The upcoming special session of the Arkansas General Assembly, the latest on the bid to overturn the state's voter ID law, a split emerging among Arkansas Supreme Court justices and the politics surrounding a proposal to build a Mapco on 3rd and Broadway in downtown Little Rock — all covered on this week's edition.
The Arkansas GOP’s role in and reaction to the Republican National Convention, the trial of former health care provider Ted Suhl, the next steps for the challenge to the state’s death penalty secrecy law and more — all covered on this week's podcast. /more/
With his usual command of history, Ernest Dumas writes this week about how a slim majority of the Arkansas Supreme Court stood the state Constitution on its head by creating law to preserve the death penalty. /more/
The State Board of Education defying federal court desegregation orders, the state’s acquisition of a drug used in the lethal injection process, the trial of Ted Suhl and more anti-LGBT action from the legislature in the guise of religious freedom — all covered on this week's podcast. /more/
Arkansas lottery sales in the year ending June 30 were up sharply over the previous year, if well below projections for scholarship proceeds when the lottery was established as well as earliest results /more/
The juicy details in a court filing by plaintiffs attorneys in a civil suit involving Michael Morton, Gilbert Baker and Mike Maggio; the repeal of Texarkana’s nondiscrimination ordinance; and the Walton Family Foundation’s announcement that it would spend $250 million on facility construction of charter schools in Little Rock and elsewhere in the U.S. — all covered on the podcast. /more/
The Arkansas GOP’s role in and reaction to the Republican National Convention, the trial of former health care provider Ted Suhl, the next steps for the challenge to the state’s death penalty secrecy law and more — all covered on this week's podcast.
The State Police have issued a minor clarification in what appears to be an effort to soothe an enraged Sen. Jason Rapert, exposed here as overly excited about both a Conway parking lot question from a constituent as well as some inflammatory Internet rhetoric that he's interpreted as a dire threat on his life. State cops took his reports seriously, they say. But in the end, they found nothing actionable.
While this week's Democratic National Convention will nominate Hillary Clinton, it remains a party where the supporters of Bernie Sanders have a strong voice and could create some significant shenanigans in the coming days.