Ernest Dumas this week provides Sen. Jason Rapert (and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette) with a needed tutorial on what the founding fathers, particularly Alexander Hamilton, wrote about the need for an independent judiciary to protect minority rights.
The third round of layoffs at Stephens Media's Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith cut deeper into the bone of news reporting and editing employees. The Little Rock-based chain has made other cuts in Arkansas and elsewhere as it copes with changing newspaper landscape.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette today reported on the coincidence of timing of an extraordinary ruling in a nursing home case by Circuit Judge Mike Maggio and the establishment of PACs for contributions to Maggio by the owner of that nursing home. The article did not mention that Blue Hog Report broke this story, a significant omission.
The open line news roundup: Most of Stephens Media news bureau in Little Rock lose their jobs. Mark Pryor bites Koch hand that feeds him. Lawsuit possible over new state election rule. Unable to answer my questions, a state agency delayed a rubberstamp vote on a Walton-financed bid to get some federal money to pass out to charter schools.
A potential move reported here weeks ago has been firmed up: Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods, the state’s largest marketing, advertising and public relations firm, will move from Capitol Avenue to the Fulk Building at Third and Main, the long-time home of Bennett's Military Supplies.
Jones Film Video, which has been at Sixth and Chester, will move into a building across the street that has been occupied by Mr. Cool's.
E-mails between Arkansas Democrat-Gazette contract columnist Mike Masterson and University of Arkansas Chancellor David Gearhart reveal mutual admiration but also a bit of insight on Arkansas media and public relations.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist Wally Hall wrote this morning about the brief flurry of news about the mention of University of Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long being in the field of candidates to be the next athletic director at the University of Texas.
The upcoming special session of the Arkansas General Assembly, the latest on the bid to overturn the state's voter ID law, a split emerging among Arkansas Supreme Court justices and the politics surrounding a proposal to build a Mapco on 3rd and Broadway in downtown Little Rock — all covered on this week's edition.
Gov. Mike Beebe today appointed a former aide and current lobbyist for the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce to a seat on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. He continues a historic pattern of white male appointments to the commission, which oversees fishing and hunting in the state.
The tween-pop Elvis is coming to Verizon for what is guaranteed to be the most frenzied concert Little Rock sees all year. Now, the Biebs has gotten more than his fair share of criticism since his astronomical ascent from YouTube scrubbery to international megafame, but we're not interested in calling out the omnipresent young pup for his fortunes, deserved or otherwise.
Last week, Rep. Josh Miller, a Republican legislator from Heber Springs, spoke against the private option Medicaid expansion last week. He invoked FDR's New Deal — a "hand up," he said, not a "handout."
Pam Hobbs, mother of Steve Branch, one of three eight-year-olds killed in the 1993 West Memphis slayings that became the West Memphis 3 case, says new information unearthed in a new documentary, "West of Memphis," has persuaded her to call for the state of Arkansas to reopen the case.