arkansas.

Arkansan accused of beating D.C. cop gets booked in Pulaski County

Video of the booking of suspected D.C. cop beater. Tension-free, it appears.