Former President George W. Bush was in Little Rock today for the dedication of a garden honoring Warren and Harriet Stephens at First Tee of Central Arkansas, a public golf course established with a gift by Jackson T. Stephens.
The Little Rock Express, a Union Pacific steam engine route named for Little Rock after Arkansans voted en masse via social media networks to route the train through the natural state, will arrive on June 6.
Jason Tolbert, the Republican-oriented creator of The Tolbert Report, interviews Republican Party executive director Chase Dugger about his FOI requests related to state employees Matt Campbell , who created the Blue Hog Report, a Democratic blog.
Funny story in Politico. U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin — friend of millionaires, enemy of Medicare and Medicaid — has decided it is just a bit TOO unseemly to be sponsoring billions of dollars in tax incentives to promote natural gas-fueled vehicles.
103.7 The Buzz host Tommy Smith, was arrested today around 2 p.m. on several charges, including leaving the scene of an accident, refusal to submit to a DWI test, drinking in public and possession of a controlled substance.
They're a rough bunch, those Republicans. Chase Dugger, the state Republican Party executive director, has apparently (according to a good source) covered up state agencies with FOI requests related to phone records, email and other employment data on two people — both state employees — who contribute to the Blue Hog Report.
The vestry of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral has issued a news release giving a more extensive explanation of what many had thought was an abrupt decision to close the K-5 Cathedral School at the end of the school year this week, after 54 years of operation.
Salon has a report on the exposure another bogus "grassroots" group. It's the American Action Network, which called itself a grassroots group, but shows $2.75 million in fund-raising from a whopping 11 contributions, two of them $1 million each.
The legislative activists on the John Roberts Supreme Court court — which likes federalism when it likes the outcome and disapproves of it when it doesn't — has upheld, 5-3, the Arizona law that usurps federal authority and allows the state to punish businesses that hire undocumented workers.
As a professional matter, I've been halfway dreading Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy. The 2016 Democratic nomination appears to be hers for the asking. Democrats enjoy a strong Electoral College advantage. And yet it's hard to imagine how she can overcome the unrelenting hostility of the Washington media clique.
Asa Hutchinson seems so much nicer about his belief in legal discrimination. But the result is more dangerous. You can be falsely lulled, as the national press has been, into believing Hutchinson is a moderate.
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."
The first big task for the Health Reform Legislative Task Force, the task force pushed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to examine alternatives to the private option, is hiring a consultant. The task force met today and examined and discussed six proposals, narrowing the list down to four candidates .