Saturday night's line is open. I leave you with this:
* EXPLOSIVE: The LRPD said at mid-afternoon that it had received 599 calls about fireworks violation since 3 p.m. July 3. More explosions of leftovers can be expected tonight. You can guess how many detonators will meet face to face with police against so many explosions. No word yet on citations and/or injuries.
The Senate today voted 20-9 to pass Sen. Bryan King's bill that says a fourth commitment to the Arkansas Department of Correction means the person sentenced must serve at least 80 percent of the sentence before parole eligibility.
Tens of thousands of Arkansans have been kicked off of Medicaid for failure to respond to an income verification letter. Many of them are eligible for the program according to the very data that triggered the letter in the first place.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson apparently felt the burn from KARK's exclusive Tuesday night on his plans to cut state support of War Memorial Stadium in half beginning July 1, 2018. He has a so-far secret plan to make the stadium self-sustaining. We bet that doesn't include state support.
IndieWire breaks news long whispered downtown — a more ambitious successor to the Little Rock Film Festival is in the works, with backing from writer/director Jeff Nichols, a Little Rock native. His "Loving" has won wide acclaim recently.
UPDATE: Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed the expanded concealed carry legislation, but some additional legislation is promised, at a minimum to exempt UAMS and the State Hospital from the expanded list of places where concealed weapons are allowed for those with a new permit that requires an additional day of training.
The state is having a hard time finding volunteers to watch the scheduled octuple executions. Perhaps opposition to the death penalty is greater than the Arkansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty found this week at the legislature.