Nightmare continues for Arkansas parents hoping for masks in schools

The liberty of Arkansans to kill and be killed, whether by gun or by deadly virus, shall not be infringed.

Today's news: Sympathy for Asa

The news today is nearly all COVID and a dash of Little Rock sales tax opposition.
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Walmart resumes masking for employees

Might mask/vax mandates be in order? Some think so, if not the governor of Arkansas.

Clinton Presidential Center closes again Monday

Library stayed open only about a month.

Little Rock school superintendent will ask School Board to sue to invalidate ban on local mask mandates

Little Rock schools prepare to force issue on mask mandate ban.

Arkansans can evolve: See Jason Wiles

An honor for Arkansas native defender of the teaching of evolution.

Campaign begins to defeat Little Rock sales tax proposal

Some big names, including a city director, join in campaign to defeat Little Rock sales tax increase.

I-40 bridge to reopen eastbound tonight

Eastbound lanes expected to open tonight.

Razorback freshman Moses Moody drafted 14th overall by the Golden State Warriors

University of Arkansas freshman guard Moses Moody, 19, was selected in the 1st round by the Golden State Warriors with the 14th pick of the NBA draft on Thursday night.

Danielle A. Jackson takes the helm at Oxford American

Memphis native Danielle Jackson, who joined the Oxford American in February 2020 as managing editor, will succeed Eliza Borné as the magazine's fourth editor since its inception in 1992.

Your daily dose of COVID

A COVID anecdote roundup from Darkansas.

Fact-checking Jake Bequette: Oppo researchers seem to be at work

Unfriendly fire directed at Senate candidate Jake Bequette.

Ask the Times: What's up with Western Hills Park?

Now that the season is over, I can tell you a little secret, knowing that you will probably have forgotten it by this time next year: the best place to get blackberries in Little Rock is Western Hills Park. You just have to be willing to do the picking.

Holy cow! A tale of herd immunity and COVID-19

Only in Darkansas. Farm store warns customers off vet aisle for COVID-19.

Arkansas Heart Hospital to require vaccinations; Conway Regional joining movement, too

It's a safety move, hospital says.

School district data on COVID resumes; not good

COVID danger in at least 100 school districts.

Coronavirus today: More cases, more in hospital, more dead. On the other hand: More shots.

Perhaps the bad news is contributing to an increase in vaccinations.

More than 'Minari': Criterion Channel offers up deep cuts from Arkansas filmmaker Lee Isaac Chung

Lee Isaac Chung deep cuts on Criterion's streaming service this month.

Week in review: misery loves company edition

School starts in two weeks, and the delta variant is going strong. We game out some scenarios.

Hutchinson asks Supreme Court to clear way to uphold law he called unconstitutional

Arkansas won't accept the law of the land on abortion.

Governor Hutchinson gets more angry response in Siloam Springs to vaccination sales pitch

Siloam Springs crowd unreceptive to Governor Hutchinson's vaccine pitch. Loudly and angrily unreceptive.

Arkansas congressmen vote to defund police

When it came time to pay the Capitol police (and other House operations) all the Republicans from Arkansas said no.

Coronavirus today: Hospital count resumes its climb with 2,544 new cases and 13 more deaths

Up they go.

Jen Fawkes wins 2021 Porter Fund Prize

The annual Porter Fund Literary Prize, founded in 1984 by novelist Jack Butler and novelist and lawyer Phil McMath, goes to fiction writer Jen Fawkes.