Supreme Court again denies DNA test for Death Row inmate

The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled 5-2 today to deny a rehearing for Stacey Johnson, seeking a DNA test that he contends could establish his innocence in the slaying of Carol Heath in Sevier County in 1993.

Ethics complaint filed over Pope County politicking. Does it matter in ethics-free Arkansas environment.

A complaint has been filed with the state Ethics Commission against political activities of the Pope County Majority, an advocate of casino development in Pope County. Question: Does anybody in Arkansas much care about ethics?

Bloomberg moves to deal with non-disclosure issue

Mike Bloomberg says he'll release three women from non-disclosure agreements entered after they'd complained of his treatment of women.

Lottery revenue down this year

The Arkansas lottery is running behind last year's net for scholarships through the first seven months of the fiscal year.

Highway Director Scott Bennett's new job will take him out of Arkansas

Scott Bennett not ready to reveal his new employer.

Joy Springer wins House race

Joy Springer wins by a vote in special House election

Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months. Now what.

Trump pal and adviser Roger Stone was sentenced to 40 months in federal prison today for lying and other offenses in the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Group forms to oppose gambling machine amendment

Formal opposition is being mounted to a proposed constitutional amendment to allow expansion of machine gambling in Arkansas.

National politics lead the daily news roundup

The daily news roundup and open line.

The Max Is Back Edition

Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar discuss Little Rock politics, the District 34 run-off, the state Supreme Court race, another federal court defeat for Arkansas's Medicaid work requirement, presidential politics and more.

Changing the face of Arkansas politics one woman at a time

PAWPAC intends to continue to grow until it is a powerful political force. We want to change the face of Arkansas politics. Our aim is for women to make up half of every state and local legislative body in this state.

State names new head of tourism division

Travis Napper, who's been CEO of the Ruston, La.-Lincoln Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau, has been named director of Arkansas Tourism, succeeding Jim Dailey, who retired at the end of 2019.

Lorie Tudor named highway director

First woman named to lead highway agency.

The week-ending news roundup

Today's news roundup and open line

Lawyer named to Ethics Commission

House Speaker Matthew Shepherd has appointed Scott Irby, a Little Rock lawyer, to the state Ethics Commission.

Governor to campaign Monday in state Senate race

Gov. Asa Hutchinson plans a campaign appearance Monday in Jonesboro for Sen. John Cooper, challenged in the Republican primary by state Rep. Dan Sullivan.

Democrat debate: Warren wins, Bloomberg loses

Debate: Warren wins, Bloomberg loses.

From Russia with love: Donald Trump

Donald Trump is mad because intelligence officials told Congress Russia is meddling in the 2020 election in Trump's behalf.

Hemmed-In Hollow wins Round Four of the 2020 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase; Trashcan Bandits secure wild card spot

With mountain folk sensibilities, dulcet violin and endearing harmony, Hemmed-In Hollow took top honors last night at the 2020 Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase.

UPDATE: Recount gives Joy Springer lead in House District 34 race

KTHV reports on a Pulaski County Election Commission recount Wednesday of votes in the special Democratic primary election for House District 34, a process that knocked one vote off the total of Ryan Davis and gave Joy Springer a one-vote lead, 372-371.

Missing ballot found in House District 34 race

Drama continues in tight race for House District 34. A missing ballot has been found that should leave the race in a tie with one vote left to count.

Argenta Community Theater's "Ragtime" stares down America, hard

With a small live orchestra, a shapeshifting set and a robust cast of over 30 actors, ACT took on E.L. Doctorow’s 1975 story “Ragtime."

Supreme Court upholds 9-month law license suspension for ex-judge convicted in tax case

The Arkansas Supreme Court today affirmed a nine-month law license suspension for Bobby McAllister of Benton, whose tenure as a circuit judge ended on account of his failure to file state income tax returns for most years in a 19-year span.

LRSD Community Advisory Board recommends new election zones

The LRSD Community Advisory Board voted Thursday to recommend the approval of new school board election zones based on election precincts. The recommendation goes now to Education Secretary Johnny Key, who acts as the LRSD school board while the district remains in state takeover, and then onto the Election Commission.