Arkansas Blog

Tom Cotton with his book.

L.A. Review of Books on Tom Cotton's "Sacred Duty"

Fayetteville native Caleb Smith has a long essay on Tom Cotton's new book, "Sacred Duty: A Soldier’s Tour at Arlington National Cemetery," in the Los Angeles Review of Books. 
Little Rock River Market at night.

City board to take up proposed "entertainment district" for open containers in River Market

On the agenda at next Tuesday's Little Rock city board meeting: A proposed ordinance that would allow patrons of River Market establishments to carry open containers of alcoholic beverages outside at certain times. 

One giant leap Open Line

Stay cool, it's hot out there. Over to you.

City of Little Rock announces results of park survey

The city of Little Rock has released the results of an informal survey asking Little Rock how they'd like to see former golf courses at Hindman and War Memorial repurposed: walking and biking trails led the way. 

Wall Street Journal profiles Walton bros

The Wall Street Journal's Jason Gay travels to Bentonville to bike around with brothers Tom and Steuart Walton, the Walmart heirs who are pouring money into bike trails and cultural initiatives in Northwest Arkansas.

The Joe Johnson is still playing basketball open line

Over to you.

Mitch Petrus dies at 32

Former NFL offensive lineman Mitch Petrus, who played his college ball for the Arkansas Razorbacks, died of an apparent heatstroke last night at Baptists Health Medical Center in North Little Rock. 

Trump administration argues that disastrous implementation of Arkansas work requirements shows value of "experiments"

The latest filings in the legal dispute over Medicaid work requirements again highlighted the catastrophic implementation of the program in Arkansas.

'Taekwondo is for everyone:' Lessons from the 2019 American Taekwondo Association World Expo

From Monday, July 8 through Saturday, July 13, downtown Little Rock was filled with American Taekwondo Association students of all ages decked out in their signature white uniforms — called a "dobok" — at the 2019 ATA Worlds Expo, hosted at the Statehouse Convention Center. The Times caught up with a few attendees to learn more about the sport, and we walked away with the knowledge that taekwondo is not just for some, but for all.

UALR professor receives $2.4 million Defense grant to research cybersecurity

Nitin Agarwal, professor of information sciences at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, has been awarded a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to work on tracking online threats.

Gafford gives good showing; ditto for former Hog baseball players in the pros

It’s summer, and the only thing to do now is wait, and digest all the recruiting and preseason football and basketball news that comes to the fore.

State police release additional information on Stone County shooting that left sheriff's deputy dead

More information from the Arkansas State Police on yesterday's Stone County shooting, during which a sheriff's deputy was killed: The deceased suspect has been identified as Samuel Fullerton. He was 39. Ericka Johnson, 32, suffered a non-life threatening wound.