We interrupt our conventional parochial program with a news bulletin — a Malaysian Airlines 777 bound from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has gone down in Ukraine and some reports are saying it was shot down.
The Times Record reports that about 100 people turned out for Fort Smith lawyer Joey McCutcheon's rally to save the Rebel mascot and the "Dixie" fight song along with other trappings of the Confederacy at Fort Smith Southside High School. /more/
The Southwest Times Record reports — unsurprisingly — that a Fort Smith School Board move to remove Confederate trappings from Fort Smith Southside High School has drawn plenty of flack, along with some support. /more/
The Saturday night line is open and foreign policy wonks will be studying up on Ukraine, Crimea and such. President Obama has talked to Putin. Talks and diplomacy won't satisfy the hawks. Or maybe Ukrainians either. Nothing less than a cage match will do for warmongers like Tom Cotton. /more/
In a year in which politics has prevented passage of much significant in Congress, a potential huge victory is possible for the Obama administration — improvement in juvenile justice. Problem: U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton.
Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola expressed opposition to me yesterday to Sen. Bart Hester's bill to prevent cities from passing laws to protect LGBT people from discrimination. He didn't go as far as I would have gone.
Judgment day nears on HB 1733, which would implement the Walton billionaires' aim to take over the Little Rock School District. Their tentacles are many. And don't be confused by assurances that they only want a moderate amount of so-called reform.
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.
Kyle T. Miller, who describes himself as a "licensed and ordained prophet" and says he has been "prophesying and interpreting dreams for almost 15 years," has been named the director of the Delta Cultural Center at Helena.