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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.

Police report pedestrian death in Southwest Little Rock

The Little Rock police say a pedestrian was killed last night in a vehicle accident at Baseline and South Heights roads.

Unemployment drops in Arkansas

The unemployment rate in Arkansas in April dropped to 3.6 from 3.7 percent the month before.

Former assistant principal gets year in prison for hit-and-run

KARK reports on the one-year prison sentence former assistant high school principal Keith Hearnsberger received Thursday for a 2017 hit-and-run on Bates Drive that seriously injured police officer Johnny Gilbert. Jr.

KATV talks to prison chief as drug deaths continue

KATV's Jason Pederson reported last night on the continuing incidence of drug deaths in Arkansas prison units -- five more linked to the synthetic drug K2 -- and got a rare interview with prison director Wendy Kelley.

Ron Mathieu leaving Clinton National Airport for Birmingham job

Ron Mathieu, director of the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport since 2006, is leaving to take a job as president and CEO of the Birmingham/Shuttlesworth Airport.
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