An effort to abolish the office of lieutenant governor, the Little Rock City Board and late-night clubs, the latest sign of trouble among Justices of the Arkansas Supreme Court, a leaked Tea Party memo and a rare admission by Tom Cotton — all covered on this week's podcast.
Mike Huckabee’s coming run for president, turmoil in state Treasurer Dennis “donuts, lies and videotape” Milligan's office, Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s love of task forces and bicycles in Little Rock — all covered on this week's edition. /more/
Open line. Video news roundup. Tom Cotton reverts to childhood, calls out Iranian foreign minister. Religious freedom law brings argument against anti-abortion law. And how about that new prohibition on local ordinances that favor classes not covered by law. Could be trouble for the North Little Rock senior center. /more/
Mara Leveritt reports on a newspaper interview by the former prosecutor, now Circuit Judge Tim Cooper whose failure to provide the defense with all available evidence led to the reversal of Tim Howard's death sentence and his new trial this week in Little River County. Leveritt challenges his version of events. /more/
The resignation of Dexter Suggs, Little Rock’s new civil rights ordinance, the latest on the Eureka Springs fight over a nondiscrimination ordinance and Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Common Core — all covered on this week's podcast. /more/
The Arkansas Supreme Court indicated procedurally today that it is close to rendering a decision of some sort on one procedural aspect of two pending cases related to the challenge of the same-sex marriage ban. Not that that means much. /more/
Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s appointment of two special justices to hear an offshoot of the same-sex marriage case who have obvious conflicts, Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy, Dexter Suggs’ no good, very bad week, the Little Rock Board of Directors and a nondiscrimination ordinance and the Pulaski County school desegregation case — all covered on this week's edition. /more/
Tippi McCullough, who's filed a judicial ethics complaint over the Arkansas Supreme Court's handling of the same-sex marriage case, says regulators have confirmed the receipt of the complaint and begun a review. /more/
Mike Huckabee’s coming run for president, turmoil in state Treasurer Dennis “donuts, lies and videotape” Milligan's office, Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s love of task forces and bicycles in Little Rock — all covered on this week's edition.
ASHDOWN — Tim Howard’s trial in 1999 for the murders of his friends Brian and Shannon Day took three days, from opening statement to death sentence. Thursday was day-four of Howard’s retrial and, after introducing more than 200 items of evidence, prosecutors are still at least a day away from concluding their case.
Something's up. The State Board of Education has announced a special meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 5. The lone agenda item concerns a request for a waiver of state law regarding the Little Rock School District.
The Little Rock Police Department has assigned an extra patrol to the Centennial Park area after a complaint by a property owner got Mayor Mark Stodola's attention. Paul Dodds, who lives on West 17th Street and Park and whose company Urban Frontier LLC has fixed up 10 properties for sale and rent and owns several more, emailed Stodola, the city board of directors and the police chief on Sunday. Stodola today directed City Manager Bruce Moore to increase "directed patrols" in the park area and "have Entergy light this place up like it is daytime. With summer break upon us we need to stifle this activity before it gets worse."