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Order Freshawn Womack's "The Wood Witches"

Freshawn Womack — the Little Rock saxophonist who blew minds at Won Run’s Arkansas Times Musician Showcase set earlier this year — is also the author and illustrator of a new graphic novel, “The Wood Witches,” and its theme of hitting “reset” on the world’s power structures couldn’t be more timely.

School boards debating masks and more and coping with a change in start date

The governor's surprise change of plans to start school isn't sitting well with some school board members.

King Biscuit Festival postponed until 2021

The King Biscuit Blues Festival, which won Best Live Music Festival in our 2020 Best of Arkansas poll, is postponed until next year.

Check out Benito Lubazibwa's digital Black business platform, Shop Black Live

ReMix Ideas’ online shopping event, Shop Black Live, goes live every weekend on Facebook, giving you a chance to acquaint yourself with the work of Black creators and entrepreneurs in Central Arkansas and elsewhere in the state.

UPDATE: Rutledge still working to deprive Arkansans of Medicaid coverage

Leslie Rutledge continues to wage war on poor people of Arkansas who need health care.

Coronavirus today: 794 more cases; a high positive test rate and response to CDC findings

COVID-19 continues to soar in Arkansas, with more than 10 percent of those being tested testing positive for the virus.

David and Barbara Pryor test positive for COVID-19

David and Barbar Pryor test positive for coronavirus; David Pryor hospitalized but "responding well."

Reuters explores judicial misbehavior, beginning with a former judge in Arkansas

A former Eureka Springs judge is in the spotlight in a Reuters series about judicial misconduct.

Game and Fish Commission reopens to the public

The Game and Fish Commission is ready to resume face-to-face meetings in its buildings. With care.

LRAFB cancels its October air show

No air show at LRAFB this year. Next one: 2022.

The early line on Little Rock city board candidates

Lots of interest in four Little Rock city board seats.

State lottery director Bishop Woosley moves on

Search on for new director.

Coronavirus today: Case growth 'too high,' governor says, but he adds no new mask mandates

Coronavirus today: The situation is not good. But the governor is still counting on good judgment, not mandates, on masks.

Sierra Club endorses Joyce Elliott for Congress

Sierra Club endorses Joyce Elliott. Naturally.

Court puts Daniel Lee execution back on track

Execution now scheduled to occur Mobday unless U.S. Supreme Court intervenes.

Today's news roundup and the open line

Coronavirus and lots of it in today's news roundup. Also a lot of Walton cash for UA.

A modest proposal: Sell the Pegasus pipeline to Central Arkansas Water

If you can't beat a pipeline buy it. Or so proposes Central Arkansas Water for a potentially problematic oil pipeline

Politico reports: CDC sharply faults Arkansas on COVID-19 response

CDC investigators have ripped Arkansas's COVID-19 response as inconsistent, misleading and worse.

New from Jane Mayer: Little Rock's Ronnie Cameron, Mountaire Poultry, Republican money, Trump deregulation

A Little Rock poultry tycoon with deep pockets for Republicans like Donald Trump and a religious conservative bent is explored in the new issue of New Yorker.

Trump relents on rule that could have sent foreign college students home

But he may yet bar new foreign students.

Republicans organize to fight good government amendments

Republicans like controlling the election process and so they formed a committee to fight a couple of good government proposals.

Waltons give $194 million to University of Arkansas to create research institute

Foundation money will create research institute with 20 faculty members.

There IS a plan for War Memorial Park: It doesn't include Topgolf

City directors get an earful -- mostly negative -- about turning over parkland to a sports bar with lighted driving range.

Little Rock School District will require masks after all

Masks are now required in Little Rock School District
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