Tom Cotton on abortion: Forget science, it's about his morals.

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton continues to land network airtime to espouse views even more extreme than those of Donald Trumop, today on abortion.

Who pays for the UAMS cancer institute? Don't believe it's all from cigarettes

Another reminder of the tobacco lobby trickery that went into legislation to support a cancer research institute at UAMS.

Open line: Arrest in child’s death; DWI charge against governor's son

With the open line, news of arrest in the shooting death of a child and a DWI arrest of the governor's son.

And speaking of direct democracy: The Atlantic features David Couch and Arkansas populism

The Atlantic examines the populist roots of the ballot initiative in Arkansas and features a Little Rock lawyer who's made such initiatives his "hobby," David Couch.

Russellville refuses permit for medical marijuana dispensary

The Russellville City Council defeated Thursday, in a 4-4 tie, approval of a medical marijuana dispensary, with Mayor Richard Harris refusing to cast a tie-breaking vote,

Goodbye to print? The Democrat-Gazette publisher sends more signals

Did the publisher of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette signal the death knell of a daily print newspaper in a letter to readers today?

The City In Decline Edition

Max and Lindsey discuss the ongoing city of Little Rock budget fight, the Arkansas Arts Center's fundraising announcement and Pulaski County Courthouse power plays.

Friday's headlines and the open line

Here's the daily video news roundup. Also the open line.

Child fatally shot in Little Rock apartment

A child was fatally shot today at a west Little Rock apartment.

House votes to expand Civil Rights Act with Arkansas Republicans in opposition

The Democratic-controlled U.S. House today passed legislation to expand the federal civil rights act to include sexual orientation and gender identity. Arkansas Republicans said no.

Legislature looks askance at youth prison contract; governor to go ahead anyway

The Arkansas Legislative Council this morning refused to "review," or signal its support for, a contract with an Indiana company to operate five youth prisons.

Mayor Frank Scott picks Charles Blake as chief of staff

Least surprising news of the day: Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. has hired his friend and campaign adviser Charles Blake as chief of staff.
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