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When the barbecue is as good as Hot Springs' classic Stubby's, there's no need for anything beyond the basics.
Guest blogger Christie Ison shares with us some information about Arkansas's biggest culinary challenge, Diamond Chef. She's been involved with the competition for several years and has a unique perspective on how the event has grown.
Your Friday Five open line is upon us. We're excited for springtime. What's got your blood up? Let us know!
I'm at anchor on a ship lying off Grand Turk Island, and I should have known better than to pick up the digital Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, particularly given the painfully slow download time on the ship's satellite Internet. But I did and began a slow burn. /more/
Here are a couple of earthshaking developments: It turns out that Hillary Clinton is obsessed with privacy and that across the years former U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers detected ethical failings in other politicians, even friends like Bill and Hillary Clinton. /more/
The Arkansas Senate unanimously passed two bills this afternoon intended to address the issue of "rehoming" adopted children.
The bills are intended to work in concert with one another. HB 1648, by Rep. Greg Leding (D-Fayetteville), would address post-adoptive services offered by the Department of Human Services to parents of adopted children. HB 1676 makes it a felony to rehome an adopted child with another family; it does not affect biological parents and children. That bill is sponsored by Rep. David Meeks (R-Conway).
The legislation was authored in response to a story published in the Times that revealed Rep. Justin Harris (R-West Fork) and his wife had sent two adopted girls to live with another family (who were friends of the Harrises) in 2013. One of the girls was then sexually abused by the father at the new home. The children were ages 3 and 5 at the time they were sent away from the Harris home and had only been living in the household for about a year.
Because the bills were amended in the Senate, they'll now go back to the House. Assuming the House concurs in the Senate's amendments, the two bills will then head to Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
The governor has also ordered an independent review of the DHS child welfare system.
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The Arkansas Arts Council will award up to nine Individual Arts Fellowships worth $4,000 each to winning applicants in the categories of screenplays, choreography and sculpture or installation art for FY 2016. Artists must be 25 years old or older and have been an Arkansas resident for at least one year. Deadline to apply is April 17; winners will be announced in fall.
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