The Hill reports on the American Medical Association's declaration that gun deaths are a public health crisis and that it will lobby to allow federal research. The gun nuts won't stand for research that could make guns safer. /more/
God, guns and gays. That bedrock Southern political triad came together in an awful way Sunday in Orlando. And Arkansas politicians don't want to touch the gay part. Meanwhile, in Texarkana, voters will get a chance to express their feelings on discrimination against gays in an election Tuesday. /more/
A national group targeting gun violence is observing National Gun Violence Day today and events are scheduled in Arkansas, including the lighting of the Arkansas River bridge in downtown Little Rock. /more/
Sgt. Kelvin Hendrix, a 25-year veteran of the Pulaski County sheriff's office, was arrested when he went to work today on a federal mail fraud charge for allegedly stealing money from a sheriff's office uniform fund and using it to buy 25 firearms from Cruse Uniforms and Equipment /more/
Courtney Goodson has announced the endorsement of the NRA in her race for Siupreme Court chief justice. The endorsement by a special interest group with intense interest in ongoing court cases raises many questions, even as it adds a proven vote-getter to Goodson's side of the ledger. /more/
Twenty-four hours after meddling in President Obama's talks with Iran, hawkish Sen. Tom Cotton scheduled an off-the-record meeting with defense contractors, who'd be happy to supply goods for U.S. armed incursions in the Middle East.
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.
The University of Texas opened classes in Austin this week with a bit of student protest. The "Cocks Not Glocks" campaign encourages students to carry dildos and sex toys to mock the beginning of a new state law that allows concealed weapons on campus.
On residency requirements for LRPD officers and why many of his officers choose to live outside the city, community policing, mass incarceration, juvenile justice, assault rifles and gun control and more.
We take a visit to the weekly hot check court in Sherwood District Court, the subject of a recent civil rights lawsuit filed by ACLU Arkansas and others, who say the system there results in a modern-day debtor's prison