CBS correspondent Mike Wallace died Saturday at 93, leaving a career with more reportorial milestones than you could easily count. Thanks to elwoood for the link to one of them — his interview withArkansas Gov. Orval Faubus during the 1957 school crisis.
At his federal trial in Little Rock, Ted Suhl testified that his late father, Bud, founded the Lord’s Ranch in 1979 after moving to Arkansas and converting to Christianity. There's more to the story. /more/
Oh the stories Dale Bumpers could tell. Ernest Dumas, who did an 11-hour interview with the late former governor and senator for a University of Arkansas oral history project, excerpts some of that interview here. /more/
Once, Mike Huckabee upheld the U.S. Supreme Court as the law of the land, saying human rights trumped even religious objections. But that was in 1997, before Kim Davis came along. Ernest Dumas explains. /more/
In our interviews for this week's cover story we heard from gang members, community leaders, youth intervention specialists, police officers, prosecutors, city officials and citizens. We collected over 15 hours of audio and heard similar accounts of the same events. In almost every one of these conversations, for instance, we were told about the LL Cool J concert at Barton Coliseum, an AK-47 shooting that made national headlines and a daytime shooting at Burger King across from UALR. Those who lived in Little Rock in the '90s may remember these events, but for those who didn't, we compiled this timeline. /more/
Mike Huckabee's theory that the state could nullify a Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage leads to a discussion of state-by-state differences on a range of issues and, in theory, a dissolution of the Union. /more/
Across the generations, the low pay of Arkansas's elected officials — a direct result of an ingrained distrust and cynicism regarding political elites — has served the state poorly by inhibiting the modernization of state government. The commission now at work on determining state officials' pay has a great opportunity to remedy that flaw, but only if its members show care in their actions. /more/
I'm shy of details save the essential one: An effort to expunge the vote on a rule that will cut Medicaid funding for mental health centers failed at the Legislative Council today. An extraordinary vote was needed and it wasn't there.
The Eureka Springs City Council last night suspended the rules and hurriedly passed a civil rights ordinance that extends anti-discrimination protection to gay people in employment, housing and public accommodations. It sets up a potential legal challenge if the legislature completes passage of a law aimed at preserving legal discrimination against gay people.
This morning, I was a student ambassador for Philander Smith College and the Social Justice Institute at a House Committee that discussed Rep. Nate Bell’s proposal to divide a Robert E. Lee and Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
Kyle T. Miller, who describes himself as a "licensed and ordained prophet" and says he has been "prophesying and interpreting dreams for almost 15 years," has been named the director of the Delta Cultural Center at Helena.
Attorney General Leslie Rutledge doesn't have time to look into some important consumer issues in Arkansas, but she is busy intervening in lawsuits around the country on pet Republican issues such as discrimination against gay people.