The New York Times has published on-line a series of op-eds, in graphic form, on life on Death Row.One installment of the series by Patrick Chappatte is about an Arkansas inmate, Kenneth Reams," /more/
The state parole board decided today that it wanted still more time to consider the case of former Death Row inmate Tim Howard, who should be immediately parole eligible after a retrial of his 1999 conviction in Little River County. /more/
Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen heard testimony this morning on the request by Death Row inmates to postpone scheduled executions until questions are answered about drugs to be used in the lethal injections. He's promised a ruling by next week. /more/
As expected, Death Row inmates have asked for a halt to resumption of executions by lethal injection in Arkansas because the state has refused to provide information about the drugs it has obtained for the killing. /more/
The attorney for Tim Howard, the former Death Row inmate sentenced to a reduced term on retrial for two slayings in Little River County, has filed a motion in Jefferson Circuit Court seeking a declaratory judgment that he is eligible either for parole or immediate release because he's served enough of his sentence — counting time off for good behavior — for immediate release. /more/
A jury of six men and six women was seated today for the trial of Tim Howard which is to begin Monday. In a subsequent pretrial hearing, for which the jury was not present, Circuit Judge Charles Yeargan denied the motion filed last week by Howard's attorney that had sought dismissal of the charges against Howard due to alleged prosecutor misconduct. /more/
Disclosure about financing of the anti-medical marijuana campaign in Arkansas is so far lacking, but it's no secret what's happened in other states — pharmaceutical companies have worked to defeat medical marijuana laws because they create (safer) competition.
Response to our story about rehoming and adoption has been overwhelmingly positive, with one exception. Rep. Nate Bell (R-Mena) has informed me that writing this story makes me the predator and Justin Harris the victim. I'm hellbound, apparently.
Lawyers in Little Rock and Fayetteville have filed federal suit in the Western District against Walmart, Target and Walgreens stores for selling herbal products that an investigation in New York discovered contained little or n one of the ingredients advertised on the bottle.
Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is an Arkansas Republican. Thus, like the governor and the Republican-majority legislature, she intends to do everything she can to deny women comprehensive medical care, particularly abortion.
No two presidential candidates since polling began have run up negatives as massive as those of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, who yet won their parties' nominations easily. "What gives?" may be the biggest political mystery in history.