State surpasses 100K medical marijuana patients as amendment battle heats up

Arkansans can sign the petition to put medical marijuana expansion on the ballot at dispensaries and at some upcoming events.

Beef-a-Roo reopens, now serves breakfast

Beef-a-Roo held a grand reopening last weekend at its Shackleford Road location following a fire in the kitchen that occurred just a few months after the restaurant made its Little Rock debut last October. 

Federal judge schedules hearing in Arkansas LEARNS lawsuit

Judge Rudofsky denied a portion of the plaintiffs’ request for an expedited briefing schedule because they could have filed their complaint and preliminary injunction months ago, he wrote. 

The winners and finalists of the 2024 Arkansas Times Cannabis Awards

Our readers cast their votes on the best of the best in the Arkansas cannabis world — tinctures, topicals, terpenes and everything in between. 

North Little Rock breaks ground on new animal shelter

The current facility at 1 Championship Drive was built in 1961 and, as Hartwick said, "has not had anything added since the '80s."

The Buttered Biscuit opening soon at the Promenade at Chenal

Bentonville-based breakfast restaurant The Buttered Biscuit is now hiring for its new Chenal Parkway location, slated to open in late May or early June.

March unemployment rate down to 3.5% in Arkansas, another small decrease

The decline mirrored a one-tenth percentage point decrease in the national figure last month, from 3.9% to 3.8%.

Second former officer prepares to change plea in Mulberry arrest

Ex-deputy Levi White plans to change his plea, days after his former colleague Zackary King did the same.

'Drag Race' star Q turned a school night into a werk night at Sway

'RuPaul's Drag Race' star Q charmed the runway at Club Sway last night — and was a wildly good sport about being coerced into calling the Hogs.

Police arrest four suspects tied to Wynne block party shooting

All four suspects were charged with first-degree murder, nine counts of first-degree battery and nine counts of engaging in violent criminal group activity, among others.

State Supreme Court says lawyers can carry guns in courthouses

The opinion stops short of saying lawyers can carry guns into courtrooms, but hints that will probably change once someone files another lawsuit.

Northeast Arkansas meth investigation leads to 16 arrests this week

The federal investigation resulted in charges related to drugs, firearms and money laundering.

Announcing Still I Rise: A Conversation, following the Angelou film Screening Friday, April 19

Lawmakers seeking more info on airport exec Malinowski’s death plan Thursday press conference

A group of Arkansas legislators have called a press conference at the Capitol as part of their a quest for more information on how the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives served a search warrant at Malinowski’s house.

State Supreme Court says Damien Echols can seek further DNA testing in West Memphis Three case

The high court said a person did not need to be incarcerated in order to seek DNA testing to prove their actual innocence.

House advances proposal to increase state employee pay

The proposal from Wooten appears to mirror a plan outlined by Gov. Sarah Sanders in a letter she sent to state employees in March.

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CALS Williams Library reopens Friday

The library has been closed since early November, when it shuttered for renovations, which include reimagined areas for teens, studying and podcasting; a more robust makerspace; and the addition of a community kitchen.

Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and volunteers working to complete Trinity Community Garden on Friday

The second development phase of the new Trinity Community Garden on Broadway will take place on Friday and more than 100 volunteers have signed up through the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance.

Hot stuff: Little Rock study to inform city heat action plan

Arkansas summers are hot and humid, and in Little Rock, all the pavement sends temperatures to the top of the thermometer.

City officials OK financial plan for Little Rock solar array

The solar array would only be used to power city government buildings such as City Hall; nothing would be sold to power commercial businesses or residences.

Scoop: New ice cream shop on Broadway is open 

The new Scoops Homemade Ice Cream shop at Third and Broadway is now open. The menu features about 25 ice cream flavors, milkshakes, sundaes, baked goods and an ice cream coffee menu, and they open at 6 a.m.!

House approves two proposals for crypto mining regulation, rejects six others

The House today approved two proposals regarding crypto mines but rejected six others. The rabid right-winger David Ray led the charge against the most aggressive resolutions; strangely, most Democrats voted Present, helping Ray block consideration.