The arrest of state Rep. John Walker, some potentially bad news for nursing home operators in Arkansas, Leslie Rutledge’s very bad week and hard line Tom Cotton — all covered on this week's podcast. /more/
Presidential politics, University of Arkansas fundraising intrigue, a new plan to provide assistance to developmentally disabled people and the Little Rock Police Department and take home cars — all covered on this week's podcast. /more/
Baker Kurrus’ political future, the Little Rock City Board’s vote on residency requirements, Diane Zook doing right and the Supreme Court and conflicts of interest — all covered on this week's podcast. /more/
The latest in ballot measures, El Dorado and school transfer, a new Medicaid official in Arkansas and Metroplan’s approval of a waiver that puts the highway department one step closer to putting a concrete monstrosity through the heart of Little Rock — all covered on this week's podcast. /more/
John Walker, the 79-year-old civil rights lawyer, and his associate, Omavi Shukur, 29, a young lawyer devoted to criminal justice reform, talked to press this afternoon about their arrests Monday by Little Rock police for supposedly obstructing governmental operations in observing and attempting to film a routine police traffic stop. It was a tutorial on sharp views of race, class and governance in Little Rock.
A federal judge has broadened her order prohibiting the state from stopping federal Medicaid funding for health services provided by Planned Parenthood. The governor ordered a halt to the funding, despite contrary federal law, because he doesn't like that Planned Parenthood provides abortions.
This morning, I was a student ambassador for Philander Smith College and the Social Justice Institute at a House Committee that discussed Rep. Nate Bell’s proposal to divide a Robert E. Lee and Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
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.
Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's disastrous appearance Monday night on CBS — which produced a record amount of comment and views on both our Facebook page, Twitter account and Arkansas Blog — apparently didn't harm her standing as a Trump surrogate. She's back on air today, this time blaming Hillary Clinton for Bill Clinton's indiscretions 20 years ago.
Prosecuting Attorney Larry Jegley's office today filed notice in district court that it would not prosecute misdemeanor obstruction charges against state Rep. John Walker, 79, and a legal colleague, Omavi Kushukuru, 29, filed after Walker angered officers by filming a traffic stop.
The Little Rock police department released copies of dash camera footage of a traffic stop that led to the arrests of state Rep. John Walker, 79, for obstructing governmental operations, a charge later dropped. They reflect some sharp words between Walker and officers preceded his arrest.