A Q&A with the new executive director of Local First Arkansas.
The Purple PeopleApril 1, 2019
Vol 45 • No 20
Listed by their hometowns.
They escaped from the Nahziryah Monastic Community in Marion County.
Meet the best and brightest high school seniors in the state.
They made the final round.
A similar plan targeted at Pulaski County stalled in committee.
Hutchinson asked Trump administration officials to appeal a federal judge's order blocking the work rule
Two days after a federal judge halted Arkansas's first-in-the-nation work requirement for certain Medicaid beneficiaries, the state House of Representatives rejected the entire Medicaid budget by a large margin on Friday.
An interview with the author in advance of his Arkansas Literary Festival appearance.
Play at home, while guarding your stuff from sticky-fingered DHS employees!
With his Walk Against Fear 50 years ago.
Surveying the line at downtown Little Rock's popular new donut shop.
An artist, her shadow, create a memoir.
See arkansasliteraryfestival.org or a full schedule of author talks, workshops, special events and children's activities.
A tour of its facility in Woodruff County.
I believe there is no better smell in all the world than old books, a lifelong addiction that keeps The Observer rifling through pages at pretty much every moment when we're not rifling through old bookstores and haunting book sales, even though our shelves back home in the parlor and study and specially constructed Reading Toilet of The Observatory are already groaning with enough tomes that I'll never get 'em all read unless I live to a well-seasoned 306.
She navigates mental illness in 'The Collected Schizophrenias.'
Interviews and a guide to festival highlights.
Anti-women. Anti-poor. Anti-black. Anti-people. Anti-old-style Republicans.
Any epitaph on someone’s coaching tenure is customary rife with negativity. This coach disgraced the program by falling off a motorcycle, lying about the circumstances, and hiring a young blond with no conceivable credentials as his “aide.”
Two bills sponsored by Rep. Robin Lundstrum (R-Elm Springs) to undo substantial portions of the minimum wage hikes approved by voters in November were voted down easily Monday in the Arkansas House of Representatives.
The Arkansas House of Representatives narrowly approved a bill to fund the state's Medicaid program on Tuesday, completing legislative action on the appropriation and handing a victory to Governor Hutchinson.
If you didn’t know Joe Biden was of Irish descent, you might think he was French, or Italian. The man exudes personal warmth. He touches people, leans in close, pats their shoulders, whispers in their ears, and plants unsolicited kisses. Upon women, that is.
Republican officeholders, in Arkansas and everywhere, have found themselves in an impossible catch-22 — caught between mutually conflicting political demands by their voters. I’m talking about the political dilemma of choosing between the widely hated Obamacare and the highly popular provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
This year, state legislators in Little Rock have been staging an all-out, unrelenting attack on abortion access in Arkansas.
As City Director of Ward 5, Lance Hines wants to represent the business community’s interests on the city board. Now in his third term as a city director, Hines said he wants to make both residential and retail development easier in Little Rock and increase the city’s revenue by recruiting “one of a kind” retailers to make it a source for “destination shopping.”
Higdon Square Cafe does meat and three right.
As is common when a “coaching search” gets underway at the University of Arkansas—at this rate, it’s been about an average of every two or three years during my lifetime that either the basketball or football head coaching position has changed—the rumor mill churns at a feverish pace and almost always ends up being discredited for one reason or another.
Take a minute to think about the major categories of pharmaceuticals in the marketplace today and you quickly come to a simple conclusion: Pain management is big business.
buZ blurr's forthcoming exhibition “Wait of World” runs from April 12-May 2 at CALS Bookstore at Library Square, with an opening reception Friday, April 12, 5-8 p.m.