This week, I mount a quick defense of Riverfest and Max explains the complicated news of the week: Judge Brian Miller's ruling to effectively end desegregation funding for Pulaski County school districts, the Supreme Court's SWEPCO ruling and the Nellums/Clark cloak and dagger scheme.
Mike Huckabee’s coming run for president, turmoil in state Treasurer Dennis “donuts, lies and videotape” Milligan's office, Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s love of task forces and bicycles in Little Rock — all covered on this week's edition.
ASHDOWN — Tim Howard’s trial in 1999 for the murders of his friends Brian and Shannon Day took three days, from opening statement to death sentence. Thursday was day-four of Howard’s retrial and, after introducing more than 200 items of evidence, prosecutors are still at least a day away from concluding their case.
Something's up. The State Board of Education has announced a special meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 5. The lone agenda item concerns a request for a waiver of state law regarding the Little Rock School District.
The Little Rock Police Department has assigned an extra patrol to the Centennial Park area after a complaint by a property owner got Mayor Mark Stodola's attention. Paul Dodds, who lives on West 17th Street and Park and whose company Urban Frontier LLC has fixed up 10 properties for sale and rent and owns several more, emailed Stodola, the city board of directors and the police chief on Sunday. Stodola today directed City Manager Bruce Moore to increase "directed patrols" in the park area and "have Entergy light this place up like it is daytime. With summer break upon us we need to stifle this activity before it gets worse."