Shoes, anxiety and waiting in my car

My day job thankfully doesn’t have a strict dress code, and because of this I own exactly two kinds of shoes: running shoes and Chuck Taylors. Last year, this fact sparked a series of anxious fits that lasted far longer than I’d like to admit when I ran for a leadership position on the executive committee of a county political party.

Bennett announces departure from Arkansas highway department

Scott Bennett is quitting as head of state highway agency.

The Tuesday news roundup and open line

An early start on the open line and daily news roundup

Carbon monoxide poisoning blamed in four NLR deaths

Four deaths linked to carbon monoxide poisoning.

ArkanTalk: An interview with Roderick Talley

In this episode, Jimmy interviews State Representative candidate Roderick Talley, who talks about his campaign, fighting for injustice and his belief in the Freedom of Information Act.

Coronavirus news: Another cruise canceled

More problems for cruisers on account of coronavirus.
Mayor Frank Scott Jr.

Board of directors pulls at-large, mayoral powers ordinances

In a meeting Tuesday evening, the Little Rock Board of Directors voted to withdraw an ordinance that would restructure the board’s at-large positions, which are elected citywide, into “regional directors,” which would be elected only by residents who live within those regional districts.

Democrat debate: Warren wins, Bloomberg loses

Debate: Warren wins, Bloomberg loses.

Judicial politics on display in criminal case, current elections

The stench of undue political influence in judicial races in Arkansas never seems to wane.
Mayor Frank Scott Jr.

At City Hall, money comes first

Campaign promises are one thing, money is another. That's the takeaway from Rebekah Hall's account of last night's meeting of the Little Rock Board of Directors.

Momentary opens this weekend with hybrid of art and performance

“It’s a completely flexible space and we’re really excited about it because a space like this doesn’t exist in this region and there are very few like it in the country,” she explains. “Our team is thinking about how performance can happen anywhere.”

Blogger says LRSD hired law firm to silence her criticism

Blogger discovers a legal effort by Little Rock School District to silence some of her criticism.

Lassis Inn recognized as 'classic' by James Beard Foundation

The Lassis Inn, the 115-year-old fried fish joint at 518 E. 27th in Little Rock, is being recognized by the James Beard Foundation as an American classic restaurant.

Dog tuxedo buyer back in court for probation revocation hearing

The Garland County prosecutor has asked that probation be revoked for Kristi Lynn Goss, sentenced to 20 years' probation in 2017 for using a county credit card while working for the county judge to charge more than $346,000 in personal expenses, including Razorback tickets and a dog tuxedo.

House District 34 special election may be resolved Friday

An update on the special election for House District 34, which ended in a tie election day between Ryan Davis and Joy Springer to serve out the late John Walker's term this year:

Today's news: Smelly judicial politics and more

The news roundup includes judicial politics, Little Rock government and a dog tuxedo. The line is open.