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/
The New York Times reports today on a new history of lynchings in the South, which details 3,959 victims of "racial terror lynchings" in the 12 Southern states from 1877 to 1950. Arkansas lands at the top of a very dark list.
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.
A full page ad in Sunday's New York Times, signed by 21 religious figures, was styled as a "Declaration of Dependence Upon God and His Holy Bible." Sen. Jason Rapert, who's gone full-time into the preaching business, was a signatory along with the likes of faux historian David Barton, Kenneth Copeland, James Dobson and Creflo Dollar.
Disclosure about financing of the anti-medical marijuana campaign in Arkansas is so far lacking, but it's no secret what's happened in other states — pharmaceutical companies have worked to defeat medical marijuana laws because they create (safer) competition.
The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has scheduled a "closing ceremony" for the Broadway Bridge at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, 45 minutes after the bridge is closed for six months or so of work to tear down the old structure and replace it.