The city braces for a teachers strike and indefinite state control of the school district.
Dave Cox's forgotten campaign and the 1962 election for Arkansas governor. An exclusive excerpt of Ernie Dumas' political memoir.
Can the city's first elected black mayor heal the racial divisions that have long plagued the city's fire and police departments?
When Chase Outlaw (that’s really his name) goes into the bucking chute now, the announcers broadcast the story of his infamous comeback across the arena, and an X-ray of his mutilated face flashes on every screen, projecting an image of his eye socket looking like a chewed up piece of tobacco.
Arkansas funeral home staff and coroners' offices prepare for a rising death count.
Across the state, from Bentonville to Crossett, thousands of Arkansans have taken to the streets in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and to protest police brutality. Some are seasoned organizers. Some are first-time protesters. Some have served on task forces, met with elected leaders, received death threats. They are racially diverse, and they span generations. And they have decided, despite a pandemic that put them at risk when gathering, to keep coming out. Here are a few of their stories.
While barbershops and churches and gyms and restaurants across the country are easing their doors open incrementally, theaters, nightclubs and performing arts centers remain mostly dark. Worse, many of them have been deprioritized or left out altogether when it comes to monetary relief packages.
Birders are better than books at helping you find the birds. Almost all are enthusiastic about sharing their passion with new avian aficionados, and their fine-tuning is essential to accurate identification.
Once a school of choice, now in the crosshairs of the State Board of Education, Little Rock Hall prepares to hit the reset button.
This is the story of how the Little Rock landmark came to be and how it persists as told by staff, friends and customers.
Thousands of students and educators prepare to return to the classroom as the debate over health and safety continues.
In a broken present-day Elaine, locals strategize about economic revival.
September 2019 will be the 100th anniversary of what has come to be known as the Elaine massacre in Eastern Arkansas’s Phillips County. A century ago, white posses and U.S. soldiers shot and killed what may have been hundreds of African Americans, most of them tenant farmers, over a period of four days.
When I thought of quartz crystal in Arkansas — if I thought of quartz crystal in Arkansas — I thought of the rock shops that used to line the highway into Hot Springs, the ones with the big blue glass chunks. No more.
Sen. Joyce Elliott was the second Black graduate of her newly integrated high school. If elected, she’ll be the first Black lawmaker Arkansas sends to Congress.
Research shows Arkansas schools punish African-American students more frequently and more harshly than their white peers.
The city manager system and the collapse of racial moderation in Little Rock, 1955-1957.
Inmates at Arkansas’s Cummins Unit say guards treated them like “lepers” as COVID-19 tore through the penitentiary.
Rob Nelson talks about his journey from Northwest Arkansas to Colorado to France and back to Northwest Arkansas.
Sue Cowan Morris won the battle to equalize pay of black and white teachers. It cost her her job.
Publisher Walter Hussman tries to save the news by stopping the presses.
They escaped from the Nahziryah Monastic Community in Marion County.
Thanks to World Central Kitchen, the Clinton Foundation, the Little Rock School District and a broad coalition of local players, all Little Rock kids have access to free food on a daily basis.
It's become the Johnny Appleseed of Arkansas arts education.