Michael Schwartz, currently associate dean of the Washburn Law School in Topeka, Kan., will become dean of the UALR Bowen School of Law July 1. Paula Casey will continue to serve as interim dean until then.
Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin reports a $200,000 haul in his first campaign finance report as a candidate for lieutenant governor. Who'd want to pour money into an office that is so pointless that it is, by bipartisan agreement, not even being filled in calendar 2014?
Despite repeated requests, no further details have emerged about Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton's marriage over the weekend. His office hasn't responded to requests for basic info — time, place, bride's full name and biographical information. One other question arises: Did he retain a former appreciation for "covenant marriage"?
Americans for Prosperity, the Koch-organization that is continuing a desperate battle against Obamacare, has spent more than $1 million on advertising to defeat U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor. But a new $700,000 buy in Arkansas is the latest to fail a fact check.
The Student Press Law Center reports that Sheridan High School administration ordered the school yearbook to scrap six planned student profiles rather than include one on a gay student who talked about his experience.
Gov. Mike Beebe today exercised a line-item veto of a $5 million tax break grafted onto an appropriation bill. The next question is whether the legislature will attempt an override when it meets to adjourn Wednesday.
The tween-pop Elvis is coming to Verizon for what is guaranteed to be the most frenzied concert Little Rock sees all year. Now, the Biebs has gotten more than his fair share of criticism since his astronomical ascent from YouTube scrubbery to international megafame, but we're not interested in calling out the omnipresent young pup for his fortunes, deserved or otherwise.
Mike Huckabee, who left Arkansas, where he built the platform for his media success and which, incidentally, has an income tax, is putting down expensive roots in a beach development in Walton County, Fla., east of Destin — a $3 million home.
Last week, Rep. Josh Miller, a Republican legislator from Heber Springs, spoke against the private option Medicaid expansion last week. He invoked FDR's New Deal — a "hand up," he said, not a "handout."