UPDATE: Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed the expanded concealed carry legislation, but some additional legislation is promised, at a minimum to exempt UAMS and the State Hospital from the expanded list of places where concealed weapons are allowed for those with a new permit that requires an additional day of training.
IndieWire breaks news long whispered downtown — a more ambitious successor to the Little Rock Film Festival is in the works, with backing from writer/director Jeff Nichols, a Little Rock native. His "Loving" has won wide acclaim recently.
Johnny Key, the state Education Commissioner and boss of the state-controlled Little Rock School District, today opposed a bill to stem the growth of charter schools in districts like Little Rock while under state control. A former state Education Board member who voted for state control said today that he saw this attitude by the state as a betrayal of trust.
Federal Judge James Moody this morning sentenced Lu Hardin, the former president of the University of Central Arkansas, to five years probation for his guilty plea to wire fraud and money laundering. He declined to impose a 9- to 12-month sentence recommended by federal court sentencing guidelines.
Just in from Rep. Kim Hendren: Legislation to prohibit any publicly supported schools (you, too, charters) from including in curriculum or course materials any books or other material authored by Howard Zinn, who wrote A People's History of the United States.