Latest chatter from the campaign trail: Ted Cruz has pivoted his attacks to Marco Rubio after yesterday's Republican debate. Rubio, who's long seemed like the GOP's clearest option for a consensus alternative to Cruz or Donald Trump, has the Texas senator worried Rubio is finally breaking away from the second tier to become a real contender. Of course, that means Rubio's fellow second tier-ers (Bush, Christie, etc.) have every incentive to target him, too.
This seems like a great weekend to be anywhere in the nation other than Iowa.
Hey, also: Remember a week ago, when it was winter? Highs are in the upper 60s this weekend. Seems like a good time to share this nice shot — taken by a reader — of the River Market just before dawn last Friday.
Tom Larimer of the Arkansas Press Association testified against SB 131, saying that it "would in effect create a secret police." He said there's "no evidence that anyone has FOIed something to create mayhem."
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.
Sheila Kennedy, a professor of architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and founder of Kennedy & Violich Architecture Ltd., will give the June Freeman lecture tonight at the Arkansas Arts Center, part of the Architecture + Design Network series at the Arkansas Arts Center.
A former mental health agency director has won a default judgment worth $358,000 over a claim for unpaid retirement pay and Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson is apparently to blame for failure to respond to pleadings in the case.
Sen. Tom Cotton, cordial to a fault, appeared before a capacity crowd at the 2,200 seat Pat Walker Performing Arts Center at Springdale High tonight to a mixed chorus of clapping and boos. Other than polite applause when he introduced his mom and dad and a still moment as he led the crowd in a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance — his night didn't get much better from there.