The city braces for a teachers strike and indefinite state control of the school district.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Craig O'Neill's 50-year career in broadcasting is no joke.
A year into a pandemic that stole jobs, lives and any sense of stability, Arkansans might have hoped for some help when lawmakers convened in January for the 93rd General Assembly. What they got was a kick in the face.
High school alums celebrate their 45th class anniversaries with reunions, why not us? We’re celebrating our sapphire year by looking outward, rather than inward, with stories that reflect the times. Here’s the way we were (the most popular song of 1974, by the way), the way we went and the way we are now, year by year.
In a broken present-day Elaine, locals strategize about economic revival.
Arkansas funeral home staff and coroners' offices prepare for a rising death count.
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.
Suggestions from thinking people on how to improve life in Arkansas.
Crime, race, place and partisanship dominate a bruising mayor’s race.
The good, the bad and — who are we kidding? It was pretty much all bad.
This is the story of how the Little Rock landmark came to be and how it persists as told by staff, friends and customers.
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.
The city manager system and the collapse of racial moderation in Little Rock, 1955-1957.
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.
Punk and pie will never die.
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.
In November 2019, two chemistry professors at Henderson State University were arrested for allegedly producing methamphetamine on campus. Documents suggest the trouble may have started much earlier.
Research shows Arkansas schools punish African-American students more frequently and more harshly than their white peers.
It's become the Johnny Appleseed of Arkansas arts education.