Not a single advocate for reproductive rights signed up to testify Wednesday in a committee meeting where state senators were expected to pass a bill requiring doctors to show women ultrasounds of their fetuses before those women can secure abortions. It’s hard to blame them. The eight-member committee is a solid red block, and Arkansas Republicans tend to fall in line on this issue.
The Plating Change initiative has also partnered with actor and North Little Rock native Mary Steenburgen and her husband, actor Ted Danson, who are both longtime supporters of the No Kid Hungry campaign to combat childhood hunger.
The Little Rock Board of Directors approved a revised ordinance on dockless electric scooters at its Tuesday meeting. The board also approved a resolution to target development money in East, South and Southwest Little Rock, but consideration of the resolution was marred by procedural bickering and tension along racial lines, echoing contentious meetings of the recent past.