Arkansas Times Senior Editor Max Brantley and Editor Lindsey Millar talk about Tom Cotton and the latest in election news, the fight over public schools and broadband, talk of toll roads along I-40, a legal claim that could keep votes on alcohol and the minimum wage off the ballot and the state Republican Party embracing D.C. politics — 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/
The Republican National Convention morphed from a dumpster fire to what one commentator called a "nuclear dumpster fire" last night — from the booing of Ted Cruz to a prediction of a nuclear attack on the U.S. to the nominee's seeming repudiation of NATO. And then there was the disingenuous Tom Cotton, managing to look sane amidst all this. /more/
An observer reports from a legislative committee meeting this morning at which the State Police made a case for more money for child abuse hotline operators and investigators. A Republican actually said he might vote for children's needs before a tax cut. /more/
The New York Times writes more about the potential Republican presidential candidates in 2020, such as Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, who are using the current Republican National Convention to network for the future. /more/
Matt Campbell, the Blue Hog Report blogger and Little Rock lawyer, has been notified that the state Ethics Commission will hold a probable cause hearing on his ethics complaint against on-the-job campaigning by Gov. Asa Hutchinson. /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.
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.
Southwestern Electric Power Company announced in a news release today that it is dropping plans for a $116 million power line across Northwest Arkansas because the project is no longer needed. It would have covered 60 miles between Benton and Carroll Counties.