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Revenge of the elite in Little Rock

The city manager system and the collapse of racial moderation in Little Rock, 1955-1957.

Refugees from an Ozarks cult detail abuse

They escaped from the Nahziryah Monastic Community in Marion County.

The Best and Worst of Arkansas 2020

It was the year of spinnin' and grinnin'.

Windgate Foundation draws attention to the arts, its benefits

It's become the Johnny Appleseed of Arkansas arts education.

Last responders: Central Arkansas funeral homes and coroners prepare for a rising death toll

Arkansas funeral home staff and coroners' offices prepare for a rising death count.

Arkansas's buried treasure: Quartz crystal, rocking the art world

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.

From Willisville to Washington: Sen. Joyce Elliott is ready to school Congress

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. 

Diary of a DJ: How Craig O'Neill went from being Little Rock's class clown to its Mister Rogers

Craig O'Neill's 50-year career in broadcasting is no joke.

Separate and unequal

Sue Cowan Morris won the battle to equalize pay of black and white teachers. It cost her her job.

The discipline gap

Research shows Arkansas schools punish African-American students more frequently and more harshly than their white peers.

Rob Nelson, Owner/Chef at Tusk and Trotter in Bentonville

Rob Nelson talks about his journey from Northwest Arkansas to Colorado to France and back to Northwest Arkansas.

Incarcerated, infected and ignored: inside the Cummins prison outbreak

Inmates at Arkansas’s Cummins Unit say guards treated them like “lepers” as COVID-19 tore through the penitentiary.

Pandemic puts live music venues on the riverfront in choppy economic waters

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.

Outlaw nation: Professional bull riding's new rockstar is from Hamburg, Arkansas

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.
Picture of Doe's Eat Place in Little Rock

Hot tamales and Clinton mania: an oral history of Little Rock's Doe's Eat Place

This is the story of how the Little Rock landmark came to be and how it persists as told by staff, friends and customers.

How politics and religion handicapped Hot Springs in the race to become America’s chief gambling resort

The boom that got away.
An image of the modern Pettaway neighborhood home of Gregory Smith and Donald Johnson

A new look for Pettaway

Little Rock's Pettaway neighborhood, once plagued by gang activity, is amid a revival, thanks to incomers and novel construction. New residents say they want the area to remain as diverse as the architecture.

A field guide to the birders

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.
picture of Rev. Mary Olson standing in front of the future home of the Elaine Legacy Center

More than memorials in Elaine

In a broken present-day Elaine, locals strategize about economic revival.

2020 Arkansas Times Academic All-Star Team

Meet the best and brightest high school seniors in the state.

The 2021 Arkansas Times Academic All-Star team

The 2021 Arkansas Times Academic All-Star Team, the 27th team the Times has honored, includes quiz bowl savants, budding novelists, future engineers and doctors and championship athletes. There’s rarely a B on the transcripts of these students in not just this, their senior year, but in any year of their high school careers.

COVID and the classroom: Arkansas faces a school year like no other

Thousands of students and educators prepare to return to the classroom as the debate over health and safety continues.
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Big Ideas for Arkansas 2019

Suggestions from thinking people on how to improve life in Arkansas.

Little Rock's massive effort to feed kids amid the pandemic

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.
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