Max and I have conflicts this afternoon, so here's "The Week in Review Podcast" early. This week, we talk about the state takeover of the Pulaski County School District, Donna Hutchinson's hypocrisy and the truck lobby and the 5-cent-a-gallon diesel tax increase.
The presidential race, the indictment of former district judge Joseph Boeckmann on federal charges, what Governor Hutchinson’s proposal to cut funds for War Memorial Stadium represents and more. /more/
The arrest of state Rep. John Walker, some potentially bad news for nursing home operators in Arkansas, Leslie Rutledge’s very bad week and hard line Tom Cotton — all covered on this week's podcast. /more/
This week's cover story is an important one by Benjamin Hardy about an adoption practice of "rehoming" that has become controversial nationwide and the harm that befell a child who'd been placed in another's care after being adopted by a state legislator.
Response to our story about rehoming and adoption has been overwhelmingly positive, with one exception. Rep. Nate Bell (R-Mena) has informed me that writing this story makes me the predator and Justin Harris the victim. I'm hellbound, apparently.
The owner of the Great Passion Play is organizing an effort to reclaim Eureka Springs for people like him as a reaction to the City Council's adoption of a non-discrimination ordinance that protects gay people, among others.