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ABC board ponders medical marijuana rules on advertising, 'edibles,' transport and more

As presented Monday, the rules would prohibit almost all medical marijuana advertising, including TV, radio, billboards and print media. Some board members pointed out that a near-blanket prohibition would make it very difficult to do business. "I think at some level we have to keep standards of commercial reasonableness in mind," said Dan Greenberg, the new ABC chair. The board will take up the issue Tuesday.

Another week begins. The open line

Here's the open line and the week-opening daily news roundup.

UPDATE: Identities released in shooting of robber by Little Rock police officer

A Little Rock police officer fatally shot a man he said attempted to rob him in a shopping center parking lot at Rodney Parham and Reservoir Roads about 7:40 p.m. Friday.

Rock Candy

Review: "Legends of Southern Hip Hop" at Robinson Center

Mystikal, 8Ball & MJG, Scarface, Juvenile, Trick Daddy and Bun B are on tour together, and landed at the Robinson Center last Saturday night.

Check out slideshows from the Root Beard and Mustache Contest and SoMa Mardi Gras Parade

The throngs descended on South Main Street and Bernice Garden on Saturday for the annual SoMa Mardi Gras Parade and the 5th Annual Root Cafe/Arkansas Times Beard and Mustache Contest. As usual, ace photographer Rett Peek was on the scene to capture handsome portraits of all the contest participants. And our own Brian Chilson was on the scene to grab shots of the rest of the revelry.

Architecture lecture: Sheila Kennedy on "soft" design

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.

Eat Arkansas

A Fat Tuesday beer dinner at @ the Corner

At the Corner restaurant at Scott and Markham streets will celebrate Mardi Gras with its first "Fat Tuesday Beer Dinner,” featuring brews from Lost Forty, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Butts out at The Sports Page

Stop the presses! Or toss out the ashtrays at least. No longer does The Sports Page serve its great cheeseburgers and ginormous chilidogs with a hint of Marlboro.

Bohm's District Fare: Charcuterie, a glass of wine and more

Tomas Bohm, the owner of Czech and German eatery The Pantry in West Little Rock and The Pantry Crest in Hillcrest, has settled on a name for his new venture in the old Hillcrest Artisan Meats spot: District Fare. The name “suits the Hillcrest location," Bohm said. And besides, he added, "everything else is called Hillcrest” in the neighborhood.

Columnists

Max Brantley

Stand up for Little Rock

If Little Rock deteriorates because of substandard schools, there will be blame aplenty /more/

Ernest Dumas

Hating the media

Presidents, with the exception of George Washington, never found much joy with the media, although Donald Trump is the first to use the scarily freighted words "enemies of the people." /more/

Gene Lyons

Trump and Russia

If you think about it, no wonder Donald Trump prefers the imaginative stylings of Fox News to the presidential daily briefing. He's pretty much the network's target demographic: a daffy old-timer with time on his hands. /more/

Dining Review

Love for Sonny Williams'

February 23, 2017
Love for Sonny Williams'
River Market steakhouse hits all the marks. /more/

Dining Search

Movie Reviews

One for the money

February 23, 2017
One for the money
CMT's 'Sun Records' gets dramatic about Sam Phillips and the roots of rock 'n' roll. /more/

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Visit Arkansas

"Locally Labeled" passport expands to accommodate booming brew scene

"Locally Labeled" passport expands to accommodate booming brew scene

As if great beer weren't reward enough, you can earn prizes for sampling local craft beverages

Visit Arkansas

"Locally Labeled" passport expands to accommodate booming brew scene

"Locally Labeled" passport expands to accommodate booming brew scene

As if great beer weren't reward enough, you can earn prizes for sampling local craft beverages


 

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