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Arkansas Blog

Going back to work: It's more complicated than unemployment benefits

Yet another writer explains why it's far too simple to blame hiring shortfalls on federal unemployment benefits.

Even Republican governor thinks legislative vote suppression agenda went too far

Even Governor Hutchinson thought the Republican legislature went too far with its vote suppression agenda.
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COVID report and more on the governor's punishment of jobless for tonight's open line

COVID and cruelty and the open live.

Little Rock prepares to consider de-emphasis of marijuana enforcement and a 'bathroom ordinance'

Marijuana, restroom use and youth violence are up for discussion Tuesday by the City Board.

City sales tax increase up for discussion Tuesday with the board vote uncertain

Tuesday is decision day for a city sales tax. Does the mayor have five votes?

Little Rock police report officer-involved shooting UPDATE

Man shot in leg trying to drive away from officer.

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The Looking To Elections Edition

On this week's podcast, Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the Little Rock sales tax proposal; the Arkansas Supreme Court, the state Plant Board and dicamba; new candidates for state office; and more.

Today's news topped by Asa's Friday evening dump on the jobless of Arkansas

A slow day until the governor announced his punishment of the jobless in Arkansas.

Coronavirus today: 225 more cases

A 6 percent positive test rate reflected in latest numbers.

Hutchinson directs Arkansas to end extra federal unemployment assistance

Asa proves as cruel as the governor of Montana.
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Federal court in Little Rock prepares to reopen

Federal courts in the Eastern District of Arkansas are about to resume jury trials.

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The Republican assault on voting and democracy in general

The Republican Party not only wants to restrict voting, it wants to restrict what people can vote on.

Justice grinds slowly but nears the beginning of the end for Gilbert Baker

Eight years after the events began, a jury trial is set over a bribery case against a former Republican party chair turned lobbyist.
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Local superhero ShadowVision vows to take down the Little Rock slasher

A mysterious character is stepping forward to restore hope and security on crime-riddled streets.

Why do Republican politicians oppose 'critical race theory'? Simple: they prefer history through a white filter

Critical race theory critics, such as Tom Cotton, like the white version of history. After all, that's what they were taught.

Blue Hog puts Bob Ballinger under the financial microscope; has questions

Blue Hog Report thinks he's found problems with Sen. Bob Ballinger's campaign finance reports and will ask the Ethics Commission to take a look.

The Duggar case: Writer finds lessons about their brand of religion and the failings of others, including courts

A sexual assault victim evaluates the handling of Josh Duggar's case and the culture that spawned it.

UPDATE II: Judge Fox tells newspaper seeking court access to stick it

MYOB, judge declares.,

Open the court, Judge Fox

Open the court up judge. Re casino permit hearing.
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