Interesting development in Kentucky, where stte official opposition had stood in the way of a merger of a public and Catholic-operated hospital because of barriers seen in having publicly financed health services controlled by Catholic doctrine, particularly in the area of reproductive medicine.
This won't shock bike riders. (Or pedestrians, either, who get scant consideration from Arkansas motorists, not to mention governments reluctant to require sidewalks or to build good pedestrian paths.)
I wrote yesterday of my support for the recent push by Mayors Mark Stodola and Pat Hays for turning the Broadway Bridge into a pedestrian and bike corridor, plus plaza, connecting the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock.
This is sad news that merits more reporting, but following is a letter received by members of the Westside YMCA:
Dear YMCA Members:After operating the Westside YMCA facility for over 35 years, the Y Board has decided to close the facility.
Looking for something to do before 2:30 p.m. besides heating up the cheese dip? You might want to consider "The Art of the Brick," a new exhibit at the Clinton Presidential Center featuring Nathan Sawaya's Lego sculptures.
My mention yesterday of a gaping problem in the bike trail on the Little Rock side of the Arkansas River brought inquiries and an impassioned call to action from Gene Pfeifer, a recreational cyclist whose persistence helped get the Clinton Library off the dime on completing its bridge link to North Little Rock.
Now that the chorus of politicians invoking religious liberty against the president and local governments includes nearly every Republican presidential candidate, it is time to ask whether those who espouse religious liberty the most loudly believe in it least.
Brooke Arnold, writing in Salon, provides a personal look at life according to the teachings of a religious organization that has been influential with the Duggar family. She argues it cultivates a culture where women are more vulnerable to rape and sexual abuse.
The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported over the weekend, though the Little Rock edition did not, that it had interviewed an unnamed church elder about Jim Bob and Josh Duggar's meeting with then-State Trooper Joseph Hutchens to report Josh Duggar's improper contact with girls in the Duggar household.