A delay sought in Wendell Griffen's disciplinary case

Almost two years after a special counsel was appointed to oversee an ethics complaint against Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen, the special counsel is asking for a delay in the case scheduled to be heard May 20 or appointment of a new counsel.

Thursday headlines and the open line

The May 16 news roundup and the open line.

Appeals courts sustain two capital murder cases in Arkansas

The Arkansas Supreme Court and the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today left in place capital murder convictions in Arkansas.

Charles Blake resigning from House to pursue 'other career opportunities,' perhaps mayor's staff

John Moritz of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Rep. Charles Blake (D-Little Rock) is resigning from the Arkansas House "to explore other career opportunities."

Wendell Griffen reflects on 1954, Baptists and modern politics

Wendell Griffen, the Little Rock Baptist preacher and judge, has written an article for Baptist News reflecting on the 65th anniversary Friday of the Brown v. Board of Education decision ending legal school segregation, the feelings of Baptists then against integration and feelings now about modern politics including the abortion ban adopted this week in Alabama.

Arkansas Supreme Court seeks extra pay raise

The Arkansas Supreme Court is again seeking special consideration from the commission that sets state elected official pay.

KARK keeps tabs on mayor's new police escort

KARK's Mitch McCoy reported last night that the new police escort service for Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr.has piled up almost $7,000 in overtime in the first three weeks of service.

Discuss: Hillary Rodham Clinton's impact in Arkansas

The Clinton Presidential Center has announced that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be in Little Rock Friday, May 24 for a discussion of her impact in Arkansas.

Defunct spa settles consumer complaint for failure to deliver on sales

The consumer protection division of the Arkansas attorney general's office has announced a  settlement with a defunct Little Rock spa that sold memberships and other goods during the 2017 holiday season then went out of business in January 2018.

Wednesday's news roundup and open line

The news roundup ranges from broadband access to the imperial Donald Trump. Call this the open line.

Trump refuses House requests for information

Isn't this essentially obstruction of justice? Refusing House requests for information and testimony from White House staff?

Senator's company cited in Home Depot shareholder proposal

The past use of unpaid labor by an Arkansas plastics company has become an issue before the stockholders of the national Home Depot chain.
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