Voter ID, taxes, ethics reform, expanding health coverage, newly filed bills of note—all covered on this week's podcast. Plus, Dave endorses the Boston Phoenix and Debo Band, and I plug On the Media's excellent mini-history podcast on the copyright roots of "The Happy Birthday Song."
Asa Hutchinson’s endorsement of the private option (now Asacare), Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s request to the Arkansas Supreme Court to reargue the state’s appeal in the same-sex marriage case, the Ethics Commission’s surprise decision in a complaint against Rutledge and the Little Rock School District facing state takeover. /more/
Asa Hutchinson’s first week in office, notable state legislation introduced so far, outrageous recommendations for raising public officials salaries, Leslie Rutledge firing and hiring and the retirement of the University of Arkansas's chancellor — all covered on this week's podcast. /more/
Former Circuit Judge Mike Maggio pleading guilty to federal bribery charges and what the ripple effect is likely to be, the fate of the Little Rock School District, Asa Hutchinson’s tax-cutting agenda and David Koon's masterful profile of Ruth Coker Burks, an unsung hero of the early days of AIDS in Arkansas — all covered on this week's podcast. /more/
The Arkansas Supreme Court and marriage equality, gubernatorial appointments, political spending and what to expect from the 90th General Assembly — all covered on this week's edition. Plus, Max plugs season three of "Rake" and Lindsey endorses "Mexico," "Simple Thai Food" and "Thug Kitchen." /more/
Max and Lindsey continue their regular feature on lawmakers abusing the new ethics law, and talk about the Arkansas Supreme Court, state government appointments and exits, a new civil rights ordinance in Fayetteville, Arkansas Baptist’s big bailout, a really expensive cab ride and the prospect of Bush v. Clinton II. /more/
The repeal of Fayetteville’s civil rights ordinance, the new ethics amendment, why Dustin McDaniel joined a meaningless lawsuit challenging President Obama’s executive order on immigration and the Arkansas Supreme Court and same-sex marriage — all discussed on this week's podcast. /more/
Arkansas Scholarship Lottery drama, the latest on hog farms in the Buffalo River watershed, a big court victory for marriage equality in the state, Fayetteville’s referendum on its civil rights ordinance, the Downtown Partnership’s really unpopular proposal for a design overlay district and race and justice in America — all covered on this week's podcast. /more/
President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, court challenges to Arkansas’s ban on same-sex marriage, a new lawsuit alleging a collaboration and coercion between Gilbert Baker, Mike Maggio and Michael Morton, how Catholicism influences (or doesn’t) French Hill’s politics and the University of Arkansas’s plans for an eVersity — all covered on this week's edition. /more/
The split among Arkansas Republicans between the establishment wing and Tea Partiers, opposition to the Fayetteville’s civil rights ordinance, Mike Huckabee's presidential preparations, Martha Shoffner’s terrible time in court part two and Gov. Mike Beebe and pardons — all covered on this week's podcast. /more/
The midterm election that finally turned Arkansas dead red and all that we have to look forward to now that Republicans are in control, the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce standing against the city’s civil rights ordinance and Uber flouting the law in Little Rock — all covered on this week's podcast. /more/
Asa Hutchinson’s endorsement of the private option (now Asacare), Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s request to the Arkansas Supreme Court to reargue the state’s appeal in the same-sex marriage case, the Ethics Commission’s surprise decision in a complaint against Rutledge and the Little Rock School District facing state takeover.
After nearly a year of searching for a location, Flyway Brewing Company has found a space to open Central Arkansas's first mid-sized brewery — significantly bigger than the likes of Stone's Throw and Vino's, but smaller than big dogs like Lost Forty and Diamond Bear.
Judge Leon Holmes has awarded $1.25 million in damages in a default judgment against a company doing business as thedirty.com, a gossip website operated by Nik Richie. The company that operates the website later said the Little Rock attorney sued the wrong company.